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Hoskins Field on the North side of Memorial Stadium got to experience a very different type of game Saturday when the two day 2018 US Quidditch Southwest Regional Championship moved in away from the muddy soccer fields.

Although the Quidditch is pulled from the pages of "Harry Potter," players don't need to fly to compete in the co-ed, full-contact sport. Seven players running around on yellow sticks work together on each team to win. A volleyball is used as the quaffle to score points, and a runner dressed in yellow with a Velcro tail acts as the snitch. To catch the snitch and earn 30 points seekers have to take the tail from the snitch.

At the Southwest Regional Championship, 24 total teams competed for eight collegiate and two adult community spots in the US Quidditch Cup 11 in Round Rock, Texas, April 14-15.

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