My alma mater has gone deeply nerdy it seems. Click through for an annoyingly designed photo gallery.
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts: Alumni & Friends - Wire
Passion (PASH-uhn) n. Every Sunday afternoon, the team meets at their Quidditch Pitch, the field in Nichols Arboretum, for that week’s match. The team consists of different ages and skill levels. Byl, announcer for the matches, speaks in a British accent and team members make quips about details from the books. Danielle Dubois, a sociology major, jokes that Quidditch “combines nerdiness with athleticism.” Although adapted from a work of fiction, the injuries athletes sustain are all too real. Bloody noses, scraped knees, and cut legs are common.
Pride (prahyd) n. In Michigan Quidditch, there are no fancy uniforms, pep rallies, or ESPN reporters standing on the sidelines. Teammates wear maize and blue Quidditch t-shirts with individual numbers outlined in tape. Spectators wander in while hiking through the Arb, usually without knowing anything about the game being played. Goalposts, made of PVC piping, and brooms, found in parents’ garages, often break during the game. Even so, players shout “Hail to the Victors” in time with a cowbell after goals, and triumphant cheers erupt when a Seeker returns with the Snitch.