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Real-life quidditch is a sweeping hit on college campuses

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The documentary "Mudbloods," chronicles the quidditch team at UCLA. Farzad Sangari/Mudbloods

Just because the Harry Potter series is done doesn't mean the magic has faded away.

In 2016, a spinoff trilogy, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," will start rolling out.

And if you can't wait that long, a new documentary is out now: "Mudbloods," which chronicles UCLA's quidditch team.

For the unfamiliar, quidditch is a fictional sport in the series where wizards fly around a field on broomsticks, chucking different kinds of balls though goals while also chasing an elusive golden ball called the snitch.

The real-life version is grounded, of course, but it's been on college campuses since 2005.

"Mudbloods" director Farzad Sangari says it's evolved into an elaborate sport with structured rules, a commitment to co-ed play and even its own world cup.

 

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