Middlebury Quidditch Media Roundup

Claiming the 4th Quidditch World Cup, here’s a quick take at how the media whirlwind took on the weekend festivities. Add any more articles, photos, etc. to the comments.

New York Magazine | Muggles Take Manhattan for the Quidditch World Cup – “Middlebury is sporting blue soccer jerseys with matching athletic shorts. They look like an athletic team. Tufts is wearing T-shirts over a ragtag collection of shorts and tights. They look like a fan club getting some exercise.”

Wired | Quidditch World Cup Seeks Wizardry’s Best – “In all, 46 teams arrived in New York for the chance to snag the first-place trophy from Middlebury College, the defending champions and prohibitive favorite going into the tourney”

GOOD.is | Quidditch takes Manhattan – “Laura Budd, a 21-year-old Middlebury beater, is undecided. ‘Quidditch started on a whim as a way to work off your hangover on a Sunday morning. You can be silly like kids. It could lose its magic.'”

Techland | Quidditch World Cup Diary Day 1 and 2 – “As the defending champions, they spoke with the confident humility of a winner: a lot of great teams, we need to play them all hard, etc. “We’re going to have to lose eventually,” said one. “We just hope it’s not today.”

WPIX 11 | Middlebury College Takes Quidditch World Cup – “…the New York Yankees of Quidditch, Middlebury College.”

Tufts Daily | Holy snitch: Tufflepuffs stun Quidditch community, finish second at World Cup – “Though the extra 30 points that came with the Snitch’s capture only cut the deficit in Middlebury’s 100-50 win, simply being in the finals was far more than the Tufflepuffs expected.”

DNAinfo | Middlebury takes gold at Midtown’s Quidditch World Cup – “Adrienne Losch, 20, a junior at Middlebury and a member of the victorious team, credited her team’s 100-to-20 victory over Tufts to plenty of experience. ‘Quidditich started at Middlebury so we’ve had time to figure out the winning strategies,’ said Losch, who said the experience would rank among the highlights of her college career.”

CBS | Quidditch World Cup Held in N.Y.

NY Daily News |