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Quidditch: Bringing fictional game into reality

The Quidditch club brings the fictional Harry Potter sport to life, even competing against other schools. In addition to the sport, the club throws an annual Yule Ball that students can purchase tickets for. // The team competes in tournaments across the region, facing other schools who share the fictional game. CWRUcio has beaten both Indiana State and Oberlin this season.

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University club Quidditch team, or CWRUcio, has enjoyed a magical fall season, and are looking forward to a clean sweep in the spring. The Quidditch team is inspired by J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series, which features the popular wizarding sport. The Chicago Tribun...

CWRUcio flying into new season

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

September 16, 2016

It was a cool late summer Sunday afternoon in Cleveland, the perfect time for a certain sport. It’s a sport that has thousands of participants from across the United States and is popular among college students. Out on Freiberger Field, there was a match already underway, the first of three to be played...

CWRUcio zooms to third place finish at College of Wooster tournament

CWRUcio, the Quidditch team on campus took third in their tournament this weekend

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

February 26, 2016

Case Western Reserve University’s Quidditch team CWRUcio competed at the College of Wooster’s Buckets and Beats Bash on Saturday, Feb. 20, the school’s second annual spring tournament. One of 12 teams chosen to compete out of 27 applicants, CWRUcio placed third of four teams in the second tier...

Yule Ball soars to new heights

Ball attendees participated in activities like tea leaf reading, a quest and photo booth pictures

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2016

Late Saturday night, students showcased their bountiful love for Harry Potter at the Yule Ball, hosted by CWRUcio Quidditch. It took place in The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Ballroom C from 8 p.m.-11 p.m., and featured a wide variety of activities pertaining to the world of Harry Potter. The...

Annual Yule Ball combines dancing and magic

The event will bring together Harry Potter fans this weekend with a variety of Hogwarts-themed food, games and activities.

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2016

Jan. 30, a magical event lifted from the pages of the “Harry Potter” books will come to campus, courtesy of CWRUcio Quidditch: the Yule Ball. The Yule Ball, in the series, is traditionally held following the first task of the Triwizard Tournament as described in “Harry Potter and the Goblet...

CWRUcio holds Quidditch tournament for good cause

The winning team, the Mad Mandrakes donated the proceeds to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Shounak Bose, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2015

On an overcast but warm Saturday morning, three teams participated with the Case Western Reserve University Quidditch Club, CWRUcio, in their second annual philanthropy tournament. Whoever won out of the three teams, the CWRU Swing Club, Phi Kappa Tau/Sigma Psi and the Mad Mandrakes would be able to...

CWRUcio flying to new heights

Cwrucio, the Quidditch team here at CWRU, will host their first home game of the season on Saturday.

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

October 2, 2015

The sport of Quidditch is full of excitement and plenty of strong competition. The Quidditch team here at Case Western Reserve University, CWRUcio has begun their play this season with a 2-3 start but have, with their losses, come against some of the top talent in the newly formed Great Lakes Region. For...

The Quidditch question

Two Cwrucio members sprint for the quaffle and bludgers at the center line. The experience of playing Quidditch erases any doubt of the game being considered as a sport.

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

September 4, 2015

With a saga as lengthy and exciting as the books that the activity is based on, the question of Quidditch’s place in the sports world has long been a topic of debate among the staff of this newspaper. The staff decided that the only way to bring the arguments to an end was for me, the sports editor,...

The Quaffle isn’t the only ball the Quidditch Team is throwing

Quidditch Team's Yule Ball was just as successful as their first year, with plenty of dancing, food and

Sanjana Krishnakumar, Contributing Reporter

February 5, 2015

The “Harry Potter” theme song resonated throughout the room, as students entered the Tinkham Veale Ballroom in ball gowns and tuxes. Hogwarts-inspired decorations surrounded the tables and windows, while a mouthwatering appetizer station and dessert bar had the guests coming for seconds. You guessed...

3, 2, 1, Brooms Up

Quidditch tournament

Brittany Bishop, Contributing Reporter

October 16, 2014

Dozens of students straddle their brooms, the wind flying through their hair as they race towards the coveted quaffle. But these Quidditch players aren’t at Hogwarts. They’re not wizards, and they’re not flying through the air on the latest Nimbus broomstick. They’re muggles, at the Van Horn...

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