MIDDLEBURY Some folks believe todays college students have too much free time on their hands. Why would they ever believe that? On Sunday, Oct. 26, Middlebury College will be hosting the first large Intercollegiate Quidditch Tournament in history. 14 college and university quidditch teams are traveling to Middlebury from around the country and beyond: Princeton, Vassar, Rochester, Louisiana State, University of Washington, McGill, Amherst, University of Massachusetts, Boston University, Chestnut Hill, Carlow, Emerson, and Green Mountain College. Quidditch, the sport from the Harry Potter fantasy books, was adapted into a real-life, rough and tumble, full contact, thrilling sport that was started at Middlebury College in 2005. Since then, students at Middlebury have worked hard to promote and share the sport with others. Muggle Quidditch has expanded rapidly into a nationwide phenomenon more than 180 colleges from around the country have registered teams. To accompany the day long tournament there will be live entertainment by Middleburys bands, the flying fists (a student fire-juggling club), owls and other animals, a capella, chemistry professors exploding potions, sports announcers, a fully equipped field with bleachers and tents, and tons of food on sale by local Vermont vendors. This is an excellent event for families, and not to be missed by harry potter lovers, sports fans, and fall festival-goers alike. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and it is free and open to the public.