by Alex Benepe | September 21st, 2011
This weekend, clash of the titans gets redefined when the fourth-ranked team in the world, Texas A&M, will compete against the third-ranked team, Louisiana State University.
The Facebook page for the event maintains that this is a “friendly” game, and both teams have elected not to have the game impact rankings, but nonetheless, we can expect some intense play from these veteran squads.
The game is going down this Sat. Sept. 24, at Bear Creek Pioneers Park in Houston, Tex, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
University of New Orleans and Sam Houston State University quidditch teams will also be in attendance. SHSU has recently joined the IQA as an official member and has registered for World Cup.
LSU captain Jason Winn, when asked for about A&M, had nothing but good things to say.
“They play a very similar style to us, with a strong emphasis on strategy,” he said. “I see so many teams walk into a tournament believing just because they have chasers that could punch out a marine in a bar, that that will ensure victory. I love playing them and have more respect for their team than any other team in the country.”
And his own team?
“We’re more unified than we’ve ever been. The thing, I think, that separates LSU from any other school is our will to win,” Winn said. “I see a lot of teams that come out to the World Cup to just have fun and play which is fine for them, but we go to win.”
Check out a past match between Texas A&M and LSU: