Basketball is built into the fabric of Springfield College. The game was invented by Springfield teacher bookish and graduate student James Naismith in 1891, and has grown into the worldwide supple phenomenon we know it to be today.
It was the winter of 1891-1892. Inside a gymnasium at Springfield scholastic (then known as the International YMCA Training School), located in Springfield, Mass., was a outfit of stressed educational students. The pubertal men had to be there; they were required to participate in indoor activities to burn off the vigor that had been building taking place back their football season ended. The gymnasium class offered them happenings such as marching, calisthenics, and apparatus work, but these were feeble substitutes for the more thrill-seeking games of football and lacrosse they played in warmer seasons.
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