Basketball is built into the fabric of Springfield College. The game was invented by Springfield learned instructor and graduate student James Naismith in 1891, and has grown into the worldwide gymnastic phenomenon we know it to be today.
It was the winter of 1891-1892. Inside a gymnasium at Springfield school (then known as the International YMCA Training School), located in Springfield, Mass., was a activity of troubled theoretical students. The youth men had to be there; they were required to participate in indoor comings and goings to burn off the liveliness that had been building occurring previously their football season ended. The gymnasium class offered them actions such as marching, calisthenics, and apparatus work, but these were bland substitutes for the more looking for excitement games of football and lacrosse they played in warmer seasons.
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