Basketball is built into the fabric of Springfield College. The game was invented by Springfield scholarly college and graduate student James Naismith in 1891, and has grown into the worldwide flexible phenomenon we know it to be today.
It was the winter of 1891-1892. Inside a gymnasium at Springfield moot (then known as the International YMCA Training School), located in Springfield, Mass., was a outfit of nervous theoretical students. The teen men had to be there; they were required to participate in indoor comings and goings to burn off the excitement that had been building taking place since their football season ended. The gymnasium class offered them actions such as marching, calisthenics, and apparatus work, but these were lackluster substitutes for the more daring games of football and lacrosse they played in warmer seasons.
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