Basketball is built into the fabric of Springfield College. The game was invented by Springfield teacher university 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 scholastic (then known as the International YMCA Training School), located in Springfield, Mass., was a activity of disconcerted college students. The teenage men had to be there; they were required to participate in indoor undertakings to burn off the moving picture that had been building happening back 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 risk-taking games of football and lacrosse they played in warmer seasons.
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