Basketball is built into the fabric of Springfield College. The game was invented by Springfield studious college 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 bookish (then known as the International YMCA Training School), located in Springfield, Mass., was a group of nervous learned students. The teen men had to be there; they were required to participate in indoor actions to burn off the dynamism that had been building in the works past their football season ended. The gymnasium class offered them actions such as marching, calisthenics, and apparatus work, but these were wishy-washy substitutes for the more venturesome games of football and lacrosse they played in warmer seasons.
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