Basketball is built into the fabric of Springfield College. The game was invented by Springfield college studious and graduate student James Naismith in 1891, and has grown into the worldwide lithe phenomenon we know it to be today.
It was the winter of 1891-1892. Inside a gymnasium at Springfield educational (then known as the International YMCA Training School), located in Springfield, Mass., was a action of restless university students. The pubescent men had to be there; they were required to participate in indoor events to burn off the energy that had been building stirring previously their football season ended. The gymnasium class offered them activities such as marching, calisthenics, and apparatus work, but these were colorless substitutes for the more venturesome games of football and lacrosse they played in warmer seasons.
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