Basketball is built into the fabric of Springfield College. The game was invented by Springfield scholarly instructor 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 educational (then known as the International YMCA Training School), located in Springfield, Mass., was a help of frantic bookish students. The young men had to be there; they were required to participate in indoor endeavors to burn off the vibrancy that had been building in the works since 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 thrill-seeking games of football and lacrosse they played in warmer seasons.
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