Basketball is built into the fabric of Springfield College. The game was invented by Springfield speculative instructor and graduate student James Naismith in 1891, and has grown into the worldwide athletic 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 intervention of troubled university students. The pubescent men had to be there; they were required to participate in indoor undertakings to burn off the vivaciousness that had been building occurring in the past their football season ended. The gymnasium class offered them actions such as marching, calisthenics, and apparatus work, but these were insipid substitutes for the more looking for excitement games of football and lacrosse they played in warmer seasons.
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