Where Basketball Originated. It was the winter of 1891-1892. Inside a gymnasium at Springfield College (then known as the International YMCA Training School), located in Springfield, Mass., was a group of restless college students.
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History. The history of basketball can be traced back to a YMCA International Training School, known today as Springfield College, located in Springfield, Massachusetts.The sport was created by a physical education teacher named James Naismith, who in the winter of 1891 was given the task of creating a game that would keep track athletes in shape and that would prevent them from getting hurt.
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College basketball was conceived at Springfield College by James Naismith in 1891. It was popular enough to become a demonstration sport at the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis, and boomed in popularity in the 1930s because of doubleheaders in New York City, the 1936 Olympics and the start of two national postseason ...
Basketball History. Basketball was invented in December 1891 by the Canadian clergyman, educator, and physician James Naismith. Naismith introduced the game when he was an instructor at the Young Men's Christian Association Training School (now Springfield College) in Springfield, Massachusetts.
The best players of all time may be different too – back then James Naismith invented basketball so he would not get bored working as a physical education instructor at an American college. Today, basketball is the world’s most popular sport and has become a multi-billion dollar industry. The game has spread across all corners of the globe.