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Basketball. A World Wide Sport. Origins of the Game. Creation. Dec 1891 Springfield, Mass. James Naismith Wanted an indoor game High level of fitness Keep students active on bad days. The Original Court. James Naismith. Invents the game Helps establish a college game

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Basketball

Basketball

A World Wide Sport


Origins of the game

Origins of the Game


Creation

Creation

  • Dec 1891

    • Springfield, Mass.

  • James Naismith

    • Wanted an indoor game

      • High level of fitness

      • Keep students active on bad days


The original court

The Original Court


James naismith

James Naismith

  • Invents the game

  • Helps establish a college game

    • Coaches at University of Kansas

      • Pupils of Naismith carry the game forward

        • Adolp Rupp

          • U of Kentucky

            • Ranked 5th for most wins


The first game

The First Game

  • YMCA Gym

    • Albany, NY

    • Jan 20, 1892

      • 9 players

  • 1895

    • 5 players became the standard


Improvements to the game

Improvements to the Game

  • 1906

    • 1st metal baskets used

    • Backboards instituted

      • Due to interference from the crowd


Evolution of the game

Evolution of the Game


Evolution of the game1

Evolution of the Game

  • 1895

    • Well established in Women’s High Schools

  • 1898

    • 1st professional league

      • Lasted 5 years

    • 1st college team

      • Pittsburgh Geneva College

  • 1900

    • YMCA discourages play due to roughness of play

      • Clubs, colleges and professionals fill void

  • Pre-1917

    • AAU and IAA

      • Forerunner’s of NCAA

        • Fight for control over rules


The college game

The College Game


College game

College Game

  • 1st game

    • Feb 9, 1895

      • Hamline University vs. School of Ag (U of Minnesota)

        • School of Ag won

  • 1901

    • Colleges start to sponsor games


National tournaments

National Tournaments

  • 1937

    • First Mens National Championship tournament established

      • NAIA

  • 1938

    • NIT

      • 1st tournament for NCAA

        • NIT big until 1950’s

          • Corruption and scandal

  • 1939

    • NCAA Tourament Established


March madness

March Madness


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