Basketball was invented in 1891 in Springfield,Massachusetts.
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When was basketball invented?
Who Invented Basketball? Basketball was invented in 1891 by James Naismith, a Canadian-American physical education instructor, physician, and sports coach at the Young Men鈥檚 Christian Association (YMCA) Training School (now known as Springfield College) in Springfield, a city in the US state of Massachusetts.
What is the history of Springfield College Basketball?
Basketball is built into the fabric of Springfield College. The game was invented by Springfield College instructor and graduate student James Naismith in 1891, and has grown into the worldwide athletic phenomenon we know it to be today. Springfield College students continue to be innovators and leaders in their fields.
How did Naismith make the first basketball game?
Naismith put the baskets at each end of the gym, nailed 10 feet above the floor. The teams each had nine players. Naismith threw the ball in the air for the first tipoff. On December 21, 1891, the game of basketball was born in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Why is there so much confusion about the origin of basketball?
This is especially due to the failure to establish any relation between the Springfield College and the YMCA鈥攂oth of which directly relate to invention of basketball. Part of the confusion comes from the fact that the institution has never been known as Springfield College until in 1954.