Who invented football?

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The sport we in the United States know as football is more properly called gridiron football, for the vertical yard lines that mark the field. Closely related to two English sports—rugby and soccer (or association football)—gridiron football originated at universities in North America, primarily the United States, in the late 19th century. On November 6, […]

THE HISTORY OF WOMEN’S FOOTBALL IN ENGLAND

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Women’s football came under the auspices of the FA in 1993, but its history stretches back much further Shares Expand Dick Kerr’s Ladies Women’s football has a longer history than most people would expect. There were a number of women’s clubs in the 1890s and one in north London was reported to have attracted a […]

GETTY IMAGES ANNOUNCED AS FA’S NEW OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHY PARTNER

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Expand Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, has today been named as our official photography partner. The long-term partnership, which sees Getty Images work closely with us to deliver an integrated visual strategy, will support our 2020-2024 Time For Change initiative to positively impact every community across the country. Core to the partnership […]

Ryan Odom Named Utah State Head Men’s Basketball Coach

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Links Courtesy of Utah State Athletics LOGAN, Utah – Utah State University Vice President and Director of Athletics John Hartwell announced Monday that Ryan Odom has been named the Aggies’ 20th head men’s basketball coach. In all, Odom is 126-81 (.609) in seven years as a head coach and has 24 years of collegiate coaching experience. “We are […]

History of Football – Britain, the home of Football

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For all the evidence of early ball sports played elsewhere in the world, the evolution of football as we know it today took place in Britain. The game that flourished in the British Isles from the eighth to the 19th centuries featured a considerable variety of local and regional versions – which were subsequently smoothed […]

How a Canadian Invented Basketball

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Winter had not even officially arrived, and already the boys were getting restless. Days after a blizzard buried Springfield, Massachusetts, in snow, a highly contagious case of cabin fever tore through the International Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) Training School. The unruly students roughhoused in the halls and wouldn’t quiet down. Even a modified game […]

THE HISTORY OF THE FA

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Expand The history of the FA   The Football Association, English football’s governing body, was formed in 1863. ‘Organised football’ or ‘football as we know it’ dates from that time. Ebenezer Morley, a London solicitor who formed Barnes FC in 1862, could be called the ‘father’ of The Association. He wasn’t a public school man […]

A short history of football (soccer)

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The International Football Association Board (IFAB) may possess a proud reputation as having preserved the foundations of the game as it enters a third century, but there are still a few things about the way football was once played that might raise a few eyebrows… 1. During the very first international football match between Scotland […]

Where Basketball was Invented: The History of Basketball

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The Birthplace of 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. Learn how you can […]

A Football History: from its origin to now

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There is no clear documentation stating the date and place of origination of today’s most popular sport – world football. However, most historians agree that some type of a ball game has been played for at least over 3000 years.   The origins of the game can be seen in games played in China, Japan, […]