21 Interesting Facts About The History Of Basketball

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Everybody has probably watched an NBA game by now. But how the game start and how did it evolve over time? In this post, we’ll take a closer look at all the facts about the history of basketball so you can learn all about one of the most popular sports in the world that is played everywhere! […]

Here’s the history of basketball—from peach baskets in Springfield to global phenomenon

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The nets used by athletes to dunk the ball and score points in the beloved game of basketball evolved from peaches, or rather the baskets used to collect peaches. That’s what a young athletic director ultimately used on a cold day back in 1891 for a new game he created to keep his students engaged. […]

History of American football

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The history of American football can be traced to early versions of rugby football and association football. Both games have their origin in varieties of football played in Britain in the mid-19th century, in which a football is kicked at a goal and/or run over a line.     American football resulted from several major divergences from rugby, most notably the rule changes instituted by Walter Camp, […]

This week in history: McGill grad Naismith invents basketball on Dec. 21, 1891

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Source: Earl Zukerman McGill University   MONTREAL — This week marks the 121st anniversary of McGill graduateDr. James Naismithintroducing his invention — the game of basketball — on Dec. 21, 1891.   Basketball, a game that started with 18 men at the School for Christian Workers (later the International YMCA Training School, now Springfield College) […]

FOOTBALL HISTORY: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

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The history of football is a complex one, but what is it you really need to know about one of the world’s most-loved and supported sports? We’ve detailed some of the key facts about football’s history so you can understand how the sport has developed since day dot. WHERE IT ALL STARTED The origins of […]

Basketball

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Basketball, game played between two teams of five players each on a rectangular court, usually indoors. Each team tries to score by tossing the ball through the opponent’s goal, an elevated horizontal hoop and net called a basket. March Madness Louisville forward Chane Behanan (21) dunking over Michigan players during the NCAA men’s basketball championship game in Atlanta on April 8, […]

The History Of Football

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It is the greatest and most popular sport in the world. It is an industry worth billions and is watched on every continent on the globe. From toddlers kicking a ball whilst the try figure out their co-ordination through to adults who make a living from it, it is a sport that can be played […]

Basketball Basics for New Players and Coaches — Learn the Basic Rules, Concepts, Court Layout, and Player Positions

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The rules of basketball, thankfully, are fairly straightforward. However, if you’re coaching younger players, these rules can be easily forgotten once they take the floor. The three-second rule (which we’ll discuss later in this article) is just one of many great examples. But before you can teach the rules to your team, you must know […]

New Documentary Explores History Of Jews and Basketball

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Long before Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal dominated men’s professional basketball, Jewish basketball teams were all the rage in the early 20th century. A new documentary called “First Basket” takes a look at this piece of basketball history, and how it shaped the start of the NBA. Host Michel Martin speaks with the […]

Basketball

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HISTORY Basketball is a relatively new sport, invented in 1891. It has now grown into one of the most popular sports in the United States. Keeping students fit Basketball was invented in December 1891 by Canadian James W. Naismith. An instructor at the YMCA Training School in Massachusetts, he sought a suitable indoor game to […]