Football history

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Welcome to FootballHistory.org, a website about football history including competitions, teams and players. The history of football (soccer) Football (or soccer as the game is called in some parts of the world) has a long history. Football in its current form arose in England in the middle of the 19th century. But alternative versions of […]

HOOPS HISTORY – EVOLUTION OF THE BASKETBALL

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Dr. James Naismith invented basketball in 1891, and in the beginning, hoopers used a soccer ball they tossed into peach baskets. In 1894, Naismith enlisted some help to solve that problem for good. Flashback to years earlier: after a successful professional baseball career, Albert Goodwill Spalding opened the first A.G. Spalding & Brothers sporting goods […]

A Brief History of Men’s College Basketball

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December 1891 Left: Naismith’s original rules of basketball were sold at auction for $4.3 million in 2010. JAMIE SQUIRE / GETTY IMAGES. Right: James Naismith. James Naismith, a physical education teacher in Springfield, Massachusetts, creates the game as a means to keep his students in shape during the winter. He publishes the sport’s initial 13 rules, and […]

History of basketball in the UK

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Basketball has been played in the UK for nearly 130 years. The sport was first introduced in England in 1892, by the president of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in Birkenhead, CJ Proctor. CJ had recently visited Canada where the game had just been invented one year earlier. The inventor of basketball was a […]

A Brief History of Basketball – How & When The Game Was Invented & More

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Basketball was invented by James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts. The year was 1891, and as the story goes, Naismith was asked to come up with an indoor game that offered fewer injuries than classic American gridiron football. He came up with a 9-on-9 game that involved shooting a ball into a peach basket. Under those […]

A GLANCE AT THE HISTORY OF BASKETBALL

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The NBA targets a younger and more cosmopolitan audience than the other major sports leagues in America. Watching young talent make the leap is something we all cherish! The game is peaking aesthetically and the league is full of likable players. Let’s talk basketball! THE HISTORY OF BASKETBALL Basketball is one of the most popular sports in […]

The 7 undefeated college basketball national champions in the NCAA tournament era

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Bill Russell and the 1956 San Francisco Dons were the first NCAA Division I men’s college basketball team to finish the year undefeated with an NCAA tournament national championship. Over the course of the next 20 seasons, six other teams would go on to end the year unblemished. But not one squad has completed the […]

FOOTBALL

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The first organized football game in Cleveland was reportedly played in 1887, 18 years after the first college football game was played in the United States, between Rutgers and Princeton. In the first game in Cleveland,  a CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL team defeated a group of freshmen from Case School of Applied Science (See: CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY). Newspapers provided […]

Here’s the type and amount of exercise you need, WHO advises

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Here’s the type and amount of exercise you need, WHO advises By Kristen Rogers and Jacqueline Howard, CNN Updated 1927 GMT (0327 HKT) November 30, 20 Doctor: Here’s what I say to people who want to ‘wait and see’ before getting vaccine Schools using Covid-19 relief aid to make long-term impact on students Moving video shows […]