James Naismith, a physical education teacher in Springfield, Massachusetts, creates the game as a means to keep his students in shape during the winter.
How did basketball started in the college level?
Basketball was invented because college physical education directors from all over the United States were upset that few students took physical education classes in the winter, according to “The Sports Answer Book.” The administrators met at Springfield College in 1890 and asked Naismith, a Springfield physical …
What was the first college basketball team?
Collegiate firsts. The first known college to field a basketball team against an outside opponent was Vanderbilt University, which played against the local YMCA in Nashville, Tennessee, on February 7, 1893 where Vanderbilt won 9–6.
What college invented basketball?
The Birthplace of Basketball
We welcome you to our “Where Basketball is Invented” webpages, celebrating Dr. James Naismith’s connection to Springfield College as a graduate student and instructor who invented the game here in Springfield, Massachusetts as part of his work with the College.