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  • Springfield College
  • Created Date
  • 2002
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • Springfield College published “Basketball Was Born Here,” a twenty-six page pamphlet describing the early history of the sport, in 2002. The pamphlet is the third in a series of four pamphlets that were created by Springfield College and the Basketball Hall of Fame and, with at least the last two, published by Springfield College. Along the top of each page is a timeline chronicling important events in the history of basketball, starting with ... more
    Springfield College published “Basketball Was Born Here,” a twenty-six page pamphlet describing the early history of the sport, in 2002. The pamphlet is the third in a series of four pamphlets that were created by Springfield College and the Basketball Hall of Fame and, with at least the last two, published by Springfield College. Along the top of each page is a timeline chronicling important events in the history of basketball, starting with its creation in 1891 and ending with the inaugural season of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) in 1997. Basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith in December 1891 while he was a faculty member at Springfield College. The pamphlet begins by describing the series of events that led Dr. James Naismith to create basketball. It then focuses on four key events: changing of equipment, women’s basketball, wheelchair basketball, and its addition to the Olympics. The next nine pages describe how the sport has changed across the years. The next four pages describe the game’s international impact. The pamphlet closes by describing the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame’s exhibits, the Springfield College Inductees to the Basketball Hall of Fame, and the school’s academic and athletic programs. less
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