Sport: Basketball

The inventors of most games are as anonymous as the inventors of the candle or the wheel. Not so the inventor of basketball. He is Dr. James A. Naismith, director of the department of physical education at Kansas University. At McGill University he was the best athlete in his class (1887). From McGill Theological Seminary he went to Springfield Y. M. C. A. College to teach. Amos Alonzo-Stagg went there the same year to coach football and Dr. Naismith played centre on Stagg's team. In 1891, he was assigned to design an...

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