Sport: Golden Jubilee

In January basketball will be 50 years old. To commemorate its birth and honor its founder, thousands of U.S. basketball teams will donate the proceeds of one game on their 1941-42 schedule to the James A. Naismith Memorial Fund. Proceeds of these "golden ball games" will be used to build a monumental gymnasium (including a Hall of Fame) in Springfield, Mass., within dribbling distance of the Y.M.C.A. where basketball was first played.

Already more popular than football in many parts of the country, college basketball has acquired, like football, big gates, subsidized players,...

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