Potpourri Gallery—Some of This and Some of That - gricketts
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In 1891, to provide a distraction for a rowdy Springfield College class during a brutal New England winter, James Naismith was ordered to create an indoor athletic game. Springfield College was, at that time, a YMCA training school.

The game, that became basketball, started with players dibbling a soccer ball up and down a court to score points by landing the soccer ball in a peach basket attached to a ten foot high railing.

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