| Chris LuongoMr.HackBasketball Dr. James Naismith is known world-wide as the inventor of basketball. He was born in 1861 in Ramsay township near Ontario, Canada. The concept of basketball was born from his school days in the area where he played a simple child's game known as duck-on-a-rock outside his one-room schoolhouse. The game involved attempting to knock a duck off the top of a large rock by tossing another rock at it. Dr.James attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. After working as McGill University Athletic Director, he moved on to the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA in 1891 where the sport of basketball was born. In Springfield, Naismith was faced with the problem of finding a sport that was suitable for play inside during the Massachusetts winter for the students at the School for Christian Workers. Naismith wanted to create a game of skill for the students instead of one that relied solely on strength. He needed a game that could be played indoors in a relatively small space. The first game was played with a soccer ball and two peach baskets used as goals. Naismith devised a set of thirteen rules of basketball: The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands. The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands, but never with the fist. A player cannot run with the ball. The player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made for a man running at good speed. The ball must be held in or between the hands. The arms or body must not be used for holding it. No shouldering, holding, pushing, striking or tripping in any way of an opponent. The first infringement of this rule by any person shall count as a foul; the second will disqualify him until the next goal is made or, if there was evident intent to injure the person, for the whole of the game. No substitution will be allowed. A foul is striking at the ball with the fist. If either side make three fouls without the other team fouling it will count as a goal for the opponents. A goal will be made when the ball is thrown from the ground into the basket and stays there, providing those defending the goal do not touch or disturb the goal. If the ball rests on the edge and the opponents move the basket, it will count as a goal. When the ball goes out of bounds, it will be thrown into the field and played by the first person touching it. In case of dispute the
Basketball today is a rim-rattling, slam-dunking, high flying show. Would you believe that the first basketball teams shot at peach baskets? Or that players were not allowed to dribble the ball? The sport of basketball has changed dramatically over the years.
The origin of basketball dates back to one hundred and nine years ago (Tejada 14). The first game was played on December 21, 1891 (Tejada 14). Even back then basketball was a thrilling sport. Although it has changed very much since this…
History Of Basketball
It was the winter of 1891-1892. Inside a gymnasium at Springfield College (then known as the International YMCA Training School), located in Springfield, Mass., was a group of restless college students. The young men had to be there; they were required to participate in indoor activities to burn off the energy that had been building up since their football season ended. The gymnasium class offered them activities such as marching, calisthenics, and apparatus work, but these…
General Purpose: The development of basketball.
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the sport of basketball and how it evolved
to be one of the world's most popular and widely viewed sports.
Thesis: Basketball’s great history, great players and great teams have revolutionized the
sport into an international sensation.
1. Basketball was invented in December 1891 by the Canadian educator, and physician
James Naismith. Naismith introduced the game when he was an instructor at the Young…
These books are often filled with images that will resonate in the child’s mind,
and contain a moral in which the child should learn from. Perhaps the most famous author of
children’s books is Theodor Geisel, who wrote under the pen name Dr. Seuss. His works are
celebrated in elementary schools nationwide on Dr. Seuss day, and four of his stories have been
adapted into movies. However, Geisel’s most distinct legacy can be found in his distinctive
writing style, which provided his young audience with an understanding of realworld issues…
When one goes out of the state of Kentucky, there are three things that the vast majority of the public will associate with the state; those three things would be the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and University of Kentucky basketball. Basketball in Kentucky is an unrivaled tradition in this state and it’s fandom spreads much farther than the borders of the state. Just last year I was in Nassau in the Caribbean Islands and a local…
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Chapter 25 - America Moves to the City, 1865-1900
I. The Urban Frontier
A. Cities grew up and out, with famed architects perfecting skyscrapers.
1. The city grew from a small compact one that people could walk through to get around to a huge metropolis that required commuting by electric trolleys.
2. Electricity, indoor plumbing, and telephones made city life more alluring.
B. Department stores like Macy’s and Marshall Field’s provided urban…