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Basketball Indian Head Camp, Bushkill, Pennsylvania, 1951.
Playing basketball at Indian Head Camp, Bushkill, Pennsylvania, 1951

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First College Basketball Game
January 18, 1896

In December 1891, Canadian-born James Naismith, a physical education teacher at the YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) training school, took a soccer ball and a peach basket and in the gym invented basketball. In 1893, he replaced the peach basket with iron hoops and a hammock-style basket. Ten years later came the open-ended nets of today. Before that, you had to retrieve your ball from the basket every time you scored.
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