Wednesday, March 31, 2010

College Basketball

Typical for men to love sports such as football, basketball, baseball and any other sports. Well, lately my husband is always glued on TV because he was watching college basketball. He has favorite college basketball team and Duquesne Dukes is also his favorite team because he teaches in that university. last weekend, he didn't take us out to the mall and park because he watched the game from morning to evening and then after the game complain that he is tired. He finds college basketball fun and they have a bit with some of his colleagues.

How the college basketball develop, here is an information from Wikipedia;
Early college basketball development

Dr. James Naismith was instrumental in establishing college basketball. He coached at the University of Kansas for six years, before handing the reins to renowned coach Forrest "Phog" Allen. Naismith's disciple Amos Alonzo Stagg brought basketball to the University of Chicago, while Adolph Rupp, a student of Naismith's at Kansas, enjoyed great success as coach at the University of Kentucky.

On February 9, 1895, the first intercollegiate 5-on-5 game was played at Hamline University between Hamline and the School of Agriculture, which was affiliated with University of Minnesota. The School of Agriculture won in a 9-3 game.

In 1901, colleges, including the University of Chicago, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, the University of Minnesota, the U.S. Naval Academy, the University of Utah and Yale University began sponsoring men's games. In 1905, frequent injuries on the football field prompted President Theodore Roosevelt to suggest that colleges form a governing body, resulting in the creation of the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (IAAUS). In 1910, that body would change its name to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).


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