Female basketball players have a long list of talented women to thank for the opportunity to not only play the game, but to play it without swishing around in a floor-length dress or a cumbersome petticoat. Women started playing basketball in 1892, but their opportunity to actually embrace the game as an Olympic sport didn’t occur until the 1976… Continue reading
What lock out?
College ball is not far away and watching the building of teams is exciting – there are so many combinations of strong players being set that strong championship contenders are not a sure slam dunk for any one team.
Some graduating seniors left holes that are being filled with big shoes like Andre Drummond joining UCon. On ESPN, Coach Jim Calhoun said his team is… Continue reading
Way, way back in December of 1891, physical education teacher James Naismith introduced his class to two peach baskets he had nailed to the lower rail of the balcony at both ends of the gym, 13 rules for a new game, and using a soccer ball, basketball was born.
It’s said Naismith wrote those 13… Continue reading
UCLA coach John Wooden coached basketball stars such as Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Bill Walton. But it wasn’t just the SUPERSTARS that got his attention.
He gave every member of his teams the guidance and attention which pulled the Bruins together so they could achieve 665 victories and 10 championships!