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Men’s Basketball Overview

As a sport, basketball was created in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, an instructor at what is now Springfield College, in Springfield, MA.  Dr. Naismith was looking for a way to keep his students active on rainy, cold and snowing days.  The game he invented, evolved in what we know today as basketball 

In Minneapolis, men’s basketball began in the 1901-1902 school year  In the early years, the schools would play anyone they could, including teams from the YMCA, local churches, local colleges and even teams from the Minnesota National Guard!

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