First Basketball World Champions

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1922-1923 Spalding Men's Basketball Book
This short excerpt from the 1922-1923 Official Basketball Guide contains the official rules of basketball for that season. This guide was published semi-annually between basketball's inception and this year's edition. The topics covered in this book…

Eugene S. Libby Photo
This is a portrait of Springfield College alumnus Eugene S. Libby (class of 1892), a participant in the first basketball game in 1891.

St. Stephen YMCA Gymnasium
This is a photo of the St. Stephen YMCA Gymnasium, one of the oldest gymnasiums created after the creation of Basketball. A truly remarkable space, the gymnasium was part of a Railroad branch in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. The room has changed very…
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