When did Basketball become a professional sport?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2015 in Sport | 0 comments

When did Basketball become a professional sport?
From London to New York to Paris to Beijing and everywhere in between the game of Basketball is played. Athletes from all the corners of the world are interested in basketball training to play professional basketball. Have you ever wondered how did basketball become so popular sport? How basketball got invented? When young boys started following basketball like crazy? Well, if yes, then read on to get all your answers. The Origin of Basketball Basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith. He was from Ontario, Canada. James Naismith (more…) Read More

Tallest Female Identical Twins Who led Virginia’s Women’s Basketball Team

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Sport | 0 comments

Tallest Female Identical Twins Who led Virginia’s Women’s Basketball Team
Heather and Heidi Burge are renowned name in the world of professional basketball. In 1991, these girls led the Virginia’s women basketball team in NCAA tournament. Heather and Heidi Burge hold the Guinness Book of Record of being tallest female identical twins living on Earth. At the age of 19 they have attained 6-feet-5 height. Both Heather and Heidi are superb basketball players. Women’s Basketball Burge sisters are from California, US. They represented University of Virginia in college level basketball tournaments. Then they started (more…) Read More

NCAA Tournament History: The 2010 Cinderella Teams Made The Middle Rounds Less Interesting

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Sport | 0 comments

NCAA Tournament History: The 2010 Cinderella Teams Made The Middle Rounds Less Interesting
The 2010 March Madness, who didn’t love it? The best teams in the country played head-to-head and gave it all each and every game. Every year this is a common theme in the tournament, big upsets and that was especially true in 2010. These upsets have made the tournament what it is today. Everyone likes to root for the underdog and see the little guy pull out a victory. It’s boring to expect the expected, but sometimes the expected is what is needed. Upsets (more…) Read More

History of Soccer

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Sport | 0 comments

History of Soccer
Soccer (or football as it is known in Europe and many parts of the world) has a history which can be traced back for thousands of years. Interestingly enough, one of the earliest versions was a sport known as Phaininda that the ancient Greeks played as early as the fourth century BCE. Similarly, another form called Episkyros was also enjoyed during this time. An image of a man partaking in this activity can be seen on the trophy of the UEFA European Championship. Some (more…) Read More

All About Basketball Camps

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in Sport | 0 comments

All About Basketball Camps
The Evolution of Basketball Camp The YMCA institutions in the US first understood the significance of imparting physical education to young boys to help in their overall development. They also found that YMCAs that had introduced sports to their program did well. Therefore, YMCA gave physical education an important recognition alongside spiritual and intellectual activities that was introduced by Dr. Luther Gulick, YMCA International Training School in Massachusetts, USA. This was adopted in 1891 when Dr. Naismith introduced indoor basketball to the “unruly” YMCA (more…) Read More

The Birth of Basketball

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Sport | 1 comment

The Birth of Basketball
Basketball: Where It All Started We can say basketball started on the year 1891: James Naismith, a Presbyterian minister, was asked to take a physical education class at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) school in Springfield, Massachusetts. Since it was winter, Naismith was asked to invent an indoor game within two weeks to keep the “unruly” young boys occupied. Naismith remembered his growing up years in Canada, where he used to play ‘duck on a rock’ – a large rock placed on a (more…) Read More