It was invented at Springfield college (Y.M.C.A. training school) at the time.
Sendra was a gymnastics instructor at Smith College, Massachusetts. No male spectators were allowed at the Women's Basketball games
The first balls were made by a bicycle manufacturing company. Until 1894, this game was played with a soccer ball.
A made field goal and a free throw counted as one point
The free throw line was 21'
The wire mesh backboards prevented spectators from interfering with the game.
It was moved to 15'
Originally, there was no set number of players and teams played with up to 50 players. After experimenting, they started playing with 9 players on each team, the reason being that 18 people showed up for Naismith's Physical Ed class.
After dribbling the ball, the person had to pass the ball and could not shoot it.
It was again increased in 1945 to five fouls.
A two foot gap was made between the backboard, to prevent people from running up the walls for easy lay-ups, and the end line was required
Until 1922, traveling was considered a foul
Dribbling was outlawed for a two week period but was reinstated
They were redesigned for more bounce and with concealed laces which eliminated uneven bounces
This eliminated stalling
It was again reduced to 8 seconds in 2000
This was established to prevent players from camping around the basket
This was changed to alternate possession in 1981
The gap was made to allow for movement under the basket.
Molded basketballs maintained a constant shape and size
Until 1949, coaching wasn't allowed during the game or time outs; only during half time
This lasted until 1977