The Birth of Indiana Hoosiers Women's Basketball: Newspaper Reports from Oct. 1896 to July 1897 in Fort Wayne, Indiana

The Birth of Indiana Hoosiers Women's Basketball: Newspaper Reports from Oct. 1896 to July 1897 in Fort Wayne, Indiana

by The Lost Century of Sports Collection
     
 
How did Indiana become a hotbed of basketball? It all started in the 1890s not long after James Naismith invented the game.

This book contains 48 articles about the first season of women's basketball in Fort Wayne, Indiana, located near the Ohio border, with a population of nearly 50,000 people. The city supported a thriving women's basketball league with

Overview

How did Indiana become a hotbed of basketball? It all started in the 1890s not long after James Naismith invented the game.

This book contains 48 articles about the first season of women's basketball in Fort Wayne, Indiana, located near the Ohio border, with a population of nearly 50,000 people. The city supported a thriving women's basketball league with several active teams.

The articles span from October 1896 to July 1897, from the birth of the league at the YWCA to hotly contested tournament games.

All basketball players and women athletes can trace their roots to these pioneers who dared to play despite cultural restrictions.

The Lost Century of Sports Collection (www.LostCentury.com) publishes anthologies of rare sports articles and illustrations from America's sporting heritage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012817990
Publisher:
The Lost Century of Sports Collection
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Series:
The Lost Century of Sports Collection , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
17 KB

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