How long has college basketball been around?
A Brief History of Men’s College Basketball. From barns, peach baskets and sepia-tinged photos to 70,000-seat stadiums, plexiglass backboards and high-definition online streams, basketball has evolved apace over nearly 127 years.
When did college basketball become popular?
It was popular enough to become a demonstration sport at the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis, and boomed in popularity in the 1930s because of doubleheaders in New York City, the 1936 Olympics and the start of two national postseason tournaments.
In what year did colleges add basketball to their list of sports?
Both Geneva College and Vanderbilt University claim the first-ever basketball game by a college team, both in 1893, while Hamline and Minnesota A&M played in the first intercollegiate game together in 1895.
When did college basketball go to 4 quarters?
In 1951 the game went through a huge change when the league decided to split it up into four 10-minute quarters. This rule was for both college basketball and the NBA.