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Asked by Ruso, Last updated: May 06, 2020

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I. Muller

I. Muller, Math Professor, North Carolina

Answered May 06, 2020

Women’s basketball was invented in the fall of 1892 at Smith College after the invention of basketball in 1891 in the spring field.

Early basketball was played with peach baskets and soccer balls. Basketball was the first women’s team sport; it became popular throughout the United States.

Senda Berenson was interested in the improvement of her student’s physical health, so she introduced basketball to her student to keep them fit.

The rules and equipment of women’s basketball are similar to men’s basketball. However, the notable difference is in the circumference of the women’s basketball, which is an inch less than the men’s circumference. The location of the women’s three-point line is one foot closer to the basket than men’s.

 

J. Shatner

J. Shatner, Content writer, Boston

Answered Aug 08, 2019

The correct answer to this question is 1892. Four years later, the first women's college basketball game took place on April 4, 1896. The game was between the colleges Stanford and the University of California. From then on, women continued making history in basketball.

Before a woman was allowed in the Harlem Globetrotters, it was an all-male team. Later, Olympian Lynette Woodward became the first female on the team in 1985. Before this, the WBA was created in 1977. At the time of creation, there were eight teams in the league. The league only lasted for three seasons, but today we have the WNBA.

 

Ruso

Ruso

Answered May 31, 2019

In 1892
 

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