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  1. Afternoon Links: 90 years young

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we see check up on how many of you were watching the State of the Union address. Submit links via Twitter. On Jan. 16, 1925, Fordham opened Rose Hill Gym to some degree of awe. James Naismith wrote the original basketball...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  2. Video: 'There's No Place Like Home'

    ESPN.com staff

    ESPN 30 for 30's "There's No Place Like Home" premieres at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. The story: The most important document in sports history -- James Naismith's original rules of basketball -- and the quest to return it home to Lawrence, Kan....

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  3. A look at the numbers for Kansas Jayhawks coach Bill Self - men's...

    Andy Katz

    Bill Self didn't invent the game of basketball, so he's not going to pass James Naismith at Kansas. The building is named after Phog Allen, so Self is behind him, too. But if the next 10 years are anything like the previous nine for Self, it wil...

    Blog | Conversation | October 01, 2012
  4. Kansas building to house Naismith's Rules

    Jason King

    When David Booth shelled out $4.3 million to purchase James Naismith's Original Rules of Basketball, the longtime Kansas donor made one request. Booth said he would donate the two-page, typewritten document to the University Kansas, where Naismith...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  5. James Naismith's childhood home for sale

    Eamonn Brennan

    Are you a wealthy individual? Do you love the game of basketball? Do you like to combine these two qualities into purchases that reflect them? Then you might just be the kind of person interested in buying the inventor of basketball's childhood home....

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  6. Ian Naismith, founder of hoops foundation, dies

    Ian Naismith, grandson of the inventor of basketball James Naismith, and who ran a foundation in the family name dedicated to promoting youth sports died Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2012
  7. AL: Mississippi State's next five days

    Eamonn Brennan

    Afternoon Links are exactly what they say they are. Send in your links and tips here. You can also e-mail me and hit me up on Twitter. It's one of the stranger scheduling quirks you'll ever see. Starting Saturday, Mississippi State is going to cr...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  8. James Naismith's first basketball rules up for auction

    The original rules of basketball are being sold at a New York City auction.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2010
  9. Original rules of basketball written by Dr. James Naismith go to ...

    It's been nearly 119 years since James Naismith wrote down 13 rules for a new game he devised. On Dec. 10, those rules -- considered "the birth certificate of one of the world's most popular sports" -- will be put up for auction.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2010
  10. Naismith items bound for his native Canada

    James Naismith, the Canadian who invented basketball, amassed a treasure trove of memorabilia, and it's headed back to Canada 67 years after his death.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2006
  11. Written account of first game, other hoops artifacts sold

    A detailed account of the first basketball game played more than a century ago sold Friday for $71,700 in the first of a two-part auction of historical items belonging to the sport's founder, James Naismith.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2006
  12. Wooden, Russell headline first college hoops Hall class

    John Wooden joined Bill Russell, Oscar Robertson, Dean Smith and Dr. James Naismith as the founding class of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame during a ceremony Sunday at the Crown Center Exhibit Hall.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2006
  13. College hoops hall needs two more

    On Nov. 19, the new College Basketball Hall of Fame and the College Basketball Experience in Kansas City will induct its inaugural class of Dr. James Naismith, John Wooden, Dean Smith, Bill Russell and Oscar Robertson. In addition, all members of the...

    Blog | November 10, 2006
  14. Naismith, Wooden highlight first collegiate Hall class

    James Naismith, John Wooden, Dean Smith, Oscar Robertson and Bill Russell will be the first class inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2006
  15. Top-seeded Wildcats misread degree of difficutly

    Gene Wojciechowski

    Jay Wright was happy with his team's win, but Gene Wojciechowski says the Wildcats didn't look anything like a No. 1 seed.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2006
  16. Asking price for 1891 draft of hoops rules: $10 million

    The original rules of basketball drafted by Dr. James Naismith, the man who invented the game in 1891, are being sold by his family -- for about $10 million.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2005