A snowbird shows photos from southwest Florida and southern New England and other places he goes.
Monday, March 12, 2012
The Basketball Hall of Fame is in Springfield, Massachusetts, just a long pass across the state line from Connecticut. Springfield was chosen for the Hall of Fame because James Naismith, a professor at Springfield College, purportedly invented the sport in 1891. He was searching for a sport that could be played indoors in the winter.
Dr. Naismith is here today because the tournaments that conclude the men's and women's college basketball seasons are getting ready to begin. The University of Connecticut men's team won the national championship last year. They had a tough season this year but have been playing better recently. The UConn women's team is predicted to go pretty far this year, but Baylor, Stanford and Notre Dame are also very good. It will be fun to watch.