In the Beginning
He was born in Ontario, Canada, designed the football helmet, has the basketball hall of fame named after him and he was a fan at the first College Basketball March Madness Championship, which was played in Northwestern’s Evanston in 1939. Eight months later Dr. James Naismith passed on, but not after inventing the game of basketball. He penned his 13 rules of the game on Dec. 21, 1891 and I heard the original document of basketball rules he dictated to his secretary sold for over two million dollars several years ago.
Until 1939 March Madness was a high school basketball tournament, but in March of that year that changed ............