If you mean Duke University by "the Dukes," they were known as Trinity College when they first began playing intercollegiate athletics. The school competed as "Trinity" for many years in Basketball before changing its name to Duke.
If you meant Duquesne University, which calls itself the Dukes, they had already adopted the name Duquesne three years before they first played basketball, in 1914.
What was the name of the college when Duke played their first basketball game? Trinity University
The first women's college basketball game was played in 1892, between the University of California and Miss Head's School. Mount Holyoke and Sophie Newcomb College began playing women's basketball in 1893.
The first game ever in college basketball was played 1/18/1896
Basketball was first played in a college. The first game, 1891, was in the Y.M.C.A college of physical education, Springfield, U.S.A and they used peach basket suspended as the nets, hence the name BASKETball
Basketball came to Duke University in 1906 when the university was known as Trinity College.
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The game of basketball was invented by James Naismith, back in 1892. It was in 1893, that the first college basketball game was played. It was between New Brighton and Geneva College. The first game was held in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, home of Geneva College Golden Tornados
The game of basketball was invented by James Naismith, back in 1892. It was in 1893, that the first college basketball game was played. It was between New Brighton and Geneva College. The first game was held in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, home of the Geneva College Golden Tornados
The first team that is considered to have a basketball team organized is Vanderbilt University. They played a local team from the YMCA in Nashville, Tennessee.
The first women's basketball game was played in 1892 at Smith College. It wasn't quite organized, however, as they were playing against YMCA teams.
A guy named Dr. James Naismith. He invented basketball in Springfield, MA in the year 1891. Basketball was first played at Springfield College, which was a YMCA training school. Basketball was first played by throwing a ball into peach baskets raised high of the ground.
Basketball was first played in NewYork.
The first women's college basketball game was March 21, 1982 at Smith College.
Kansas Jayhawks. The coaches were Phog Allen and James Naismith. The first basketball teams were:1891,Dec21 - 18 students play 1st college basketball game (Springfield College, Massachusetts).1892, Jan20 - The first official basketball game was played by students at the Springfield, MA YMCA Training School.1894, Jan27 - The University of Chicago played its first college basketball game, defeating the Chicago YMCA Training School 19-11. The University of Chicago was the first basketball team to play a full schedule of games, winding up with a 6-1 record.1895, Feb09 - The first college basketball game was played as Minnesota State School of Agriculture defeated the Porkers of Hamline College, 9-3.1896, Jan16 - The first five-player college basketball game was played at Iowa City, Iowa. The University of Chicago defeated the University of Iowa by the score of 15-12.1896, Dec10 - Intercollegiate basketball was played for the first time as Wesleyan University defeated Yale, 4-3, in New Haven, Connecticut.
Young Mens Christian Association Training School now Springfield College in Springfield, Mass.
Basketball was first played in Springfield, Massachusetts, where it was invented.
Basketball was first played at the YMCA.
December 21st, 1891 is the first day basketball was played.
The first ever college basketball game was played on; January 18, 1896, when the University of Iowa invited student athletes from the new University of Chicago for an experimental game. Final score: Chicago 15, Iowa 12,
The first women's basketball team began at Smith College in 1892. The team was led by Senda Berenson who was an instructor at the college.
According to http://www.nyc-architecture.com/MID/MID127.htm, the first college basketball game played at the Garden was in 1934 between Notre Dame and New York University.
Larry Bird first went to Indiana, then dropped out. He then went to Indiana State where he played basketball at.
The first basketball game was played on a dirt court w/ a rock a stick and a hoop