On March 21, 1893, the first game was played at Smith College -- the freshman class played the sophomore class. Its popularity spread quickly and in April 1896, the first intercollegiate game was played between Stanford and Berkeley. (womensbasketballmuseum.com)
Several professional leagues have existed, the first of which is the WBL, Women's Professional Basketball League, in 1978.
This league created the use of the women's size basketball. The idea was proposed by Karen Logan, a well known player at the time. She wrote a 3 page proposal to the league telling them that many sports have equipment that is different for different sized people, such as tennis and golf, and that basketball should do the same. She proposed a ball about an inch smaller in diameter. The WBL saw a promotional opportunity and adopted the idea, having Wilson Sporting Goods to manufacture the ball (see Pitts, B. G. 1984. Effects of a smaller, lighter basketball on skill performance of female basketball players. Dissertation. University of Alabama. email: email@example.com). Many years later, based on Pitts' research, colleges and high schools adopted the women's size basketball.
WNBA started in 1994.
1892, one year after original basketball was invented
Womens basketball has the same positions and rules as mens basketball. Guard, forward, center etc..
As in is womens basketball played in front of an audience. If so, yes it is.
not really a womens ball is smaller than a mens basketball and a womens basketball is lighter
the WNBA. Womens National Basketball Association
the height of a womens basketball goal is like all the other goals, 10 feet
a womens basketball is 28.5!!
A womens basketball is 28.5" in circumference and a mens basketball is 29.5" in circumference.
yes. he invented basketball then was asked to invent a womens basketball game. then the miniature form of netball was formed. look on http://home.ust.hk/~su_net/history.html
28.5 is womens29.5 is mens
a mens basketball is a TF 500, and a womens basketball is a TF 250 or 28.5
Basketball was invented at a gym
The Circumfrence is 28.5
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Basketball was invented by a football coach to give his players something to do in the offseason.
the first womens basketball tournament was in 1905
womens college basketball. uconn
UConn mens and womens basketball play in NCAA Division I.
No. Basketball was invented in Canada and the Canadian game comes from an earlier version of the game called Net Ball which is a womens game played still in England.
Men's basketball is played by Men. Women's basketball is played by Women. You asked.