History





A Brief History Of Fencing

06-24-2016

The history of fencing can be traced back to its native country of France. Some historians assert that the art of fencing is rooted in ancient civilizations found in Rome and Egypt. More >>

A Brief History Of Surfing

06-24-2016

When Captain James Cook made his third voyage as he and his crew travelled from Tahiti to the Northwestern coastline of North America, he recorded his first encounter with Hawaiians in the late 1770s. More >>

A Brief History of Football

06-17-2016

"Football" before the 19th century referred to any number of ball games played on foot. The rules of these games differed from one another, some allowing the use of hands "running games", others forbidding it "kicking games". More >>

Who Invented Football?

06-17-2016

There is perhaps no man more important than Walter Camp with regard to the early history of American football as we know it. Walter Camp was an all-around athlete, skilled in swimming, running and table tennis with a strong ethic toward physical training. More >>

The First Super Bowl

06-17-2016

Super bowl location history is often fascinating for those individuals interested in super bowl and football trivia. More >>

History of the Pigskin

06-17-2016

The very first balls used in any kind of football gaming were crafted out of pig bladders; these balls were inflated. This is how the term "pigskin" came to refer to the modern day footballs made today. More >>

History of College Football

06-17-2016

Modern day football grew out of a combination of a sport resembling rugby, played at the time in Canada, and an earlier version of soccer. More >>

The Greatest Game Ever Played

06-17-2016

What was the Greatest Game Ever Played? - Many have asked and it took place forty-nine years ago on December 28, "The Greatest Game Ever Played" took place. More >>

A Brief History Of Hockey

06-17-2016

The game of Hockey has been around from the time of early civilization. Some of the reports find the earliest origin of the game 4000 years back. More >>

The Origins of the NHL

06-17-2016

The NHL Hockey History actually begins with the NHA's beginning in 1910 based in Canada. The Eastern Canada Hockey Association dated back from 1906 and from the first recognized hockey league called the AHAC (Amateur Hockey Association of Canada). More >>

A Few Surprising Facts In The History Of Hockey

06-17-2016

Examining the early years of hockey allows one to discover some surprising and fun facts about Hockey history. More >>

History of the Hockey Puck

06-17-2016

At first hockey games were played with regular balls. Later, hockey pucks were created that were square. More >>

A Brief History of Tennis

06-17-2016

The history of tennis dates back several thousand years. The game was first created by European monks to be played for entertainment purposes during religious ceremonies. More >>

History of the Tennis Ball

06-17-2016

Tennis balls used to be filled with dirt from the earth, with sawdust or with sand or chalk materials. More >>

History of the Wimbledon®

06-17-2016

The first Wimbledon tennis championship took place in 1877 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, UK. More >>

First U.S. Open®

06-17-2016

The US Open originated from two separate tournaments: the men's tournament and the women's tournament. August of 1881 brought forth the first event in the Men's Tournament and took place at the Newport Casino. More >>

First French Open®

06-17-2016

The French Open was first held at the Stade de France in 1891; at first, it was a closed competition in which only men, and only French residents at that, could compete. More >>

Who Invented Baseball?

06-17-2016

Abner Doubleday has been credited as the inventor of baseball, however other sources site American baseball as having been invented by Alexander Joy Cartwright in 1845 when he established the modern baseball field as we know it in New York. More >>

A Brief History Of Baseball

06-17-2016

Baseball is America's national pastime, but how much do Americans really know about its history? The game has been played in the United States for nearly two centuries, from its humble beginnings in the Northeast to the multi-million dollar professional sports franchise we know today. More >>

Baseball: History of the Ball

06-17-2016

In 1858, the first commercially made baseballs were crafted by Harwood and Sons. More >>

A Brief History of Softball

06-17-2016

The history of softball and the history of baseball are, of course, intricately interwoven. Some historians believe that softball was created after baseball and is the sibling, albeit the younger, of the two sports. More >>

A Brief History Of Boxing

06-17-2016

The earliest reference to the use of boxing gloves can be identified in relief carvings found in Sumeria, which date as far back as the third millennium BCE. More >>

A Brief History Of Skiing

06-17-2016

The history of skiing suggests that this sport is nearly five thousand years old. Drawings found on rocks in Norway, discovered in the early 1930s as well as drawings found in the early 2000s depict men using skis and using a stick for balance. More >>

A Brief History of Golf

06-17-2016

The history of golf is rooted in fifteen century gaming and it is derived from games formerly played in the Kingdom of Fife in Scotland. Players would, at one time, strike a stone or pebble with a stick as they hit the pebble around a course constructed out of natural obstacles like rabbit runs, sand dunes, and the like. More >>

A Brief History Of Soccer

06-17-2016

Some historians suggest that the game of soccer is rooted in Japan circa 1004 BCE. At that time there were games played with people who would kick and chase a ball around a large field. More >>

A Brief History of Basketball

06-16-2016

The history of basketball begins way back in the year 1891. It was a Canadian physical education instructor by the name of James Naismith who introduced the game of basketball to the world. More >>

History Of College Basketball

06-16-2016

The history of college basketball for men and for women is closely related, but in the early years of gaming, males were banned from observing the games that females participated in at school. More >>

Who Invented Basketball?

06-16-2016

James Naismith is the man who is credited with inventing basketball. He was born in Almonte, Ontario, Canada on November 6, 1861. Although orphaned at just nine years of age, James Naismith went on to complete four degrees from McGill University in Quebec. More >>

A Few Famous Basketball Legends

06-16-2016

These players have shown amazing skill on and off the court, and they continue to hold fascination for fans and players today. More >>

5 Surprising Facts In The History Of Basketball

06-16-2016

The history of basketball is filled with many surprising facts. Some relate to the origin of the game, the early brutality of the sport, and the type of equipment used for early Basketball games. More >>

New Sports

06-01-2016

Innovative new extreme sports with mega air include mega ramp skateboarding. More >>

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