Founder of Basketball Spoke at Knox

From: The Register Mail (Galesburg, IL)

James Naismith, who devised the game of basketball in 1891, [spoke at] the Knox College basketball banquet held on the campus at Seymour Hall during late March 1927. Knox College Athletic Director Earl Jackson and first year basketball coach Dean Trevor were credited with enticing Naismith to visit Galesburg…

Knox College President Albert Britt served as toastmaster and introduced Naismith, [who] told how he is often amused about how basketball had changed since its infancy. He shared that he first tried variations of football, soccer and even lacrosse before suggesting a sport that initially featured a peach-type basket… Read more…