First Collegiate Conference
Since college athletics were run by the students, and overlooked by the alumni. The Universities had no control over the sport programs. So to regain some control, presidents of seven med-west universities met to discuss how to regulate collegiate athletics. In this meeting it was agreed to...
|1895||Formed Intercollegiate conference of faculty representatives.|
International Olympic Committee
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was founded in 1894 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin. The IOC has since become the governing body of the Olympic Movement, whose structure and actions are defined by the Olympic Charter. ...
American Football Rules Committee established
Organized to replace the Intercollegiate Football Association of 1876
First documented women's hockey game
Playing on frozen ponds and rivers, the first documented women's hockey game was held in Barrie, Ontario in 1892, two years before the first Stanley Cup championship.
In 1892, a woman by the name of Senda Berenson read an article written by the inventor of basketball, James Naismith. Berenson wondered if it was a sport that could be played by women and decided to make her own rules so they could play. Some rules included: only holding the ball for 3 seconds,...
Invention of Basketball
According to Sports and Physical Activity in the Modern World By J. Richard Polidoro "Basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith at the Young Men's Christian Association Training School (YMCA). When he first introduced the game of basketball, Naismith hung two peach baskets at the end of the...
James Naismith Invents the Sport of Basketball
In December 1891, Canadian-born James Naismith, a physical education teacher at the YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) training school, took a soccer ball and a peach basket into the gym and invented basketball. In 1893, James Naismith replaced the peach basket with iron hoops and a...
First Intercollegiate Cross-Country Competition
Penn beats Cornell.
Publicity of college athletics takes shape
In the 1890s, newspapers began to run articles on college football. Joseph Pulitzer introduced the first sports section in a newspaper, creating the sports writer. These sport sections were aimed to intensify the sport, not just relate the scores to the masses.
indoor baseball invented
1887 - Indoor baseball (the forerunner of softball) was invented by George Hancock at the Farragut Boat Club on Chicago's South Side. The first game was played on Thanksgiving Day. The basic equipment included a huge 17-inch ball and a stick-like bat. No gloves were worn, and the catcher wore no...
"Spring Training" and the time of year it takes place did not create the term. Rather, the White Sox decide to move the practice location to Hot Springs, Arkansas. There was no name for pre-season practice before this.
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Established
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference established by Harvard, Princeton, and Cornell.
American College Baseball Association
Students from six colleges; Amherst, Brown, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale, came together to form the American College Baseball Association. The Association, like the sport, was governed by the students. Professional players were banned from playing, but somehow the schools best...
Invention of Football
Invented by Walter Camp at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. It was derived from the English game of rugby and rule changes were made and are still being made throughout the history of the game.
First intercollegiate soccer match
Princeton and Rutgers Universities engaged in the first intercollegiate soccer match Nov. 6, 1876, in New Brunswick, N.J. Rutgers won the match 6-4.
Intercollegiate Football Association Established
Intercollegiate Football Association established, organized by Columbia, Harvard and Pennsylvania to replace the 1873 association; at first a student group, but when Walter Camp graduated from Yale in 1880, he continued to attend the meeting and it accepted graduate representatives from then on...
Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (ICAAAA, today's National Collegiate Athletic Association) organized to promote track and field in the college field; the earliest association to survive.
|1874||First Intercollegiate Track and Field Competition|
Rowing Association of American Colleges established
Organized at the suggestion of the Harvard Rowing Club, with Bowdoin, Brown, and Massachusetts Agricultural College participating.
First College Football Game
The first technical game of college football was played in New Brunswick, New Jersey on November 6, 1869. The game was played between Rutgers University and the College of New Jersey, now known as Princeton University.
first intercollegiate football game
The firts intercollegiate football game was played between Rutgers and Princeton. Rutgers won but Princeton won a rematch a week later.
First intercollegiate baseball game played
The first intercollegiate baseball game using New York Rules, was played between Yale and Wesleyan. Yale won the contest 39 to 13.
First game played by both sexes (together) in America
The Park Place Croquet Club of Brooklyn organizes with 25 members. Croquet is probably the first game played by both men and women in America.
College Union Regatta Association Established
College Union Regatta Association established by Harvard, Yale, Brown, and Trinity.