Indiana Basketball Roots Aren’t Where You Thought They Were

Nicholas McCay, general secretary of the Crawfordsville YMCA, learned the game of basketball from the game’s founder, James Naismith, and brought it to Crawfordsville, Indiana. Subsequently, the first basketball game in Indiana was played on March 16, 1894 between the Crawfordsville and Lafayette YMCAs. Crawfordsville won, 45 – 21. That is why Crawfordsville is the birthplace of Indiana basketball.

Every good Hoosier knows it. We have repeated it a thousand times. But what if it weren’t true? Would that make you angry? Read More