Only four years after basketball was invented, Hamline University made history by hosting the first basketball game between two college teams. The Pipers played the University of Minnesota Agriculture School in the basement of the Hall of Science with peach baskets as hoops.
To uncover more about the origin of intercollegiate basketball before the start of March Madness, WCCO TV reporter Kate Raddatz and KARE 11 TV reporter Chris Hrapsky came to campus to learn more. They interviewed Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Hayes, and Hrapsky talked to student Cole Mayer who is producing a documentary about Hamline's place in basketball history for his senior Digital Media Arts project. You can watch the full videos below.