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Women began playing basketball less than a year after the game was invented. Women's National Basketball Association started in April 1996.

Format for Outline

I. Introduction

A. Background

  1. Interesting bit #1: When i started getting Interested in Basketball would have to have been when i was in 6th grade and when i first met Shoni.
  2. Interesting bit #2: Shoni is probably my most biggest Inspiration because shes good at basketball, she came off the rez to and she made it to the WNBA.
  3. Interesting bit #3: Shoni was drafted on April 14, 2014 in the 1st round with the 8th overall pick by the Atlanta Dream.

B. Thesis Statement: Women have been playing basketball as long as the Men have but the Women don't get as much attention as the Men, and the Women don't get paid as much as the Men do.

II. First subtopic: History of Men's and Women's Basketball

A. First Point: Men's Basketball

  1. supporting evidence #1: Hired a physical education teacher James Naismith, invented a new game to entertain the school's athletes during the winter season.

With an ordinary soccer ball, Naismith assembled his class of 18 young men, appointed captains of two nine-player teams, and introduced them to the game of
Basket Ball (then two words). Naismith, who had outlined 13 original rules, dispatched the school janitor to find two boxes to be fastened to the balcony railing
at opposite sides of the gymnasium, where they would serve as goals. The school janitor, however, only found two half-bushel peach baskets, and the game was played with these.

  1. supporting evidence #2: James Naismith's original 13 rules, the ball could be batted in any direction with one or both hands, but it could not be dribbled because

players could not move with the ball. Beginning in 1910 a player could dribble the ball, but could not shoot after dribbling. It was not until 1916, following heated debate,
that players were allowed to shoot after dribbling.

B. Second Point: Women's Basketball

  1. supporting evidence #1: Women started playing basketball after 1 year of the Men's playing Basketball. Dr. James Naismith invented the game Basketball in Springfield

Massachusetts in 1891. Less than a hundred years later girls basketball players can dunk and play the game with a skill-set that rivals the men’s game, the Wnba. In 1893
The first women's basketball game was played at Smith College between the freshmen and sophomores. All doors were locked and no men were allowed to watch.

  1. supporting evidence #2: In 1893 physical education teacher Senda Berenson Abbott introduced basketball to women, at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Because it was believed that Naismith’s version of the game could be too physically demanding for women, Berenson Abbott made the following changes to the game.
The court was divided into three equal sections, with players required to stay in an assigned area; players were prohibited from snatching or batting the ball from the
hands of another player and players were prohibited from holding the ball for longer than three seconds and from dribbling the ball more than three times.

II. Second subtopic: Basketball after it was introduced to the Women

A. First Point: Women's basketball and its humble starting

  1. supporting evidence #1: Senda Berenson introduced basketball to the Women in 1892, She read from the rules Naismith's rules but soon she adapted the rules to make

it easier for women to play. She didn't let no Men watch while Women played basketball. Later on she made her own rule book just for Women to play basketball.

  1. supporting evidence#2: Barely 11 months after Berenson introduced the game at Smith, the first official game between two institutions took place when the University

of California-Berkeley played the Miss Head's school. By 1895, the game was played all across the country, most prominently at Wellesley, Vassar and Bryn Mawr.
The rules depended on where it was played.

B. Second Point: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

  1. supporting evidence #1: The NCAA was established in March 31, 1906. In 1973 it was divided into three divisions for competition and legislative purposes.

An institution in Division II or III may elect to participate in Division I in one sport, other than football or basketball and must abide by the Division I by laws
governing the sport, even though their membership rests in another division.

  1. supporting evidence #2: The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a non-profit association which regulates athletes of institutions, conferences, organizations,

and individuals. It also organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and helps college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports.

IV. Third subtopic: WNBA

A. First point: When WNBA got started

  1. supporting evidence #1:Women's National Basketball Association started April 24, 1996. Val Ackerman is named first president of the WNBA. Houston Comets forward

Sheryl Swoopes becomes the first player signed by the WNBA. 1997 WNBA and Spalding introduce the league’s official orange-and-oatmeal game ball during WNBA Pre-Draft
Camp at Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando. October 1997 The WNBA announces that franchises in Detroit and Washington will join the fold as expansion teams
for the 1998 season. April 1998 The league announces the addition of expansion teams in Orlando and Minnesota for the 1999 season, bringing the total number of teams to 12.

  1. supporting evidence #2: In October 1996 WNBA announces eight teams to compete in the inaugural season Charlotte, Cleveland, Houston, Los Angeles, New York,

Phoenix, Sacramento and Utah. On July 14, 1999, the league held the Inaugural WNBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden in New York, live on ESPN.

B. Second Point: Major stars of the WNBA

  1. supporting evidence #1:
  1. supporting evidence #2:

V. Conclusion: A restatement of the main points of your paper:

A. 1st Point:

B. 2nd Point:

C. 3rd point:

D. Interesting Ending:

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