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For the current US Men’s season, see 2016–17 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season. For the current US Women’s season, see 2016–17 NCAA Division I women’s basketball season. For the most recent Canadian Men’s championships, see 2016 CIS Men’s Basketball Championship. For the most recent Canadian Women’s championships, see 2016 CIS Women’s Basketball Championship.
A college basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse, in Lawrence, Kansas, the home of the Kansas Jayhawks

The history of basketball is traced back to a YMCA International Training School, known today as Springfield College, located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The sport was created by a physical education teacher named James Naismith, who in the winter of 1891 was given the task of creating a game that would keep track athletes in shape and that would prevent them from getting hurt a lot. The date of the first formal basketball game played at the Springfield YMCA Training School under Naismith’s rules is generally given as December 21, 1891.[1][2][3] Basketball began to spread to college campuses by 1893.[4]

College basketball today is governed by collegiate athletic bodies including the United States’ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). Governing bodies in Canada include U Sports and the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Each of these various organizations are subdivided into from one to three divisions based on the number and level of scholarships that may be provided to the athletes.

And in 2016–17, a total of 351 schools are playing men’s basketball in 32 Division I basketball conferences. All of these schools also sponsor women’s basketball except The Citadel and VMI, two military colleges that were all-male until the 1990s and remain overwhelmingly male today.

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The conferences for 2016–17 are:

So, in the early decades of college basketball, and well into the 1970s, many schools played as independents, with no conference membership. However, the rise of televised college sports in the 1980s led to the formation of many new conferences and the expansion of previously existing conferences. The last Division I school to play as an independent in basketball was NJIT, which was forced to go independent in 2013 after the collapse of its former all-sports league, the Great West Conference. NJIT joined the Atlantic Sun Conference in 2015, leaving no Division I basketball independents.

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