You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe


For Smith College, an unlikely trip to NCAA Tournament

NORTHAMPTON — The antique basketball uniforms — bloomers and all — have been discarded in the bowels of Smith College. The students no longer annually reenact the first women’s game ever played, though it was a fitting tribute at a school known far more for its academics than its athletics — a celebration of basketball history at a school without much of a basketball present.

That has changed over the past few years, culminating in Smith College’s first-ever bid to the women’s Division 3 NCAA Tournament, which begins Friday at the University of Southern Maine.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week