The stone (abbreviation st) is a unit of measure equal to 14 pounds avoirdupois (about 6.35 kg [nb 1]) used in Great Britain and Ireland for measuring human body weight. In many Northwestern European countries the stone was formerly used for trade, with a value ranging from about 5 to 40 local pounds (3 to 15 kg).
Basketball, volleyball and racquetball are all Y inventions. The Auburn Y’s History Committee unearthed these stories about the creation of these sports. Basketball was invented at the YMCA in Springfield, Mass. in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, a clergyman, educator and physician. Naismith went on to found the University of Kansas basketball program. The original rules of basketball, written by Naismith currently reside at the Booth Family Hall of Athletics inside Allen Field House in Lawrence, KS.