In ice hockey, a penalty shot is a type of penalty awarded when a team loses a clear scoring opportunity on a breakaway because of a foul committed by an opposing player. A player from the non-offending team is given an attempt to score a goal without opposition from any defending players except the goaltender.
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.