The Phat 5 started playing basketball in 1899 and the last program started play in 1920. Kansas was the firsr in 1899 under the leadership of Dr. James Naismith, the founder of the game of basketball. Here's a list of the first year of play for all the Phat 5 programs.
First year 2006-07
Kentucky 1903 104yrs.
N. Carolina 1911 97yrs.
UCLA 1920 88yrs.
Kansas 1899 109yrs.
Duke 1906 102yrs.
The Phat 5 in the 2006-07 season will be celebrating 500 years of basketball play. Kentucky was suspended from play in the 1952-53 season to allow for the off year. This is amazing achievement that they all started at diffrent years. It's an historical event that will be a shrine to college sports.
The Phat 5 of College Basketball will be celebrating 500 years of basketball play a feat that has never been obtained by a group of elite teams ever in the history of sport. Now that's Dunkadelic!!!!!!
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