This section is focused on the NEWS regarding activities underway (starting in the second half of 2020), inspired by Scott Flansburg (the Human Calculator; see here) and his “vision” to raise the Village of Herkimer up to be recognized for the direct influence of Lambert Will (a Herkimer resident in 1891) in the origin of Basketball.

USASF Announces Retirement of President, Appoints Interim Management Team
Date: April 15, 2021
by United States All Star Association Club Cheer & Dance Teams
Kathy Penree, Board Member of the Herkimer 9 Foundation, was appointed Interim President of the USASF Board of Directors

Was basketball really invented in Springfield, Mass.? They have doubts in Herkimer
Date: April 9, 2021
by Wendy Liberatore, Albany Times Union (Digital Subscription may be required to read the full article).

To read actual pages (front page and A5) of the article, download the files (PDFs) below:​

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NYS Court of Appeals: Herkimer County IDA does not owe water rents for H.M. Quackenbush
Date: March 25, 2021
by Donna Thompson, Times-Telegram Newspaper (Digital Subscription required to read the full article)

Podcast: Complete Herkimer 9 Interview | The Matt Masur Show (28 mins)
Date: March 4, 2021
by Matt Masur, 315Live | Interviewing: Brion Carroll, COO and Jordan Marcel Heath, Program Director, Herkimer 9 Initiative

Podcast Highlight: What is Herkimer 9? (10 mins)
Date: March 4, 2021
by Matt Masur, 315Live | Interviewing: Brion Carroll, COO and Jordan Marcel Heath, Program Director, Herkimer 9 Initiative,

Basketball Stadium and Business Development Coming to Herkimer NY | The Matt Masur Show
Date: February 10, 2021
by Matt Masur, 315Live

Herkimer welcomes ABA Team to Downtown
Date: February 7, 2021
by WKTV, NBC

Rooted in village’s basketball history, Herkimer 9 development plan celebrated with virtual launch
Date: November 18, 2020
by Donna Thompson, Times-Telegram

Herkimer focus group discusses village’s future plans, concerns
Date: October 26, 2020
by Donna Thompson, Times-Telegram

Is basketball the future of Herkimer? A plan is in the works
Date: September 30, 2020
by Donna Thompson, Times-Telegram

Prior Records

This section provides reference to pre-2020 articles / news / writeups of the history of Basketball that provide accountings of the participation of Lambert Will, Herkimer, Frank J. Basloe, etc… in the development of the game, its rules .. its history.

Steph Curry and Kevin Durant are literally wearing out the nets
Date: June 5, 2017
by Baxter Holmes, ESPN Senior Writer
Comment: Reference to the Basloe book, Lambert Will, Herkimer, etc.. occurs 1/3 of the way through this article.

Conspiracy theory about hoops inventor hasn’t faded
Date: June 5, 2011
by The Associated Press (reposted by Kent Babb / McClatchy Newspapers
Comment: Reference to the Basloe book, Lambert Will, Herkimer, etc.. occurs 1/2 of the way through this article. References to the aged Lambert Will – noteworthy.

“Of All the Theories That Naismith Had Help Creating Basketball, One Still Hangs On”.
Date: March 16, 2011
by Kent Babb, The Kansas City Star
Since reading the on-line article requires a subscription to Kansas City’s “The Post Star”, we have taken the liberty of creating a PDF of the article and included all necessary references to its original URL location (per ​poststar.com).

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Basketball Origins lingering questions remain part two
Date: August 11, 2010
by George & Darril Fosty (sports historians) provide a synopsis of the profile of Lambert Will of Herkimer and his influential profile per the origin of Basketball.
of_all_the_theories_that_naismith_had_help_creating_basketball.pdf