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    Campus basketball or Basketball on-campus

    Hi there, Is there any fixed expression to say "basketball played in schools"? I guess it may be one of the followings: school basketball, campus basketball, basketball on-campus, I searched web, using them as keywords, but I'm still not sure which one of them is more common used in everyday conversation, and which one is used in formal context. Could you please help me?
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    Re: Campus basketball or Basketball on-campus

    If it is high school, it can be called high-school basketball. If it is college or university, it can be called collegiate basketball.

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    Re: Campus basketball or Basketball on-campus

    Thank you very much. Then what's the difference between "campus basketball" and "basketball on-campus", I found these two expressions on web. And according to OED, "campus" can generally refer to the playing ground in school. Are these two expressions synonymous? Do they also mean high school or collegiate basketball?

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    Re: Campus basketball or Basketball on-campus

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    If it is high school, it can be called high-school basketball. If it is college or university, it can be called collegiate basketball.
    Thank you very much. Then what's the difference between "campus basketball" and "basketball on-campus", I found these two expressions on web. And according to OED, "campus" can generally refer to the playing ground in school. Are these two expressions synonymous? Do they also mean high school or collegiate basketball?
    (I posted twice, ignore the repetition please, and in fact, I posted again to quote your answer, or it seems to be a reply to the question posted by myself)

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    Re: Campus basketball or Basketball on-campus

    In the US, we rarely use "campus" for a high school's grounds. Hearing "campus" in isolation would make most Americans think of the grounds of a college or university. The term is also used for non-academic facilities with more than one building on a contiguous piece of ground as in "hospital campus." Note that the campus is the whole area on which facilities are located. Basketball and tennis courts may be located on a campus, but campus does not (in the US) mean the place where people play sports.

    I think the most common term in the US for basketball at the college and university level is "college basketball."
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Campus basketball or Basketball on-campus

    While I agree with you, my high school had a real campus -- 40 acres and a pond.

    See here: http://www.illinoishsglorydays.com/id702.html

    When I was there. the school was ranked in the top 10 in the nation.

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    Re: Campus basketball or Basketball on-campus

    My high school also had a real campus, but I think that's quite rare.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Campus basketball or Basketball on-campus

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    While I agree with you, my high school had a real campus -- 40 acres and a pond.

    See here: http://www.illinoishsglorydays.com/id702.html

    When I was there. the school was ranked in the top 10 in the nation.
    Your high school is very beautiful. If you gave me the picture and let me guess the function of the building, I could say it's a fairy castle ...

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    Re: Campus basketball or Basketball on-campus

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    In the US, we rarely use "campus" for a high school's grounds. Hearing "campus" in isolation would make most Americans think of the grounds of a college or university. The term is also used for non-academic facilities with more than one building on a contiguous piece of ground as in "hospital campus." Note that the campus is the whole area on which facilities are located. Basketball and tennis courts may be located on a campus, but campus does not (in the US) mean the place where people play sports.

    I think the most common term in the US for basketball at the college and university level is "college basketball."
    Thank you. But is there any expression or general term which includes both high school basketball and college basketball? Do you say "school basketball" when you want to say "basketball played in high school or college or university"?

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    Re: Campus basketball or Basketball on-campus

    We might say "he played basketball in school".

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