Kansas To Build $18M Facility For Naismith Rules

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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April 17, 2013

The three-story facility will also provide dining and meeting facilities for students, faculty and visitors on the south part of campus. It will be known as the DeBruce Center in honor of Paul and Katherine DeBruce, who have donated the bulk of the private funding.
In 2010, Kansas alumnus David Booth purchased Naismith's original two-page document outlining the rules of basketball at an auction for $4.3 million. Booth's intended for the rules to reside at Kansas, where Naismith founded the school's basketball program.
The story of Booth purchasing the rules was the subject of an ESPN "30 for 30" documentary.


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