Kansas breaks ground on home for Naismith's 'Rules of Basket Ball'

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05/02/2014 2:25 PM

05/21/2014 2:20 PM

The University of Kansas broke ground Friday on an $18 million facility connected to Allen Fieldhouse that will serve as the permanent home to James Naismith's "Rules of Basket Ball."

The 32,000-square-foot DeBruce Center will include a new training table for the Jayhawks' basketball programs, along with an activity center and meeting space that will make the building into a student union for the south part of campus.

The centerpiece, of course, will be a hall featuring the rules of basketball.

Kansas alumnus David Booth purchased the documents on which Naismith recorded the original rules of basketball at auction for $4.3 million in 2010 and offered to display them at the school.

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