KU Plans Center To House Original Basketball Rules
Associated Press - Thu 07:05 AM 08/23/2012
The school will build a two-story student center near Allen Fieldhouse to house the basketball rules.
James Naismith's original rules of basketball will get a new home at the University of Kansas.
University officials said Wednesday the school will build a two-story student center near Allen Fieldhouse to house the basketball rules.
Dale Seuferling, president of the Kansas Endowment Association, says plans for the center are still preliminary. An architect could be selected by next month. He says the building will be funded entirely by private donors.
The basketball rules will be the focal point, but the building will be connected to other historical exhibits in the Booth Family Hall of Athletics.
David Booth, a Texas investor, paid $4.3 million for the rules and donated them to Kansas.
Naismith, the first basketball coach at Kansas, wrote the 13 rules in 1891.
Associated Press Information from: Lawrence Journal-World