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A photo of the original rules of "Basket Ball," written by James Naismith and sold at auction Dec. 10, 2010. The rules sold for $4.34 million.

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Home for Naismith's original rules of 'Basket Ball' taking shape on KU campus

DeBruce Center's target opening date is now April

James Naismith’s original rules of "Basket Ball” now have a home at Kansas University — right down to the nook they’ll rest in — but there’s a lot of finishing touches yet to complete. The target opening date for the DeBruce Center, being constructed adjacent to Allen Fieldhouse, is now mid to late April.

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Booths purchase original Naismith basketball rules at auction for more than $4 million

Lawrence High and Kansas University graduate David Booth felt so strongly that the two pages on which James Naismith wrote the original 13 rules of basketball should find a home on the KU campus he paid $4.3 million in an auction Friday to guarantee that.


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