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Dr. James Naismith

  1. WATCH: The process of sculpting Dr. James Naismith for Kansas’ DeBruce Center

    Aug 16, 2015, 6:36 PM EDT

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    The statue of Dr. Naismith will be placed in front of the DeBruce Center, which will house his original “Rules of Basket Ball.”

  2. Kansas to begin building home for Dr. James Naismith’s ‘Rules of Basket Ball’ May 2

    Apr 18, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Kansas will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the DeBruce Center on May 2nd.

  3. Construction of new home for Naismith’s basketball rules delayed until next spring

    Sep 25, 2013, 11:34 PM EDT

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    Dr. James Naismith’s official rules to the game of basketball are incredibly valuable, with Kansas alumnus David Booth paying a staggering $4.3 million for the document in a 2010 auction. However, instead of keeping the rules for himself Booth made the decision to donate the rules to his beloved alma mater. Booth made the donation…