Architects draw up KU's Rules of Basketbal space

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The University of Kansas will soon be home to one of the most important documents in the sport of basketball.

One of KU's biggest donors and alumni, David Booth, bought the 13 original Rules of Basketball in 2010.
     
Now architects are drawing up plans to build a special place on KU's campus specifically to house the $4.3 million document, written by James Naismith more than 100 years ago.

Naismith was KU's first basketball coach.
     
It is a piece of history the university hopes will attract tourists from all over to the Lawrence campus.  

KU's Athletic Director, Sheahon Zenger, is working closely with donors on a plan.

"We all know our history and legacy at Kansas but when you possess the Rules of Basketball, your original
coach wrote them, and you're able to put them on display ... it doesn't get any better than that."

The new facility may include a new student union.

The university hopes to have the plan finalized by summer 2013.

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