A passion of the KU Memorial Union

DeBruce Center

The DeBruce Center is home to THE original rules of basketball, written by basketball's inventor, James Naimsith.

Exhibits include the Original Rules of "Basket Ball" and At Home on the Hill, as well as several related short-films in the theater. 

There is no fee to visit the DeBruce Center exhibits (or to visit the exhibits in the attached Booth Family Hall of Athletics of Allen Fieldhouse).

Find the DeBruce Center open hours here.

Paid public parking is available at the Allen Fieldhouse parking garage

The DeBruce Center has several dining options available as well.
 

Groundbreaking ceremony for the DeBruce Center, May 2, 2014. 
Starting from far left:  Paul DeBruce (donor), Bernadette Gray-Little (Chancellor), Dale Seuferling (KU Endowment), Jawhawk, Bill Self (Men's Baseketball Coach),
Bonnie Hendrickson (Women's Basketball Coach), Kurt Watson (KU Endowment), Sheahon Zenger (Athletic Director) and David Mucci (Memorial Union Director).

link to image of groundbreaking ceremony for DeBruce Center, 2014

 

 


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