James Naismith statue outside the DeBruce Center at the University of Kansas

DeBruce Center Mini-Documentary

KU’s DeBruce Center opened to the public in April 2016 as a student center and home to James Naismith’s original “Rules of Basket Ball.”

In this mini-documentary from KJHK, learn about how the building’s design came together around the rules and what happens at the DeBruce Center. The video features interviews with Curtis Marsh, director of the DeBruce Center; James Marchiony, Associate Athletics Director, Kansas Atheltics; Kim Tefft, sculptor; and John Wilkins, principal architect for Gould Evans’s Lawrence branch.

The DeBruce Center will host a public grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23. KJHK will be providing the soundtrack for the festivities via live remote broadcast. The event also features family activities and giveaways. More information is available at the grand opening’s Facebook event page.

Credits on the documentary go to KJHK’s Multimedia Staff and Content Staff, with support from the Arts & Culture Staff.

Special thanks to Gould Evans, Kansas Athletics, the KU Memorial Union, and Kim Tefft. Contributed images and footage are courtesy of the KU Libraries and the Illinois High School Association. Background music is by killertracks.com.

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