The University of Kansas broke ground for the 32,000-square-foot DeBruce Center on May 2, 2014. The DeBruce Center features James Naismith's original "Rules of Basket ball".
The new facility was made possible by a lead gift from the DeBruce Foundation. The DeBruce Center features:
- The original rules of basketball, created in 1891 by James Naismith and purchased by benefactors David and Suzanne Booth
- Displays celebrating James Naismith, the "Father of Basketball", and Forrest "Phog" Allen, the "Father of Basketball Coaching".
- The Courtside Cafe, with seating for over 200
- A catering space for special events
- The Original Rules Gift Shop