The Groundbreaking for this entry into the Thursday Doors was in 2014. Not vintage doors by any means, but what lies beyond them are pretty cool.
In an office somewhere back in 2013, a KU alumni purchased for a mere $4.3 million, the original rules of basketball. And these are the doors you enter to see them.
James Naismith was the author of these original rules and KU has embraced both Naismith and the generously donated ‘rules’ with the DeBruce Center. I’m a little short on time this week but hopefully the following collage will give it some recognition it deserves.
James Naismith complete with ‘baskets’
First View of the DeBruce Center
Centered is one of the bicycles you can rent for a ride around Lawrence
View of doors and Naismith to the left.
Quiet weekends won’t last long once classes resume.
Original Rules of Basketball engraved on this wall.
One of the metal Wheat depictions. Love this!
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During the month of April, I’m participating in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge for my 4th year in a row – 3 of which are on this blog. Each day, except Sundays, there will be a post for the letter of the day as well as keeping with my personal theme of Quilts and Quotes. Feel free to leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you! Also check out the other A to Z’ers in the comment section of the Official A to Z Blog Page.
Kansas Troubles is another Civil War block chosen for the Letter K in the Challenge. In the history of Missouri and Kansas, there has been much animosity calling us Missourians “Bushwackers” while we in turn call them “Redleggers”. This Civil War era name-calling continues on and spills into the college sports arena between The University of Missouri/MU and the University of Kansas/KU. As our eldest is attending KU, we’ve kind of put all that aside for this momma’s sanity.
Plus I must give KU its propers as they had a nearly pristine track record in Basketball up until this game, the final one of the season. In truth, I would have liked to see them move to the Final Four. Just not meant to be.
This one was for 2 blocks! No Troubles for this block 🙂
This block can make a big impact with some fancy quilting stitches. Love it!
A quote from Bill Self, KU Basketball coach: “There’s not many things less important than the score at halftime.” Touche’
Join me again tomorrow for more of the April A to Z Blog Challenge 2017!