Bids For KU Home For Basketball Rules Come In High

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Construction of a center to house the original rules for basketball on the University of Kansas campus will be delayed because bids for the project came in higher than expected.

The building will hold James Naismith's rules of basketball, which were purchased by David and Suzanne Booth for $4.3 million in 2010 and donated to the university.

Dale Seuferling, president of the Kansas University Endowment Association, says the high construction bids for the $18 million project might require some changes to the building.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports ( ) the bids were all more than the contract, although no bid was more than 10 percent higher.

Seuferling said he expected the final bid to be awarded next month and construction to start in August.

Posted by Greg Palmer