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'There's No Place Like Home' documentarian coming to KU for screening

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The director/sort-of-subject of the KU-focused ESPN "30 for 30" documentary that aired last fall is coming to campus for a screening next month, per a release from KU's Student Union Activities group.

Josh Swade will provide live commentary on "There's No Place Like Home" as it's screened at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 in room 130 of Budig Hall.

The documentary tells the story of Swade's quest to bring James Naismith's original list of the "Rules of Basket Ball" to KU, which he considered their rightful home. He also directed the film.

Not to spoil it for you, but he was ultimately successful, though KU donor David Booth actually did the bidding at an auction. KU plans to house the rules in a new student center near Allen Fieldhouse.

The event, organized by SUA, will be free and open to the public.

The depth of Swade's KU fanhood surely endeared him to some folks around here. But you can display your own KU affinity in another way: by sending your news tips to merickson@ljworld.com.

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