One of college basketball’s best-known traditions, the “Rock Chalk Chant” has belonged to KU since 1886, though it’s changed a bit since then. Hearing several thousand fans in the Allen Fieldhouse slowly intone “Rock Chalk, Jay Hawk, K-U-u-u-uuu!” before home games is spine-tingling. Check kuathletics.com for the latest schedule. The inventor of basketball, James Naismith, came to teach at KU and died here in 1939; his original rules of basketball will be displayed in a specially built gallery near the stadium (probably from 2015).

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