More than 1,000 people attended the screening — most dressed in their favorite Jayhawks gear — and cheered throughout the film, including giving a standing ovation at the end of the film.
Also in attendance were David and Suzanne Deal Booth, who won “The Rules” at auction, and Mark Allen, who played an integral role in helping Swade accomplish his goal.
Lawrence Mayor Bob Schumm and his wife also attended the screening and presented keys to the city to Mr. and Mrs. Booth, to thank them for their generosity in bringing “The Rules” to Lawrence.
“If I was the Wizard of Oz, I’d give you the Badge of Courage, for never giving up,” Allen told Swade in a speech after the film concluded.
Booth added, “The film is a tribute to how one person, if they have enough passion and vision, can accomplish so much.”
More from Fran on his visit to KU's practice here.
For Bill Self, the most important part of having his son, Tyler, on the Kansas basketball team isn’t his talent.
Tyler only averaged 3.9 points per game last season at Lawrence Free State High School, and given Bill’s knack for recruiting, there will always be more talented guards ahead of Tyler on the roster.
But as a father-son combo for the next four years, Self can make up for all the times during Tyler’s childhood where he had to put work ahead of his son’s activities.
“The thing that I’m most excited about is I get a chance to see him everyday,” Self said. “I think so many times we take things like that for granted and here he is almost grown, he’s in college, and I feel like I’ve cheated myself and him many opportunities to spend time together because we’re busy doing our job.”
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