Former NU basketball star Joe Ruklick (SESP 1959, Medill 1990) has many memories of playing basketball for Northwestern in the late 1950s. Now anyone can take a trip down memory lane with a newly-digitized collection of vintage game films. Ruklick gave his collection of 14 films of NU games from the 1956-59 seasons to Northwestern University Archives . University Archives has digitized the collection of films and made them available online.
The films feature some great playing and wins for NU, along with a chance to see Joe Ruklick facing Wilt Chamberlain (NU v Kansas, 12/7/1957) - who would be Joe's teammate on the Philadelphia Warriors a few years later.
The black-and-white, silent game films run between 25-40 minutes each, and are delivered through Northwestern University's YouTube channel .
The complete collection and more information on Joe Ruklick can be accessed at: Northwestern University Basketball Films, 1956-1959: The Joe Ruklick Collection .