This week in Husker history
The week of June 10-16, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
«1932: Hugh Rhea, Nebraska's All-America tackle, sets a national collegiate record in the shot put with a throw of 52 feet, 5¾ inches at the NCAA track and field championships in Chicago, bettering the old mark by more than four inches. Rhea's victory in the event came after third-place finishes in 1930 and 1931. | Bio
1967: The rosters are set for the Coaches All-America Game on July 8, with Bob Devaney coaching the West squad. Also, Husker tackle Carel Stith is named to the college all-star team that will play the Green Bay Packers.
1972: Bob Devaney names 49 players, including four former Huskers, to the college all-star team that he will coach in late July against the Dallas Cowboys. The Huskers on the roster: Quarterbacks Van Brownson and Jerry Tagge, running back Jeff Kinney and defensive lineman Larry Jacobson.
1992: With a search for his successor officially under way, athletic director Bob Devaney says he wants assistant A.D. Al Papik to replace him, with Tom Osborne perhaps assuming the post after five years. Also, Scott Baldwin* is acquitted in his assault case by reason of insanity.
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