This week in Husker history
The week of Aug. 19-25, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
1902: In a preview of the college football season in the Midwest, Walter C. Bummy Booth's Nebraska squad is mentioned as a team on the rise.
«1917: Four months after the U.S. entry into the World War, Nebraska is mentioned as one of the major programs opting to keep football. Meanwhile, Vic Halligan, captain of NU's 1914 team and Nebraska's first All-American, becomes captain of an infantry company in the Army's Sixth Regiment. | Halligan bios: 1, 2
1977: Junior I-back Rick Berns runs 40 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the Huskers' first scrimmage of fall camp. »
1982: There's a lot riding on the mended foot of junior quarterback Turner Gill as the Huskers prepare for the 1982 season.
1987: Tom Osborne's lighter side surfaces as the Big Eight Skywriters come to town for a preseason look at the Huskers.
1997: Nebraska is one of five financially lucrative road games for Central Florida.
2002: In the earliest season opener in program history, the Huskers defeat Arizona 48-10 in Lincoln.
2007: An under-the-radar freshman back turns some heads in fall camp. His name: Roy Helu Jr.
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