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This week in Husker history
The week of Sept. 9-15, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
   
1897: “Seventy-five men at least” are expected to try out for the 1897 team.
 
1902: As fall practices begin, the team gets some positive preseason press in Minneapolis.
 
1907: Ralph F. Hutchinson, former Princeton quarterback (1898-99) and Texas head coach (1903-05), is named assistant football coach at Nebraska. Hutchinson compiled a 16-7-2 record at Texas.
 
1917: Nebraska is a preseason favorite to win the Missouri Valley championship
 
«1927: Former Nebraska guard Monte Munn loses a heavyweight bout in New York to George Godfrey in a fourth-round TKO. The Nebraska legislator was one of four Munn brothers to play for NU. Here he discusses how the physical demands of boxing differ from those of football. | His boxing record
 
1932: Will it be Air Nebraska for Dana X. Bible's 1932 team?
 
1957: Washington State prepares for the Huskers with a two-hour scrimmage featuring no passing.
 
1962: Fullback Bill “Thunder” Thornton suffers a preseason shoulder injury as Bob Devaney's Huskers get set for their Sept. 22 opener against South Dakota.
 
1967: AP picks Washington over Nebraska in the Huskers' season opener in Seattle.
 
1972: NU's 33-game winning streak and 23-game unbeaten streak end with a 20-17 loss at UCLA.
 
1977: Fumbles cost the Huskers dearly as the season opens with an upset loss to Washington State, a team coached by former NU player and assistant coach Warren Powers.
 
1982: The Huskers avenge their 1981 loss to Iowa with a 42-7 win in Lincoln.
 
1987: QB Steve Taylor has a record-setting performance as the No. 2 Huskers down No. 3 UCLA, 42-33.
 
«1997: The natives get restless as NU trails Central Florida at halftime before securing a 38-24 victory.
 
2002: A lopsided defeat at Penn State begins a 4-7 stretch for Frank Solich's Huskers. Also, Eric Crouch quits the Rams.
 
2007: The Huskers get outclassed at home in a heavily hyped game against Southern Cal.
 
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