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This week in Husker history
The week of Dec. 23-29, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
 
1902: Long before the debut of the AP rankings, Nebraska lands in someone's year-end top 28.
 
1907: William “King” Cole stays on as head coach, at an $1,800 salary.
 
1922: Walter Camp names Omahan Carl Peterson a third-team All-American at center.
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«1932: Cornhusker stars from the past – including Guy Chamberlin, Ed Weir, Roy “Link” Lyman and Edward “Blue” Howell – square off in a charity game before 5,000 fans at Memorial Stadium. Henry Schulte's Blues defeated Fred Dawson's Reds, 7-0, on Marvin Paul's 95-yard kickoff return on the game's opening play.
 
«1972: Former Nebraska tackle Roy “Link” Lyman, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, dies at age 74 in an auto accident in California.
 
1982: Rioting in Miami puts a damper on the bowl-week experience for Nebraska and LSU.
 
1997: Tom Osborne runs his final practice in Lincoln and the Huskers depart for Florida for the Orange Bowl game against Tennessee.
 
2002: A 27-23 loss to Mississippi in the Independence Bowl has the Huskers looking for answers* after a 7-7 season, NU's first non-winning year since 1961.
 
2007: Bo Pelini pulls double duty for Nebraska and LSU.
 
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