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This week in Husker history
The week of Dec. 30-Jan. 5, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
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1917-18: Football letters are issued to 19 team members, three of whom – Ed Shaw, Farley Young and William Day – are getting set to enter the military.
 
«1937-38: Elmer Dohrmann reels in seven pass receptions as the East and West all-star teams battle to a 0-0 tie in San Francisco. The performance has pro teams vying for his services.
 
1957-58: Ray Richards, former Husker All-America tackle, resigns after three seasons as head coach of the NFL's Chicago Cardinals. | Bio
 
1962-63: Bill Thunder Thornton scores two TDs in the Southwest Challenge Bowl all-star game. Meanwhile, three weeks after the Gotham Bowl, Nebraska and Miami continue waiting for their checks.
 
1967-68: Wayne Meylan shares MVP honors as North beats the South, 22-16, in the annual Blue-Gray game.
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«1972-73: The Huskers send Bob Devaney out in style with a 40-6 Orange Bowl win over Notre Dame.
 
1982-83: NU beats LSU 21-20 in the Orange Bowl.
 
1987-88: Florida State rallies for a 31-28 win over the Huskers in the Fiesta Bowl.
 
1992-93: The Huskers bow to Florida State, 27-14, in the Orange Bowl. Bob Devaney again expresses unhappiness about his exit as athletic director.
 
«1997-98: Nebraska earns a share of the national championship with a 42-17 win over No. 3 Tennessee in Tom Osborne's final game as coach.
 
2002-03: Searching for an offensive coordinator, Frank Solich talks with Kansas State's Greg Peterson.
 
2007-08: Tim Beck* emerges as the final piece of Bo Pelini's first coaching staff.
 
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