This week in Husker history
The week of March 3-9, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
1933: Former Husker football All-American Ray Richards pulls off some villainous deeds as as a pro wrestler as boxing legend Jack Dempsey referees. | Richards bio
1943: Nebraska's scheduled November game against Pittsburgh in Lincoln is among the intersectional contests likely to be canceled because of World War II travel restrictions.
1983: A pairing of Nebraska against Penn State in the inaugural Kickoff Classic is close to becoming official.
«2003: George Kelly, the former Nebraska assistant whose purchase of black practice jerseys for the defense started a Husker tradition,* dies in South Bend, Ind., at age 75.
2008: Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh undergoes knee surgery and will miss spring drills. Also, the configuration of student seating undergoes a change.
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