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This week in Husker history
The week of May 5-11, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1933: Former Husker assistant Paul Schissler is named head coach of the Chicago Cardinals.
 
1948: Former Husker guard Charles Edgar “Tow” Cotton dies at age 64 in California.
 
1963: With Memorial Stadium receiving new sod, the spring game is played at Seacrest Field, where the Reds win by six points despite two TDs by the Whites' Frank Solich.
 
1968: The White squad scores in the final minute to win the spring game.
 
1973: Tom Osborne's first spring game as head coach draws a record crowd of 20,000.
 

 
1998: Former Penn State tight end Mike McCloskey admits he was out of bounds on his crucial catch in the waning seconds of the 1982 Penn State-Nebraska game. | Game page
 
2003: Once-promising quarterback Curt Dukes* gets set to transfer.*
 
2008: Bo Pelini says Frank Solich* “got the short end of the stick” when he was fired after the 2003 season.
 
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