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This week in Husker history
The week of May 19-25, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
 
1968: Nebraska takes up the rear in the Big Eight’s 1967-68 all-sports standings.
 
«1973: Two and a half years after his death at age 72, Clarence Swanson becomes the fourth Husker player named to the College Football Hall of Fame. Also, Johnny Rodgers, himself a future hall-of-famer, spurns the NFL by opting for a lucrative contract with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes. | Hall of Fame Huskers
 
1978: NU’s game at Alabama is moved up from Nov. 25 to Sept. 2 for a national ABC telecast. Neither team had ever opened its season earlier than Sept. 8.
 
1998: Frank Solich’s debut as head coach gets moved up a week as Nebraska accepts an offer to play host to Louisiana Tech in the Eddie Robinson Classic on Aug. 29.
 
2003: Quarterback Curt Dukes* is granted a release* from his scholarship.
 
2008: The sharing of TV money is a hot issue for the Big 12.
 
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