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This week in Husker history
The week of June 9-15, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
 
«1913: Coach Jumbo Stiehm acknowledges that Nebraska has applied for member­ship in the Western Conference (now the Big Ten) and says the Cornhuskers' chances appear good. "Provided the members definitely decide upon enlarging the league, there will no question as to Nebraska's admission," he says.
 
1918: Citing economic reasons during World War I, Nebraska cancels games that had been tentatively scheduled with Washington State and the University of Denver.
 
1983: The San Francisco 49ers sign running back Roger Craig, their top draft choice, to a series of four one-year contracts.
 
1988: Johnny Rodgers files a court claim in an effort to get his Heisman Trophy returned from his lawyer.
 
1998: Grant Wistrom is named the Big 12 Male Athlete of the Year.
 
2003: Nebraska lands its first recruiting commitment* for 2004, receiver Nate Swift* from Hutchinson, Minn.
 
2008: Nebraska's board of regents approves a 13-year multimedia deal with IMG.
 
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