This week in Husker history
The week of June 16-22, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
1908: Nebraska's board of regents OKs a $30,000 land purchase for "a football field and drill grounds." Nebraska Field, just south of today's Memorial Stadium, would be the Cornhuskers' home for 14 seasons.
1953: Nebraska is scheduled for its first national game telecast as NBC selects the Huskers' Sept. 19th home opener against Oregon. The Huskers' first regional telecast was against Colorado in 1951, and the Huskers' 1949 and 1950 home games were televised locally on WOW-TV.
2008: Bill Callahan settles in as the New York Jets' offensive line coach
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