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This week in Husker history
The week of June 23-29, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
 
Nebraska played Minnesota and/or Iowa every season from 1891 to 1919. Shown here is action from the 1912 game in Minneapolis.
«1913: Iowa and Minnesota are said to favor Nebraska's bid to join the Western Conference, but the distance factor gives other schools pause.
 
1963: Bill “Thunder” Thornton helps the West to a 22-21 win in the AFCA All-Star Game.
 
1978: Bear Bryant and Bob Devaney talk to an Atlanta gathering of sports information directors about how to handle unfavorable publicity.
 
2003: Former Husker wingback Tim McCrady* dies of cancer at age 45.
 
2008: Former Husker All-America defensive tackle Jason Peter* comes forward with revelations about his struggles with addiction.*
 
* Wayback Machine link – may take several seconds to load
 
 
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