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This week in Husker history
The week of July 14-20, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
 
1918: E.J. “Doc” Stewart leaves his position as Nebraska's head coach to become an athletic director with the U.S. Army in Italy. After World War I, he would coach at Clemson and Texas. | Bio
 
1943: Husker lettermen Henry Reichel and Joe Partington are among the players bolstering Northwestern's roster during wartime.
 
1988: Neil Smith, the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft, signs with the Kansas City Chiefs and reports to training camp.
 
«1998: George Abel, a guard on Nebraska's first Rose Bowl team and later a prominent businessman and philanthropist, dies at age 78. Also, a knee injury ends the NFL career of former Husker All-American Broderick Thomas.
 
2003: Steve Pederson lays off eight employees* in the Athletic Department, bringing staffing cuts to 10.1% in his first six months as athletic director.
 
2008: The suspense builds over whether receiver Khiry Cooper* of Shreveport, La., will choose Husker football or professional baseball.
 
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