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This week in Husker history
The week of July 21-27, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
 
«1908: George Washington University extends the contract of coach Fred K. Nielson, a former Nebraska halfback. More about Nielson in this April 2012 post.
 
1938: Nebraska's Fred Shirey is selected to the college all-star team that will play the NFL champion Redskins at the end of August.»
 
1973: Rich Glover is elected a co-captain of the College All-Stars, who are able to limit the Super Bowl champion Miami Dolphins to 14 points at Soldier Field.
 
1983: Former Nebraska quarterback Dave Humm returns to the Raiders after two seasons in Buffalo and another in Baltimore.
 
1993: Rookie Keith Jones scores the Rams' only touchdown in the annual AFC-NFC Hall of Fame game.
 
1998: Nebraska is picked to win the Big 12 North as Frank Solich gets set for his first season as head coach.
 
2003: Athletic director Steve Pederson says he wants to see progress,* not a particular win total, in 2003.
 
2008: Pay-per-view* telecasts are announced for Nebraska's first three games.
 
* Wayback Machine link – may take several seconds to load
 
 
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