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This week in Husker history
The week of Aug. 11-17, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
 
1908: Coach W.C. Cole's Cornhuskers get set for a season to be played at Lincoln's Antelope Park.
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«1918: William G. Kline, the coach at Nebraska Wesleyan for seven seasons, is tapped as the Cornhuskers' head coach after the departure of E.J. Stewart to the armed forces. | Bios: Huskers.com, Wikipedia
 
1958: Nebraska is seen as likely to improve on its 1-9 record of 1957.
 
1963: A preseason media poll pegs Oklahoma as a heavy favorite to win the Big Eight, with Nebraska at No. 2.
 
1983: Tom Osborne favors $50 a month in spending money for players.
 
1993: Big Eight football reporters pick the Huskers to repeat as conference champs. Also, Johnny Rodgers returns to school to finish up his degree.
 
1998: Dave Rimington is enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame.
 
2003: For the first time since 1969, the Huskers are unranked* in both of the major preseason polls.
 
2008: Wide receiver Khiry Cooper, a fifth-round pick in the Major League Baseball draft, opts to play football and baseball at Nebraska as he declines to sign with the Angels.
 
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