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This week in Husker history
The week of Dec. 15-21, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1913: Nebraska opposes a proposal to let Missouri Valley Conference schools schedule neutral-site games.
 
1918: A 1919 game that had been tentatively scheduled with Indiana, coached by former Nebraska coach Jumbo Stiehm, is called off.
 
1923: Tackle Henry Bassett is named to Walter Camp's third-team All-America squad.
 
1933: George Sauer is named a first-team Walter Camp All-American.
 
1938: Nebraska coach Biff Jones helps the Western all-stars begin preparations for their Jan. 2 charity game against the East in San Francisco.
 
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«1953: George “Potsy” Clark resigns as athletic director. Clark also was head football coach in 1945 and 1948.
 
1958: Dick McCashland is named to Pitt’s “all-opponent team.” As a gag, three Pittsburgh sportswriters are named honorary captains for overhyping the Panthers during the week before their upset loss to Nebraska.
 
1963: After being wooed by Miami, Bob Devaney announces he'll stay at Nebraska. The Huskers, meanwhile, prepare for their Orange Bowl game against Auburn.
 
1968: Despite a disappointing 6-4 season, Nebraska leads the Big Eight in attendance.
 
1983: Mike Rozier adds the Maxwell Award to his trophy collection.
 
1993: Erma Osborne, mother of Nebraska coach Tom Osborne, dies at age 86 in Hastings.
 
1998: Baylor hires former Husker assistant Kevin Steele as its head coach.
 
2003: Even though Husker fans are getting restless, Gil Brandt* has praise for Steve Pederson's ongoing search for a head coach.
 
2008: Running back Rex Burkhead* of Plano, Texas, commits to the Huskers.
 
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