This week in Husker history
The week of Jan. 4-10, looking back in five-year intervals:
1910: Nebraska athletic director R.G. Clapp says football must be made safer to save the game. | Full story
1915: Former Cornhusker Fred Nielsen is seen as a prime candidate for the coaching job at Catholic University. (He would get the job and coach there for two seasons, following stints at Maryland, George Washington and Georgetown.)
«1925: Former Nebraska lineman Wayne Big Munn becomes world champion in pro wrestling by beating Ed Strangler Lewis in Kansas City. Murmers that the match was fixed didnt take long to surface, and Munn is now regarded as the sports first performer to win a championship belt. Online World of Wrestling says he was the bridge from wrestling as sport to wrestling as entertainment. The bout was banner material in some newspapers and was featured in Time magazine. At Nebraska, Munn lettered at guard in 1917 and was the first of four Munn brothers to play for the Cornhuskers.
2005: Fabian Washington says family concerns were a big part of his decision to turn pro early.
2010: Nebraska finishes 14th in the coaches' and AP polls, the Huskers highest finish in eight years.* Stats-wise, the Huskers finish No. 1 in scoring defense and pass-efficiency defense.
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