This week in Husker history
The week of Dec. 13-19, looking back in five-year intervals:
1900: John Westover is elected captain for the 1901 season.
1905: The Athletic Board announces the election of John G. Mason as the 1906 football captain.
1910: Nebraska is searching for a new coach after W.C. King Cole opts to leave after four seasons.
«1915: Walter Camp takes his lumps after selecting NUs Vic Halligan as a third-team tackle on his 1915 All-America team. Heres why: Halligans last season was in 1914, and he spent 1915 coaching. Meanwhile, former Husker Dick Rutherford is an early favorite to succeed Jumbo Stiehm as coach, and there are plans to build concrete stands at Nebraska Field.
1920: Two months after playing a brilliant game against Nebraska in Lincoln, Notre Dame star George Gipp dies of pneumonia at age 24.
1925: Nebraska adds NYU to its 1926 schedule after Notre Dame backs out. Also, Harold Hutchinson and John Rhodes join Ed Weir in collecting postseason honors.
1930: Guard Elmer Greenberg, tackle Marion Broadstone and coach Dana X. Bible get set to travel west to prepare for the East-West all-star game. Also, junior tackle Hugh Rhea is named a first-team All-American by Grantland Rice.
1940: The Huskers get a rousing send-off as they depart by rail for Phoenix, site of the teams Rose Bowl practices. In attendance was E.E. Mockett, captain of the first NU football team. Meanwhile, former Husker Francis Schmidt resigns after seven seasons as head coach at Ohio State. | Bio
1945: Coach Bernie Masterson hires Gomer Jones, future Oklahoma head coach and athletic director, as line coach.
1950: Husker legend Ed Weir is part of a Life magazine Where are they now? feature on Walter Camp's All-America team of 1924.
1955: Rex Fischer joins the long list of Huskers through the years to take part in the East-West Shrine Game.
1965: The Huskers fly to Phoenix for Orange Bowl practices, but rainy weather there puts the team behind schedule.
1985: A Sports Illustrated article says there was considerable steroid use at Nebraska before testing was initiated in 1984.
2000: Center Dominic Raiola and linebacker Carlos Polk are named AP All-Americans.
2005: Former Husker player and assistant Turner Gill* gets the head coaching job at Buffalo. Also, quarterback recruit Josh Freeman* decommits and opts for Kansas State.
2010: Linebackers coach Mike Ekeler* accepts a job as co-defensive coordinator at Indiana. Also, the Big Ten unveils its Legends and Leaders* divisions, and the names draw immediate ridicule.
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