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This week in Husker history
The week of Aug. 14-20, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1901: Plans are made to start two weeks of training camp on Sept. 1 near South Bend, Neb.
 
1906: Chancellor E. Benjamin Andrews vows a “closer watch” on football players, saying some members of last year’s team had “ceased studying” and spent their evenings “playing poker and drinking.”
 
1921: Former Nebraska halfback Owen Frank is hired as first assistant to coach Fred Dawson.
 
1941: Bob Russell gets set for his final season as Nebraska football's radio play-by-play man. Lyell Bremser, his assistant in the booth, would take over in 1942.
 
«1946: Fielding Yost, who coached Nebraska in 1898, dies at age 75 in Michigan, where he spent most of his Hall of Fame career.
 
1951: Thanks to a football profit of over $190,000, the Athletic Department registers a net gain of more than $74,000 for the recently concluded fiscal year. Meanwhile, 54 players are invited to participate in fall camp at Curtis, Neb., starting Aug. 30
 
1961: Head coach Bill Jennings says more passing is in store for the 1961 Cornhuskers: 1, 2.
 
1971: A three-way race for the top quarterback spot is shaping up as the team reports for fall camp.
 
1981: Tom Osborne says the 1981 defense might be even better than the previous year's No. 3-ranked unit.
 
1996: Tom Osborne confirms the departure of three scholarship players and reluctantly addresses the program's image issues.
 
2001: September court dates are set for Dahrran Diedrick and Tony Tata after they land in the slammer on disturbing-the-peace charges. A disciplinary decision by Frank Solich is expected soon.
 
2006: The team captains are elected: Zac Taylor, Adam Carriker and Brandon Rigoni.
 
2011: The Bubba Starling saga ends as he signs with the Kansas City Royals. Also, Nebraska starts at No. 10 in the Associated Press poll.
 

 
 
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