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This week in Husker history
The week of Dec. 25-31, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1891: Nebraska enters into its first conference affiliation as the Western Inter-State University Foot Ball Association gets its start. | Standings
 
1906: Although they would change their minds, Nebraska officials are initially cool to the idea of organizing what would become the Missouri Valley Conference.
 
1916: The football program at Nebraska turns a profit of $5,544. Meanwhile, alumni in Omaha clamor for an exit from the Missouri Valley Conference because of the league's ban on off-campus games.
 
1931: Nebraska coach Dana X. Bible is appointed to the NCAA’s football rules committee.
 
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«1941: With coach Biff Jones' call-up to Army active duty all but certain, speculation about who will succeed him heats up.
 
1961: Wyoming's Bob Devaney emerges as the candidate believed to have the inside track on the Nebraska job, though two other Skyline Conference coaches also remain in the running.
 
1966: Three days before the Sugar Bowl, the Huskers declare themselves ready for the task of taking on Alabama.
 
1971: The Huskers exude confidence in the final days before their Orange Bowl showdown with Alabama.
 
1976: Touchdowns on consecutive third-quarter possessions erase a 10-point deficit and lift Nebraska to a 27-24 victory over Texas Tech in the Astro-Blubonnet Bowl. Years later, Tom Osborne said the win might have saved his job.
 
1981: The Huskers prepare for their high-stakes Orange Bowl game against Clemson with a less-than-ideal situation at quarterback.
 
1986: Police detain eight Husker players and two graduate assistants in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
 
1991: Senior receiver Jon Bostic approaches the end of his college career with no regrets about choosing Nebraska.
 
1996: The Huskers take control in the final 20 minutes for a 41-21 win over Virginia Tech in Orange Bowl.
 
2001: Coach Frank Solich and the Huskers arrive in Los Angeles for their Bowl Championship Series title game against Miami.
 
2006: Coach Bill Callahan reports that the Huskers will be at full strength for their Cotton Bowl game against Auburn.
 
2011: The Huskers arrive in Orlando for their bowl matchup against South Carolina.
 

 
 
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