This week in Husker history
The week of May 13-19, looking back in five-year intervals:
«1912: Ernest Frank, a halfback from Grand Island, is chosen as captain of the 1912 football team. | All-time captains
1922: Andrew Schoeppel, an end on the football team, sets a school record in the javelin in a dual meet against Iowa State in Lincoln. A law student, Schoeppel would become a two-term governor and a U.S. senator in his native Kansas.
1937: Les McDonald, the eighth player and third Husker selected in the 1937 NFL draft, signs with the Chicago Bears.
1957: The Big Seven adds Oklahoma State to the conference. The Cowboys would begin league play in some sports in the fall, but 1960 would be their first football season in the Big Eight.
«1992: A shoulder injury makes the retirement of eight-year NFL veteran Dean Steinkuhler all but certain, and a Houston columnist writes about how much the former Nebraska All-America offensive lineman will be missed.
1997: Friends, coaches and former players share memories at Bob Devaney's funeral at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lincoln.
2002: Future Husker Fabian Washington wins recognition for his prowess as a sprinter in Florida.
2007: Husker fans get the news that Blaine Gabbert, a star quarterback from the St. Louis area, has committed to the Huskers.
2012: Half a century later, the veil comes off the mystery man who played a key role in the events that led to the hiring of Bob Devaney. Also, Tommie Frazier's omission from the newly announced College Football Hall of Fame class is roundly criticized.