This week in Husker history
The week of June 17-23, looking back in five-year intervals:
1917: Ted Riddell pulls off the rare feat of earning four varsity letters (football, basketball, baseball and track) in one school year. Also, the Athletic Board relinquishes control of athletic department finances.
«1927: Basketball at Nebraska and several other Missouri Valley Conference schools is reported to be operating in the black, easing the burden on football to carry the financial load for athletics. Also, Ed and Joe Weir sign with the NFL 's Frankford Yellow Jackets.
1952: Former Nebraska quarterback Fran Nagle signs with the Montreal Alouettes.
1957: Bill Jennings is realistic about the Huskers' chances in his first season as head coach.
1992: The three finalists for athletic director are announced, and Al Papik – the favorite of Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne – is not among them.
2002: With help from his friends, former Husker Bob Hohn battles amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. (Hohn passed away on Nov. 27, 2003.)
2007: Tom Dienhart of Sporting News sees trouble brewing for the Big 12 Conference.