This week in Husker history
The week of June 24-30, looking back in five-year intervals:
«1922: Architects Ellery Davis and John Latenser work on plans for Memorial Stadium, with construction scheduled to start after the 1922 football season. Both men donated their services. | Lincoln Journal: 1-2 | Daily Nebraskan: 1, 2
1942: Former player Alonzo Yont pays a visit to Lincoln and recalls details of the 1893 Iowa game, played in a blizzard in Omaha.
1947: Husker tackle Mike DiBiase, working for the Lincoln Police Department during the summer, prevents a car-train crash in the middle of the night.
1957: The Touchdown Club is formed to raise money for additional scholarships in multiple sports.
1972: Fans get new insights on the 1971 Huskers as the latest Sports Illustrated arrives in mailboxes.
1977: Linebacker Jim Wightman grapples with an image problem because of legal troubles stemming from an assault charge.
«1987: Wayne Meylan, two-time consensus All-America middle guard, dies at age 41 when his vintage P-51 Mustang fighter plane crashes in Michigan. Also killed is his passenger, John S. Colton III. Meylan was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1991. | A gentle side
1992: Oregon's Bill Byrne is named successor to Bob Devaney as athletic director at Nebraska, effective Jan. 4, 1993.
1997: The Sporting News' preseason yearbook ranks a Big 12 team No. 1, but it's Colorado, not eventual champ Nebraska. The Huskers are pegged at No. 9, and TSN's Mike Huguenin explains the reasoning to the Denver Post: "Nebraska has basically a two-team schedule, at Washington and at Colorado, and we think both of those teams will beat Nebraska." Also: "We don't like Scott Frost as a quarterback. ... He's not of Tommie Frazier's caliber." | 1997 results
2002: Freshman cornerback Fabian Washington gets a jump on his Nebraska career.
2007: The preseason magazines see a Top 25 finish for the 2007 Huskers.
2012: The Husker Greats Foundation is launched to help former athletes in need.