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This week in Husker history
The week of Aug. 12-18, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1897: E.N. Robinson decides to return for a second season as head coach. | Hall of Fame Huskers
 
1917: The United States' entry into World War I creates uncertainties for coach “Doc” Stewart.
 
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«1937: George Sauer's presence on the Green Bay roster for the Packers' game against the college all-stars draws objections from the all-stars' coaches. (The former Cornhusker would indeed play in the game despite having quit the Packers to become New Hampshire's coach.)  |  Bios: 1, 2
 
1942: Coach Glenn Presnell puts extra emphasis on conditioning as he makes plans for fall camp.
 
1952: The 1952 media guide, known as the “press brochure,” comes in at 28 pages.
 
1957: New football lockers made of steel are installed, replacing the old wooden ones.
 
1967: Coach Bob Devaney is on the mend after undergoing an appendectomy.
 
1972: The top of the preseason FWAA poll looks a lot like the final 1971 AP poll, with Nebraska first, Colorado second and Oklahoma third.
 
1987: Oklahoma and Nebraska are Nos. 1 and 2 in the UPI preseason coaches’ poll.
 
1997: In a column headlined “Osborne Era Ending Soon?” the Omaha World-Herald’s Tom Shatel suggests that Tom Osborne has retirement on his mind. The column is based on the coach's unsolicited remark that he'd like to see a “Nebraska guy” become his eventual successor. (Osborne’s retirement announcement in December nonetheless would come as a surprise to many.)
 
2002: Upgrades to the Huskers' strength and conditioning center receive their finishing touches.
 
2007: The competition at quarterback between Sam Keller and Joe Ganz gets some national attention.
 
2012: Freshman offensive lineman Corey Whitaker is lost for the season with a knee injury. Also, a helium shortage threatens to derail a Memorial Stadium tradition.