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This week in Husker history
The week of Aug. 19-25, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1902: In a preview of the college football season in the Midwest, Walter C. “Bummy” Booth's Nebraska squad is mentioned as a team on the rise.
 
1907: With practices set to start Sept. 9, the Nebraska State Journal previews the Huskers and envisions “one of the most formidable football elevens in the athletic history of the cornhusker institution.”
 
«1917: Vic Halligan, captain of NU's 1914 team and Nebraska's first All-American, becomes captain of an infantry company in the Army's Sixth Regiment. Also, four months after the U.S. entry into the World War, Nebraska is mentioned as one of the major programs opting to keep football.
 
1937: Coach Biff Jones plans closed practices in advance of the opener against powerful Minnesota.
 
1947: All-conference guard Ed Schwartzkopf decides to bypass his senior season. He is the fourth Husker with eligibility remaining in 1947 to opt out of playing.
 
1962: Center and kicker Duncan Drum is declared out for the season because of a broken arm suffered in an auto accident.
 
«1977: Junior I-back Rick Berns goes 40 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the Huskers' first scrimmage of fall camp.
 
1982: There's a lot riding on the mended foot of junior quarterback Turner Gill as the Huskers prepare for the 1982 season.
 
1987: Tom Osborne's lighter side surfaces as the Big Eight Skywriters come to town for a preseason look at the Huskers.
 
1997: Nebraska is one of five financially lucrative road games for Central Florida.
 
2002: In the earliest season opener in program history, the Huskers defeat Arizona 48-10 in Lincoln.
 
2007: An under-the-radar freshman back turns some heads in fall camp. His name: Roy Helu Jr.
 
2012: Nebraska comes out on top in ESPN.com's preseason Big Ten position rankings.
 
 
 
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