This week inHusker history
The week of Aug. 26-Sept. 1, looking back in five-year intervals
Courtesy of NU Athletic Dept.
«1902: In a column that accuses Walter Camp of East Coast favoritism, Nebraska is cited as a Western team that's making strides.
1927: NYU hopes to avenge its only loss of 1926, a 15-7 setback in Lincoln. (The Cornhuskers would win the 1927 game as well, 27-18.)
1937: Record-breaking home attendance is expected in 1937, based on advance ticket sales.
1947: Royal Kahler, a tackle from Nebraska's 1941 Rose Bowl team, leaves an arduous Pittsburgh Steelers camp.
1952: Fall camp begins on campus instead of at far-away Curtis for the first time in Bill Glassford's tenure.
1962: Fullback Bill Thunder Thornton and guard Dwain Carlson are named team captains as the Huskers begin two-a-day practices under first-year coach Bob Devaney.
1967: Husker radio play-by-play man Bob Zenner dies of leukemia at age 36. Also, as Nebraska seeks to become lighter and faster after the Huskers' lopsided Sugar Bowl loss to Alabama, Big Eight sportswriters expect NU's conference championship streak to end.
«1972: Fullback Bill Olds has a story to tell about his summer job as a Lincoln cop.
1977: Gearing up for his first NFL season after playing four years in Canada, Johnny Rodgers puts on a dazzling performance for San Diego in a preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams.
1982: The Huskers are fourth in the AP preseason poll.
1987: The NU-Oklahoma game is still months away, but it already seems to have national-title implications. (The teams would indeed be unbeaten and ranked No. 1 and 2 going into the Nov. 21 game, but Miami would finish atop the polls.)
1997: An Ohio writer describes the daunting task Akron will face in its trip to Linoln.
2002: The redesigned Husker football jerseys generate brisk sales.
2007: One year makes a huge difference for Brett Byford as he has risen from reserve to co-captain.
2012: Taylor Martinez throws for 354 yards and five touchdowns as the Huskers open with a 49-20 romp over Southern Miss, but an injury to running back Rex Burkhead puts a damper on the victory.