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This week in Husker history
The week of Dec. 9-15, looking back in five-year intervals:
1897: A possible game at Montana falls through. (Nebraska's 1895 game against Butte remains the only time NU has played in the state.)
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«1902: Charlie Shedd, an end from Fairfield, Neb., struggles with complications from an injury suffered against Haskell in early November. (Although listed on the next year's roster, Shedd never played again. He died in 1924 “after enduring several operations and much suffering,” according to information from a genealogical website.)
1912: A dozen players on the 1912 team earn football letters.
1917: Ernest Hubka is named a second-team All-American by Jack Veiock, sports editor of the International News Service.
1922: After a season in which only an upset loss at Syracuse kept the Huskers from staking a claim to being among the nation's elite, Nebraska players fill half of the All-Missouri Valley first-team slots as selected by the Columbia Missourian. Ray Weller is named to Walter Eckersall's all-Western team.
1932: Nebraska bucks a national trend of declining attendance for college football. Lawrence Ely is named a first-team All-American by Collier's. Former Nebraska end Herbert E. Dana (1918-1920) becomes supervisor of football officials for the Pacific Coast Conference.
1937: Elmer Dorhmann and Fred Shirey are named to the West squad for a Jan. 1 charity game
1942: World War II leads to an exodus of coaches
1952: Coach Bill Glassford and his boss, Chancellor R.G. Gustavson, disagree on whether the Big Seven Conference should have a bowl tie-in.
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«1962: Capping Bob Devaney's remarkable debut season at NU, the Huskers get the first bowl win in program history by downing Miami in the Gotham Bowl, 36-34.
1967: Mark “Bo” Pelini is born in Youngtown, Ohio. (His 45th birthday is Thursday.)
1972: Johnny Rodgers chokes up as he accepts the Heisman Trophy during a ceremony in New York nine days after he was announced as the winner.
1977: The Huskers get ready for their Liberty Bowl game against North Carolina.
1982: Dave Rimington wins the Lombardi trophy and is named lineman of the year by UPI.
1987: Tom Osborne talks up Florida State ahead of the NU-FSU Fiesta Bowl game.
1997: Just a routine week during the break before the bowl game: Tom Osborne announces his retirement, Aaron Taylor wins the Outland and Grant Wistrom wins the Lombardi.
2002: Green Bay Packers linebackers coach Bo Pelini receives an offer to become Frank Solich's defensive coordinator.
2007: Newly named head coach Bo Pelini rounds up assistants* for his coaching staff in Lincoln.
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