This week in Husker history
The week of Feb. 10-16, looking back in five-year intervals:
Nebraska Field, 1900
«1908: With Nebraska's playing field about to be sacrificed for an engineering building, it is uncertain where the team's 1908 home games will be played. (Antelope Park would be the location, and attendance would suffer. The first game at the new Nebraska Field would be played in 1909.)
1928: There is talk of moving the newly scheduled Nebraska-Army game from West Point to New York's Yankee Stadium to accommodate more fans.
1943: Nebraska is among the schools pressing ahead with football despite World War II's impact on rosters and coaching staffs.
1978: Husker assistant Bob Thornton joins the coaching staff at Army.
1983: State Sen. Ernie Chambers introduces a bill that would make NU football players paid state employees. Also, former Husker defensive back Zaven Yaralian joins Charley Pell's coaching staff at Florida.
1988: Cecil Hartman, a running back on the Nebraska teams that defeated Notre Dame in 1922 and 1923, dies at age 87 in Omaha. Also, Tom Osborne describes his recruiting class as solid: We've got all the positions covered. | 1988 class
2003: The 2002 uniforms* are history,* prices of tickets* are going down,* and a revamped Herbie Husker* is on his way, athletic director Steve Pederson announces.
2008: Shawn Watson recommends ditching the labels when describing the Huskers' 2008 offense.
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