This week inHusker history
The week of June 2-8, looking back in five-year intervals
1913: A news report out of Madison, Wis., denies that Nebraska is pursuing membership in the Western Conference (todays Big Ten), but it would turn out the Huskers were doing exactly that.
1943: Nebraska and other Midwestern schools press ahead with maintaining their football programs despite a manpower shortage during World War II.
«1983: The Cincinnati Bengals sign their top draft pick, former Nebraska center Dave Rimington.
2003: Boyd Epley is reported to be on the way out as strength and conditioning director. Also, two former Huskers choose their transfer schools: Quarterback Curt Dukes to Duke and running back Marques Simmons to Iowa.
2008: Husker recruit Khiry Cooper, a wide receiver from Shreveport, La., has a decision to make after being chosen in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball draft.
2013: John Melton, the longtime Devaney-Osborne assistant who was beloved for his sense of humor, dies at age 86. | 2008 interview*