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This week in
Husker history

The week of June 16-22, looking back in five-year intervals

Nebraska vs. Michigan at Nebraska Field, 1911.

1908: Nebraska's board of regents OKs a $30,000 land purchase for "a football field and drill grounds." Nebraska Field, just south of today's Memorial Stadium, would be the Cornhuskers' home for 14 seasons.
1953: Nebraska is scheduled for its first national telecast as NBC selects the Huskers' Sept. 19th home opener against Oregon. The Huskers' first regional telecast was against Colorado in 1951, and the Huskers' 1949 and 1950 home games were televised locally on WOW-TV.
1963: Coach Bob Devaney and a pair of his 1962 seniors, Thunder Thornton and Dwain Carlson, arrive in Buffalo, N.Y., to begin preparations for the East-West All-America game.
1988: Defensive coordinator Charlie McBride says defensive lineman Lawrence Pete may be welcomed back after the senior-to-be quit the team during spring practice. Pete would earn all-conference honors in 1988.
1998: Quarterback Bobby Newcombe works on his passing in summer workouts: 1, 2.
2008: After being fired as head coach at Nebraska, Bill Callahan settles in as the New York Jets' offensive line coach.
2013: Former players flock to Las Vegas to honor Dave Humm and give him a hand.
2018: Former Nebraska coach Mike Riley is named head coach of the San Antonio franchise of the new Alliance of American Football league.