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This week in
Husker history

The week of Dec. 8-14, looking back in five-year intervals
 
1903: Nebraska tries to arrange a 1904 neutral-site game with Eastern powerhouse Princeton.
 
1913: In the wake of the dispute over the playing status of Clinton Ross, Nebraska is said to be threatening to drop Kansas from its 1914 football schedule.
 
1933: Once-beaten Nebraska ends the season No. 2 nationally in an Illinois professor's math-based rankings. Also, the Big Six reconsiders its ban on radio broadcasts of games.
 
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DeFruiter on program
cover, 1944.
 
«1943: Former Husker halfback and future NFL’er Bob DeFruiter is among the offensive stars as the March Field 4th Army Air Force team downs Pacific, 19-0.
 
1948: Nebraska finishes with a nation-worst 19 touchdown passes surrendered.
 
1963: Miami pursues Bob Devaney to succeed Andy Gustafson as head coach.
 
1983: Tom Osborne is uneasy as oddsmakers list Nebraska as an 11-point favorite over Miami in the Orange Bowl. Dean Steinkulhler, meanwhile, adds the Outland Trophy to his hardware haul.
 
1993: Respect for Nebraska is in short supply as the Huskers prepare for the national title game. Meanwhile, the Butkus Award goes to Trev Alberts.
 
1998: Tom Osborne is inducted into college football's Hall of Fame.
 
2003: The coaching search continues as Butch Davis and Dave Wannstedt, two NFL coaches rumored to be on Steve Pederson's short list, say they've had no contact* with Nebraska.
 
2008: Nebraska offensive coordinator Shawn Watson* reportedly interviews for the top job at New Mexico.
 
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