This week in Husker history
It's a slow news month, and a glitch is messing up searches of Googles news archive. So we are breaking from convention and combining three weeks, May 11-31, as we look back in five-year intervals:
1904: Tennis, anyone? The football Cornhuskers occupy themselves with other sports, and little thought is being directly placed on football.
1929: Trailblazing Nebraska football star George Flippin dies at age 61 in Stromsburg, Neb.
1979: Johnny Rodgers buys a gas station in San Diego
«1989: Former Nebraska running backs coach Mike Corgan, a mainstay on the Devaney and Osborne staffs and a central character in the lore surrounding the Blackshirt tradition, dies at age 70.
2004: The question of whether Houston Nutt was technically offered the Nerbaska job resurfaces in court.
2009: Former Duke basketball point guard Greg Paulus, hoping to play quarterback for one season, chooses Syracuse over Nebraska.
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