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This week in
Husker history

It's a slow news month, 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: Dr. George Flippin, trailblazing star for Nebraska football in the early 1890s, dies in Stromsburg, Neb., at age 61 after a five-month illness.
 
1959: Fred Lorenz, who earned four letters in football in the mid-1940s, dies at age 38 after an eight-month illness. Just 13 days earlier, he attended the Varsity-Alumni game on a stretcher and served as the Alumni's honorary coach.
 
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 and other schools.
 
2014: Nebraska's unsold Gator Bowl tickets cost the Big Ten nearly $800,000, part of the league's nearly $4.5 million ticket tab for its teams' 2013-14 bowl games. Also, Taylor Martinez fails his physical with the Philadelphia Eagles, and foot surgery might be next.