This week inHusker 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.