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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.
1934: The Big Six lifts its ban on radio bradcasts of athletic events. The ban, in effect for the 1933 football season, was intended to protect game attendance and gate revenue.
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 Nebraska 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.
2019: Butch Hug retires as the "Mayor of Memorial Stadium" after 37 years.