week month in Husker history
It's a slow news month, so we are breaking from convention and covering all of June as we look back in five-year intervals:
1914: Summer conditioning for the Cornhuskers consists mainly of farm work, while coach Jumbo Stiehm vacations in Wisconsin. | Full story
1919: Nebraska's split from the Missouri Valley Conference becomes closer to reality. The Huskers would spend two seasons as an independent before rejoining the league in 1921.
1924: Marvin Red Layton, a former Husker fullback and current NU hurdler, stows away on the U.S. Olympic team's ship to the 1924 Olympics in Paris in hopes of competing in the Games.
1929: Wedding bells are about to ring for former Husker coach Fred Dawson. Dawson coached at Denver after his stint at Nebraska from 1921 to 1924.
«1984: The Houston Oilers take Mike Rozier with the No. 2 pick in the NFL supplemental draft. Rozier had already played almost a complete season for the Pittsburgh Maulers of the USFL. | Huskers in NFL draft
1989: A rivalry loses some oomph as Barry Switzer resigns as coach at Oklahoma, citing NCAA rules that do not "recognize the financial needs of young athletes."
1994: School presidents of the future Big 12 Conference vote to curtail the enrollment of Proposition 48 athletes.
1999: Husker quarterback signee Carl Crawford opts for baseball after being taken in the second round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
2004: Eric Crouch, trying to make it in the NFL as a safety, is waived by the Packers.
2009: Quarterback Tyler Gabbert, brother of one-time Husker recruit Blaine, commits to the Huskers.