week month in Husker history
Googles news archive is still basically unsearchable, so we are again breaking from convention and covering all of August as we look back in five-year intervals
1914: Summer conditioning consists of farm work for most of Jumbo Stiehm's Cornhuskers. | Full story
1919: NU officially withdraws from the Missouri Valley Conference, beginning two seasons as an independent.
1929: How did Nebraska football end up in the August issue of Popular Mechanics? It was because of assistant coach B.F. Oakes and his Biffem machine, a predecessor of the blocking sled.
1934: Coach Dana X. Bible faces a rebuilding project as his Huskers seek a fourth consecutive Big Six title.
1949: It's the dawn of the era of commercial television in eastern Nebraska, and the Memorial Stadium press box is readied for the Huskers' home football games to be broadcast by Omaha station WOW-TV. (The station would also televise the Huskers' 1950 home games, but the practice would be halted in 1951.)
1959: Rookie Tom Osborne tries to stick with the NFL's 49ers.
1969: Former Husker Paul Critchlow suffers severe leg injuries from an enemy grenade in Vietnam. (He would revisit the scene of the Aug. 19 incident 31 years later.)
«1979: Former Nebraska backup quarterback Ed Burns enjoys some preseason success with the New Orleans Saints.
1984: The Huskers have some big shoes to fill on offense, but Tom Osborne says he is not concerned.
1989: Tom Osborne expresses surprise at the Huskers' No. 3 preseason ranking.
1994: Hopes are high heading into the season, and a 31-0 win over West Virginia gets things rolling.
2004: Change is in the air as Bill Callahan's first Husker team prepares for its opener.
2009: Junior I-back Quentin Castille, the Huskers leading rusher in the Gator Bowl win over Clemson, is dismissed from the team.
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