This week inHusker history
The week of March 8-14, looking back in five-year intervals
1900: Former Princeton center Walter C. Bummy Booth is hired as Nebraska's football coach. His 84.5% winning percentage over six seasons is second-best among NU coaches who served at least two seasons.
1925: The Big Ten rejects Nebraska's membership application.
1940: Memorial Stadium is declared debt-free as the Nebraska Memorial Association, the entity that was created in 1923 to build the stadium, is formally dissolved.
«1945: News is received of the Feb. 20th death of Army Capt. Walter Butch Luther in action in Italy. Luther was a starting halfback on the Husker team that played in the 1941 Rose Bowl. Also, Eddie Robbie Robinson, whose first job in a Hall of Fame coaching career was at Nebraska in 1896 and 97, dies at age 71
1965: Bob Devaney points to attrition on the offensive line as he scoffs at the Huskers status as favorites to win the Big Eight.
2010: Jim Ross, the longtime assistant who followed Bob Devaney from Michigan to Wyoming to Nebraska, dies at age 94.