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This week in
Husker 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.
 
1905: Games with Michigan and Illinois are added to the 1905 schedule.
 
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.
 
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«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.
 
1995: The 1994 national championship team is honored at the White House.
 
2000: Results from winter physical testing give Boyd Epley reason to smile: 1, 2, 3
 
2010: Jim Ross, the longtime assistant who followed Bob Devaney from Michigan to Wyoming to Nebraska, dies at age 94.
 
2015: Former Huskers are on the move in the NFL as Ndamukong Suh signs with the Miami Dolphins and Roy Helu Jr. with the Oakland Raiders.