This week inHusker history
The weeks of Aug. 1-22, looking back in five-year intervals:
1905: A fall camp site for the Cornhuskers is selected at South Bend, Neb. Also, the Minnesota game is still on as Nebraska backs away from a plan to play freshmen.
«1910: The preseason outlook is promising for Coach W.C. King Cole and his Cornhuskers. | Full stories: 1, 2
1915: A game with Minnesota is not in the cards as the Gophers arent willing to travel to Nebraska to reciprocate for games in Minneapolis. Meanwhile, players organize a preseason camp in Beatrice.
1925: Shortcomings in the classroom appear likely to take a heavy toll. .
1940: Preseason hype starts building for the 1940 Huskers, the Big Six favorites.
1950: At age 56, Guy Chamberlin puts his football skills to use against a home intruder.
1960: Nebraska is picked to finish fifth in the Big Eight.
1965: Former Nebraska coach Fred Dawson, whose teams dealt Notre Dame's Four Horsemen their only defeats, dies at age 81. | NU coaches
«1975: The quarterback situation for the season opener against LSU remains unsettled after Vince Ferragamo and three other players lose their legal fight against their one-game suspensions.
1985: The death of Brian Hiemer (1, 2) is part of a tough stretch for the program and coach Tom Osborne. Also, former Husker All-American Bobby Reynolds dies at age 53.
1995: Split end Riley Washington is arrested on a charge of attempted murder. (He would be found not guilty.) Also, Nebraska announces it is retiring the Herbie Husker mascot. (He would return, of course.) Meanwhile, as the Huskers start out at No. 2 in the AP poll, Tom Osborne isn't letting the 1994 national title change his perspective, and Sports Illustrated profiles Lawrence Phillips.
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