This week in Husker history
The week of Aug. 30 through Sept. 5, looking back in five-year intervals:
1905: Fall camp opens for the Cornhuskers in a rented alfalfa field near South Bend, Neb. | Full story
1915: About 20 Husker players get set for a week of preseason training in Beatrice.
1920: The roster is expected to double from the previous season as practices are set to start Sept. 15.
1940: Commercial-free game broadcasts and $2.50 tickets? That was the norm for Nebraska football in 1940.
«1950: Bill Glassford opens preseason practices with about five dozen players at Camp Curtis.
1955: Rex Fischer is moved from quarterback to halfback.
1965: Fall practices begin for Bob Devaneys Cornhuskers in the rain.
1975: The Blackshirts suffer a setback as first-string tackle Ron Pruitt breaks an ankle.
1990: The Husker offense struggles but the defense shines in a season-opening 13-0 win over Baylor. Also, the NFL career of former Husker great Dave Rimington ends as he is waived by the Phildelphia Eagles.
«1995: After I-back Lawrence Phillips is cleared to play, Nebraska crushes Oklahoma State, 64-21, in Stillwater. The Huskers amassed 513 rushing yards, answering preseason questions about the retooled offensive line.
2000: Dan Alexander rushes for 208 yards as the Huskers open the season with a 49-13 win over San Jose State on a 100-degree day. It was the first Husker football game to be viewable live on the Web.
2005: After Zac Taylor wins the quarterbacking job, the Huskers struggle in their season opener against lower-division Maine, needing a Bo Ruud defensive touchdown to pull away, 25-7. Steve Octavien leaves the game with a season-ending injury.
2010: Taylor Martinez scores on his first carry as a Husker -- a 46-yard touchdown run -- as Nebraska rolls past Western Kentucky, 49-10. Who would start at quarterback was kept secret* until about half an hour before kickoff. Also, the Big Ten's future football divisions are announced.
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