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This week in
Husker history

The week of May 22-28, looking back in five-year intervals
1896: A team consisting largely of former Nebraska players gets set for a game against Butte. | Full story
1906: A November game at Chicago of the Western Conference is set.
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«1911: Former Nebraska center Sidney Collins admits he accepted money but says the cash went toward college expenses. Meanwhile, plans for improvements to Nebraska Field move forward. | Full story
1936: Elmer Dorhmann ends his sophomore year as a varsity letterman in four sports. He would finish with a school-record 11 letters: three each in football, basketball and baseball, and two in track.
1941: Former Nebraska star John Westover is hospitalized after suffering a severe stroke.
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«1951: Longtime Lincoln sportswriter Cy Sherman, who gave the Cornhuskers their name at the turn of the century, dies at age 80. | Obituary: 1, 2.   Also, former Husker star John “Choppy” Rhodes dies of a heart ailment at age 48.
1961: Broken Bow back Kent McCloughan, named the state high school athlete of the year, decides to enroll at Nebraska.
1966: Husker football quarterback Bob Churchich finishes the baseball season with a .383 batting average, tops in the Big Eight.
1976: The Nebraska-Oklahoma game is moved to the Friday after Thanksgiving for a national telecast.
2001: Former Husker star Irving Fryar retires as the fifth-leading receiver in NFL history.
2011: Quarterback Cody Green requests a release from his scholarship. He would end up transferring to Tulsa
2016: Burton Burns, the Alabama assistant whose Husker career in the 1970s was derailed by injuries, finally gets a Nebraska letter jacket.