This week in Husker history
The week of May 29-June 4, looking back in five-year intervals:
1896: Butte has an easy time against an Omaha-based all-star team consisting mainly of former University of Nebraska players. | Full story
1901: John Tobin emerges as Nebraska's likely punter as the result of a kicking competition.
1916: Graduation day provides an opportunity to reflect on the careers of Guy Chamberlin and Dick Rutherford.
1941: Graduation and the military are expected to cause heavy attrition for the Huskers.
«1951: Alonzo Yont, a back for Nebraska in the early 1890s, reflects on more than half a century of change in the game – forward passes, freer substituting, more padding – and isnt so sure its an improvement. Diagramed here is the sort of wedge play that was prevalent during Yonts time.
1966: Nebraska-bound defensive back Randy Reeves of Omaha Benson is named state prep athlete of the year: 1, 2
1971: Six Husker football players and one basketball player are commissioned as Lincoln police officers for the summer.
1996: Tommie Frazier is named Big Eight Male Athlete of the Year as the conference approaches its sunset.