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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.
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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 isn’t so sure it’s an improvement. Diagramed above is the sort of wedge play that was prevalent during Yont’s 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.
2001: Warren Alfson, All-America guard on the Huskers' 1941 Rose Bowl team, dies at age 86. Alfson is believed to be the first player to redshirt at Nebraska and perhaps the first in all of college football.
2016: The university's payments to Bo Pelini's former assistants at Nebraska are expected to exceed $1.9 million.