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This week in
Husker history

The week of June 19-25, looking back in five-year intervals
   
«1916: Former Husker Clinton Ross is called upon to enlist men for an African-American military unit to serve in the Mexican border campaign: 1, 2 | Background
 
1941: Former Husker center Bob Burruss is quoted in a Colorado newspaper with some harsh remarks about college football, but Cy Sherman isn’t buying it.
 
1961: At 270 pounds, Nebraska lineman Ron McDole weighs in as the heaviest player in the East-West All-American Bowl.
 
1971: Johnny Rodgers gets two years' probation for his role in a May 1970 gas station robbery. Meanwhile, Bob Devaney downplays the Huskers' chances for a second consecutive national title.
 
1986: Big Eight football programs are feeling the effects of a sluggish economy.
 
1996: Former Husker Tommie Frazier signs with Montreal of the Canadian Football League.
 
2006: Athletic Director Steve Pederson announces a home-and-home series with Tennessee in 2016 and ’17. (The dates would eventually be pushed back 10 years. )
 
2011: In its first Big Ten season, Nebraska faces what is regarded as the league's toughest overall schedule, but that doesn't stop Athlon from putting the Huskers in its preseason top 10.
 
2016: Fans show up in force for the Huskers' star-studded Friday Night Lights camp. | Photos: 1, 2