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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.