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This week in Husker history
The week of July 17-23, looking back in five-year intervals:
1921: Last season’s football captain, Bill Day, goes to work as an assistant coach for Fred Dawson.
Frank Dailey
«1931: U.S. Marine Lt. Frank Dailey, a Nebraska halfback in the mid-1920s, describes his role in attempting to hunt down Nicaraguan insurgents led by Augusto César Sandino.
1946: Former Husker Virgil Yelkin is named athletic direcor at the University of Omaha.
1961: Former Husker Pat Fischer makes a good early impression as a rookie in the St. Louis Cardinals’ camp. (He would play 17 NFL seasons.)
1971: Preseason expectations for the Huskers are high, but ABC’s Chris Schenkel is not among those picking Nebraska to repeat as national champions.
1976: Bill Holmes, a Husker monster back from Lincoln, dies in his sleep at age 19. An enlarged heart was determined to be the likely cause of death.
1991: I-back Leodis Flowers says football wasn’t fun anymore, and that’s what led to his exit from the team.
1996: Tom Osborne notifies the NFL that he won’t allow scouts on campus.
2001: Husker placekicker Josh Brown is fined $350 in an assault case.
2006: The Huskers are the media’s pick to win the Big 12 North.
2011: Rick Reilly comes up with a Big Ten primer for conference newcomer Nebraska.
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