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This week in
Husker history

The week of July 24-30, looking back in five-year intervals:
1941: The motivational styles of Husker coaches of the last 20 years -- Dawson, Bearg, Bible and Jones -- are compared and contrasted in this Lincoln Star column.
1946: A 12-day road trip is planned for season's end when the Huskers face Oklahoma and UCLA.
1951: Hall of Famer Ed Weir looks back on his biggest thrills as a Husker and describes the “loose tackle” style of play that made him so effective.
1971: Former Nebraska end Les McDonald, one of three Huskers picked in the first round of the 1937 NFL draft, dies at age 56. Meanwhile, Bob Devaney says college football spending should be regulated at the conference level rather than by the NCAA.
1986: Former Husker George Andrews attempts a comeback after rehabbing from two knee injuries. (He would be released by the Rams in late August, ending his career.)
1996: Scrutiny of Nebraska football remains intense as the 1996 season approaches.
2001: Dan Alexander is named Big 12 Sportsman of the Year.
2006: The scholarship of incoming freshman Major Culbert is reinstated.
2011: The Nebraska-Iowa game is named the Heroes Game and given trophy game status. Meanwhile, former Husker quarterback Cody Green announces his transfer destination will be Tulsa, where he sees himself as a better fit in the offense.
2016: Nearly 2,000 people gather in Grand Island for the funeral of Sam Foltz.