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This week in Husker history
The week of Dec. 1-7, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1903: NU’s Athletic Board censures team manager A.A. Bischof for arranging the Denver Athletic Club game, and a censure is also issued because of Nebraska’s use of a suspended player, Ray Elliott.
 
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THORPE
 
«1908: Nebraska finds it’s no match for Jim Thorpe and Carlisle.
 
1913: The Big Nine again rejects the membership applications of Nebraska and Notre Dame. Also, Nebraska Coach Jumbo Stiehm, riding a 13-game winning streak, says he'll stay in Lincoln rather than accept an offer from another school.
 
1918: In a game with disputed significance, Nebraska falls to Washington University of St. Louis, 20-7.
 
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«1928: Coach Ernest E. Bearg resigns after compiling a record of 23-7-3 in four seasons at Nebraska. Jack Wilce and Biff Jones are mentioned in the press as possible successors, but the job would go to Texas A&M's Dana X. Bible.
 
1933: Former Husker Ray Richards, line coach at UCLA, is retained as the school names a new head coach, Edwin “Babe” Horrell.
 
1938: Nebraska easily leads the Big Six in home attendance, even though its numbers are down from 1937.
 
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SAUER
 
«1948: Former Nebraska All-American George Sauer gets national attention, including United Press national coach of the week honors, after his Navy team's surprising tie with Army.
 
«1958: George Sauer resigns as athletic director at Baylor.
 
1963: For the second consecutive year, Bob Devaney is third in balloting for national Coach of the Year honors by the Football Writers Association of America. Bob Brown, meanwhile, is named a UPI and AP first-team All-American.
 
1968: Nebraska is recognized as a trailblazer in staffing and eqipping the stadium for emergency cardiac care.
 
1973: Defensive tackle John Dutton is named a first-team AP All-American.
 
1978: Tom Osborne is offered the Colorado job after meeting with CU officials in Boulder, but he turns it down. (Stories: 1, 2, 3.) Also, offensive tackle Kelvin Clark is named a first-team AP All-American.
 
1983: Mike Rozier wins the Hesiman Trophy, and the Lombardi Award goes to Dean Steinkuhler. Barry Switzer, meanwhile, says he thinks NU's 1982 team was better than the 1983 Huskers.
 
1988: Jake Young and Broderick Thomas are named AP first-team All-Americans.
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1993: Bob Brown is in­ducted in the College Football Hall of Fame, be­com­ing the 10th Husker player to be so honored. Also, a Kennedy Center salute to Johnny Carson includes football references and a spirited performance by the Nebraska marching band. »
 
1998: Turner Gill turns down an offer to serve as offensive coordinator for new Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops. Meanwhile, Husker fans make plans for Nebraska's Holiday Bowl appearance versus Arizona.
 
2003: With Steve Pederson's coaching search in its early stages, Steve Spurrier* quashes rumors that he is a candidate. Meanwhile, Frank Solich turns down an offer from Army.*
 
2008: The Nebraska-Clemson matchup in the Jan. 1 Gator Bowl becomes official, and Husker defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh says he’ll return for his senior season.
 
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