This week in Husker history
The week of March 8-14, looking back in five-year intervals:
1900: Former Princeton center Walter C. Bummy Booth is hired as Nebraska's football coach. His 84.5% winning percentage over six seasons is second-best among NU coaches who served at least two seasons.
1925: The Big Ten rejects Nebraska's membership application.
1940: Memorial Stadium is declared debt-free as the Nebraska Memorial Association, the entity that was created in 1923 to build the stadium, is formally dissolved.
«1945: News is received of the Feb. 20th death of Army Capt. Walter Butch Luther in action in Italy. Luther was a starting halfback on the Husker team that played in the 1941 Rose Bowl. Also, Eddie Robbie Robinson, whose first job in a Hall of Fame coaching career was at Nebraska in 1896 and 97, dies at age 71
1965: The Board of Regents approves the first phase of seating construction in the north end zone of Memorial Stadium. Also, Bob Devaney points to attrition on the offensive line as he scoffs at the Huskers status as favorites to win the Big Eight.
2010: Jim Ross,* the longtime assistant* who followed Bob Devaney from Michigan to Wyoming to Nebraska, dies at age 94.
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