week month in Husker history
The week of June 1-30, looking back in five-year intervals:
«1905: John Westover is said to be gravely ill after an attack of appendicitis, but the former Husker star would recover and coach in 1905. Also, plans are made for starting fall camp about Sept. 1. | Full story
1915: Former Husker John Bender becomes head coach at Kansas State after several seasons at Washington State. Also, Thanksgiving Day games are once again allowed by the Missouri Valley Conference.
1920: Former Husker Dick Rutherford becomes head coach at Oregon State. Also, summer conditioning for many Husker players consists of farm work.
1925: Half a year after he resigned as Nebraskas head coach, Fred Dawson appears headed to the University of Denver. »
1940: The 1940 team appears solid in terms of academic eligibility.
1945: Potsy Clark is hired as head coach, succeeding A.J. Lewandowski. Also, former Husker end Jerry Kathol tells of his experience as a POW in Europe.
«1955: Multi-sport prep star Tom Osborne, soon to attend Hastings College, is profiled in the Sunday Journal & Star.
1965: Defensive back Jim Hawkins recuperates after suffering a cracked sternum in the spring game.
1975: The 1971 Huskers are named the best team in college football history in a Football News poll. Also, former Husker defensive back Randy Reeves finds his calling as a marine biologist. »
1980: The success of Nebraska's walk-on program is envied in Kansas.
1985: Mike Rozier buys out his contract with the USFL's Jacksonville Bulls and signs with the NFL's Houston Oilers.
1990: Nebraska to the Big Ten? Athletic director Bob Devaney is exploring it as Oklahoma eyes the Southwest Conference.
«1995: Former Husker punter Darin Erstad goes to the Angels with the first pick in the Major League Baseball draft. Also, with only Nebraska dissenting, the Big 12 approves a football championship game. Meanwhile, the ups and downs of Irving Fryar are fodder for a Sports Illustrated article.
2000: The Eric Crouch ham sandwich case* is cleared by the NCAA. Also, the Huskers' 30-member All-Century Team, selected in online balloting by fans, is announced. Also, wide receiver signee Ross Pilkington opts for pro baseball (but he would join the team in 2002 after two seasons in the minor leagues).
2005: Quarterback Josh Freeman commits to the Huskers. (He would flip to Kansas State months later). Also, former Husker Paul Amen dies at age 89.
2010: With the Big 12 seemingly on the brink of disintegrating, the Huskers decide to move to the Big Ten Conference. Also, Vic Schleich, a tackle on the Huskers' first Rose Bowl team, dies at age 90.
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