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This week in Husker history
The week of Dec. 20-26, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1915: Nebraska football rakes in a record profit of nearly $14,000 for 1915.
 
1920: Nebraska reportedly makes plans to take its own chef when it travels to play Pitt in 1921, a move prompted by food problems when the team played at Penn State in 1920.
 
1925: Former Cornhusker great Guy Chamberlin speaks out on pro football's “exploitation” of Red Grange.
 
1930: The Depression puts a dent in NU football attendance, but the effect is worse at other Big Six schools.
 
1940: The Huskers get set to wrap up their practices in Phoenix in preparation for the Rose Bowl.
 
«1960: Big plays by Pat Fischer help the North to a 41-14 win in the annual Shrine game.
 
1965: The Huskers arrive in Miami six days before the Orange Bowl.
 
1975: A late fumble seals NU’s fate in a 17-14 Fiesta Bowl loss to Arizona State.
 
1980: Tom Osborne installs some unspecified new wrinkles on offense as the Huskers prepare for their Sun Bowl game against Mississippi State.
 
1985: Former Husker Roger Craig becomes the first NFL player with 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in the same season. Also, Tom Osborne explains his coaching philosophy in a new book, “More Than Winning.”
 
1995: With his program under national scrutiny, Tom Osborne names Lawrence Phillips the starter at I-back for the Fiesta Bowl. Meanwhile, Sports Illustrated predicts Florida will prevail in the match of opposites.
 
2010: Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard* says he's returning "for sure"* for his senior season. Ditto for Lavonte David.* Meanwhile, weak bowl ticket sales indicate Husker fans aren’t hyped for the Washington rematch.*
 
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