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This week in Husker history
The week of Aug. 21-27, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1901: Fundraising is under way to cover the expected $150 cost of conducting fall camp, which starts Sept. 1 near South Bend, Neb.
 
1926: Cy Sherman takes stock of the Cornhuskers' prospects and says “the Beargmen of ’26 should be peddling a fancy line of gridiron goods.”
 
«1936: George Dern, the Nebraska football captain who became governor of Utah and the secretary of war in President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Cabinet, dies at age 63: 1, 2 | Background
 
1961: Omaha Central’s Gale Sayers is named the Nebraska Shrine Game’s outstanding back, and every indication is that he’ll enroll in September at Nebraska.
 
1971: Coach Bob Devaney runs the team through the first scrimmage of fall camp.
 
1976: Quarterback Vince Ferragamo and linebacker Clete Pillen are named team captains.
 
1986: Terry Rodgers gets ready to run in his father's footsteps.
 
1991: Tom Osborne says the Huskers' skill-position talent may be the best since 1983.
 
1996: Nebraska is riding high in the preseason as the Huskers aim for their third consecutive national title.
 
2001: Nebraska's ground game sputters against TCU's defense, but the Huskers grind out a 21-7 win in the season opener.
 
2006: Quarterback Sam Keller, a transfer from Arizona State, joins the team but must wait until 2007 to play.
 
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