This week in Husker history
The week of March 4-10, looking back in five-year intervals:
«1902: Nebraska, an independent, makes an unsuccessful effort to add Pennsylvania to its schedule. NU is aiming high, as Penn at the time is one of just four college teams with 200-plus wins; Yale, Harvard and Princeton are the others.
1972: Bob Devaney finds he has a booster in Colorado coach Eddie Crowder, who says Devaney was slighted in voting for the Coach of the Year award. Crowder calls for a better system, saying the current one used by the Football Coaches of America is stacked in favor of coaches in the South and Southeast.
«1977: Bill Myles, a five-year assistant at Nebraska, joins Woody Hayes' staff at Ohio State. Myles eventually would become an associate athletic director for the Buckeyes, and in 1991 he would be one of three candidates interviewed for the Nebraska A.D. job that went to Bill Byrne. | 2004 interview | NU assistants
1997: Commenting three weeks before the March 31st start of spring practice, Tom Osborne says DeAngelo Evans' recovery from a groin injury is going slowly. It is hoped the running back can return to the field in the fall, but he would sit out the 1997 season.
2002: Supended linebacker Randy Stella makes an attempt to rejoin the Huskers. (His suspension would be made permanent in April, and he would transfer to UNO.)
2007: Dodie Donnell,** a three-year letterman at fullback, dies at age 50 after a battle with cancer. Also, seven months after his abrupt departure from Lincoln, quarterback Harrison Beck* discusses his reasons for leaving.
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