This week in Husker history
The week of March 11-17, looking back in five-year intervals:
«1902: Nebraska is hit with another scheduling snub as Wisconsin backs out of a game with the Cornhuskers. The teams had played in 1901 in Milwaukee but would not meet again until 1965.
1967: Bob Devaney is appointed athletic director** after Tippy Dye's departure for Northwestern. Devaney would pull double duty as football coach and A.D. for six seasons.
1977: There's a national champion on the team, as Husker wide receiver Jeff Lee wins the 60-yard high hurdles in the NCAA men's indoor track and field championships. The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder from Racine, Wis., would finish his NU football career with one catch for six yards.
1992: The Big Eight Conference decides there will be no forfeits* in the Omar Soto eligibility case. Also, former Husker running back Roger Craig goes from the Raiders to the Vikings after being snubbed by the 49ers.
1997: Lawrence Phillips goes to jail for violating probation.
2002: The addition of an Aug. 24th game against Arizona State* in the BCA Classic gives Nebraska an unprecedented 13-game regular season. It's also the earliest start to a Husker football season.
2007: Bo Ruud moves to strongside linebacker as a number of position switches are announced in advance of spring drills.
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