This week in Husker history
The week of March 18-24, looking back in five-year intervals:
«1922: A former Cornhusker player moves up in the college coaching ranks, taking the Arkansas job. Using audaciously wide-open offenses, he would win league championships in the Southwest Conference and Big Ten on his way to college footballs Hall of Fame. But among Husker fans, fame seems to have eluded Francis A. Schmidt.
1927: Nebraska coach Ernest Bearg is among those lambasting a set of unusual football reform proposals by the president of Dartmouth College.
1967: Former NU coach Pete Elliott resigns at Illinois amid a slush-fund scandal.
1977: Eight thousand more seats for Memorial Stadium? The initial response to the idea is strong, but the expansion wouldn't happen.
1982: After boosters raise $115,000 for the football staff, Tom Osborne gives half of his $20,000 share to the university for scholarships.
1997: Bob Devaney, 81 and in declining health since a 1995 stroke, is admitted to Lincoln General Hospital after suffering a heart attack.
2002: Sizing up things with spring practice less than a week away, Frank Solich sees big holes to fill on the offensive line.
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