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This week in Husker history
The week of April 22-28, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
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«1907: As Western Conference reforms cause havoc with sched­uling, there is talk that newly independent Michigan will replace Minnesota on NU's 1907 slate. The "Big Nine" wants all opponents to abide by the league's new eligi­bil­ity rules, which prohibit, among other things, freshman and postgraduate players. For this reason, Nebraska already has dropped games against Wis­con­sin and Iowa. The Minnesota game, however, ultimately would stand. (The Gophers won, 8-5.)
 
1962: New coach Bob Devaney sets the goals for spring drills, which are set to start April 2.
 
1967: Bob Devaney is tapped to coach in an NFL rookie preseason game in West Germany. But plans for the June 25 game, dubbed the Stars and Stripes All-Star Game, would fall through.
 
1982: Former Husker walk-on Jimmy Williams goes in the first round of the NFL draft to the Lions. | Husker NFL draftees
 
1987: The Dallas Cowboys select Danny Noonan in the first round of the NFL draft.
 
1992: Tight end Johnny Mitchell, the first Husker to leave school early for the NFL, is selected in the first round of the NFL draft by the New York Jets.
 
1997: The Red squad almost blows a 31-7 halftime lead but hangs on to win the spring game. Also, a flap arises over the use of booster-club donations for non-coach staff bonuses.
 
2002: Sam Francis, a two-sport All-American at Nebraska and the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 1936, dies at age 88* at his home in Springfield, Mo. | Hall of Fame page
 
2007: The Rams choose Husker defensive end Adam Carriker in the first round of the NFL draft.
 
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