This week in Husker history
The week of April 21-27, looking back in stretches of years divisible by five:
1923: Ground is broken for construction of Memorial Stadium
«1963: A little over four months after Nebraska and Miami played on a frozen field in a nearly empty stadium in New York City, the NCAA pulls the plug on the Gotham Bowl.
1983: The Bengals select Dave Rimington in the first round of the NFL draft.
1988: Neil Smith is the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft, going to the Chiefs.
1993: Six Huskers, led by John Parrella and Will Shields, are chosen in the NFL draft.
1998: Bobby Newcome sets a spring game record with a 91-yard touchdown run as the Whites beat the Reds on newly named Tom Osborne Field. In a busy week for the retired coach, Osborne is also elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
2003: Four Huskers names are called in the NFL draft.
2008: Zack Bowman, Carl Nicks and Bo Ruud are taken in the fifth and sixth rounds of the NFL draft.
* Wayback Machine link – may take several seconds to load