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This week in
Husker history

The week of Feb. 26-March 3, looking back in five-year intervals
1902: The Cornhuskers' schedule for 1902 is completed after Wisconsin backs out of an agreement to play Nebraska. The teams had played in 1901 in Milwaukee but would not meet again until 1965.
1922: Coach Fred Dawson takes over as acting athletic director as Fred Luehring leaves to run the athletic department at Minnesota.
1932: The baseball season appears to be a likely casualty as Depression-era hard times hit the Athletic Department amid a slump in football revenues.
1937: Spring drills begin for the Huskers under new coach Biff Jones.
1942: Seventy-five players report as spring drills begin under new coach Glenn Presnell.
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1947: The Big Six conference gets ready to grow to seven as it agrees to admit Colorado. The move creates an annual border-state clash between the Huskers and Buffaloes, teams that last met in 1907. The league's decision to change its formal name to “Mid-West Conference” would soon be reversed – and in an odd twist, it could be said that CU moved from the Big Seven to the Big Seven. | NU-CU series
1962: Dick Monroe, an assistant coach during Bill Jennings’ five-year tenure at Nebraska, joins the staff at Idaho, whose new head coach is another former Husker assistant, Dee Andros.
1967: Bob Devaney re-evaluates his offense in the aftermath of the Sugar Bowl drubbing and considers adding the I formation to the existing mix of unbalanced T, pro-style and spread.
1977: Football News predicts another fourth-place Big Eight finish for the 1977 Huskers.
1987: The faces of Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne appear on milk cartons to drum up donations for a new recreation center and indoor football practice field.
1992: Nebraska's image takes a beating with a rash of recent police-blotter incidents.
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2002: Traditionalists cringe at the announcement of a pending redesign of Nebraska’s football uniforms. With the unveiling still several months away, fans are left to guess how extensive the redo will be. (The new look would be scrapped after just one season.)
2007: Former Husker, Packer and Steeler Lloyd Voss dies in Pittsburgh at age 65. Also, Bill Callahan’s agent hopes for a contract extension for the head coach, who has just taken the Huskers to their first January bowl since the 2001 season.
2012: Cornerbacks coach Corey Raymond leaves Nebraska after just one season for a job at LSU, and Terry Joseph is hired away from Tennessee to take his place.
2017: The depth chart for Bob Diaco's new-look defense is revealed as Mike Riley meets the press to preview Nebraska's spring drills.