This week in Husker history
The week of March 4-10, looking back in five-year intervals:
«1902: Nebraska, an independent, makes an unsuccessful effort to add Pennsylvania to its schedule. NU was aiming high, as Penn at the time was one of just four teams with 200-plus wins.
1927: Nebraska's official records recognize spring games only from 1950 forward, but there were plenty of others before then, including this public intrasquad game scheduled for March 19 by Coach E.E. Bearg.
1942: New coach Glenn Presnell keeps things simple during spring practice as he focuses on the fundamentals of blocking, tackling and running.
1952: Coach Bill Glassford says two-way play will be expected of all players as spring drills begin.
1957: More than 80 players report as Bill Jennings holds his first spring drills as head coach.
1972: Bob Devaney finds he has a booster in Colorado coach Eddie Crowder, who says Devaney was slighted in voting for Coach of the Year. Crowder calls for a better system, saying the current one used by the Football Coaches of America is stacked in favor of coaches in the South and Southeast.
«1977: Bill Myles, a five-year assistant at Nebraska, joins Woody Hayes' staff at Ohio State. Myles eventually would become an associate athletic director for the Buckeyes, and in 1991 he would be one of three candidates interviewed for the Nebraska A.D. job that went to Bill Byrne. | 2004 interview | NU assistants
1992: Athletic Director Bob Devaney announces a boost in football ticket prices to $20 for most games, the first increase in five years.
1997: Commenting three weeks before the start of spring practice, Tom Osborne says DeAngelo Evans' recovery from a groin injury is going slowly. It is hoped the running back can return to the field in the fall, but he would sit out the 1997 season.
2002: Supended linebacker Randy Stella makes an attempt to rejoin the Huskers. (His suspension would be made permanent in April, and he would transfer to UNO.)
2007: Dodie Donnell, a three-year letterman at fullback, dies at age 50 after a battle with cancer. Also, former Husker running back Ahman Green moves to the Houston Texans after seven seasons with the Packers.
2012: The Huskers open spring practice, and quarterback Taylor Martinez shows improved mechanics in his footwork and throwing.