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This week in
Husker history

The week of March 11-17, looking back in five-year intervals
1902: Wisconsin’s scheduling snub reportedly has Nebraska officials miffed.
1932: There's a record turnout of 90 players as spring drills begin.
1942: A break in wet weather allows the Huskers to conduct their first scrimmage of spring.
1947: Spring drills get off to a late start, and there is not enough equipment for the 200-plus players wishing to participate.
1967: Head football coach Bob Devaney is appointed athletic director after Tippy Dye's departure for Northwestern. Devaney would pull double duty for six seasons and then serve solely as athletic director until January 1993.
1972: Bill Myles joins the staff as an assistant coach.
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«1977: There's a national champion on the team as Husker wide receiver Jeff Lee wins the 60-yard high hurdles in the NCAA men's indoor track and field championships. The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder from Racine, Wis., would finish his Nebraska football career with just one catch for six yards, although he did see substantial action on the freshman team as an I-back.
1992: The Big Eight Conference decides there will be no forfeits in the Omar Soto eligibility case. Also, former Husker running back Roger Craig goes from the Raiders to the Vikings after being snubbed by the 49ers.
1997: Former Husker Lawrence Phillips goes to jail for violating probation.
2002: The addition of an Aug. 24th game against Arizona State in the BCA Classic gives Nebraska a 13-game regular season for the first time. It's also the earliest start to a Husker football season.
2007: Bo Ruud moves to strongside linebacker as a number of position switches are announced in advance of spring drills.
2012: Former Husker Carl Nicks signs a five-year, $47.5 million deal with Tampa Bay that makes him the NFL's highest-paid offensive guard.
2017: Former Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead signs with the New England Patriots after four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals.