This week in Husker history
The week of March 18-24, looking back in five-year intervals:
«1922: A former Cornhusker player moves up in the college coaching ranks, taking the Arkansas job. Using audaciously wide-open offenses, he would win league championships in the Southwest Conference and Big Ten on his way to college footballs Hall of Fame. But among today's Husker fans, fame seems to have eluded Francis A. Schmidt.
1927: Nebraska coach Ernest Bearg is among those lambasting a set of unusual football reform proposals by the president of Dartmouth College.
1932: Pay cuts, staff reductions and added workloads are in store for Nebraska coaches as the Athletic Board takes steps to balance the budget.
1947: A week into spring drills, coach Bernie Masterson trims the roster to 65 from an initial pool of at least 150.
1962: The salary total for the athletic director and the football coaching staff approaches six digits for the first time.
1972: Husker seniors from the 1971 national championship team fall 90-72 in a charity basketball game against members of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs.
1977: Eight thousand more seats for Memorial Stadium? The initial response to the idea is strong, but the expansion wouldn't happen.
1982: Tom Osborne elevates Charlie McBride to defensive coordinator. Also, after boosters raise $115,000 for the football staff, Osborne gives half of his $20,000 share to the university for scholarships.
1997: Bob Devaney, 81 and in declining health since a 1995 stroke, is admitted to Lincoln General Hospital after suffering a heart attack.
2012: Nebraska's Athletic Department revenue places the Huskers in the middle of the Big Ten pack.