This week in Husker history
The week of April 8-14, looking back in five-year intervals:
1927: Coach Ernest Bearg dials back the intensity of spring drills to avoid injuries.
1932: The Whites top the Reds, 7-0, in a regulation game at Memorial Stadium (admission: 25 cents) capping the Huskers spring drills. Ralph Eldridge scored the only touchdown. | Spring game history
1937: Dana X. Bible, hired away by Texas in January, drops in on the Cornhuskers' first spring practice.
1962: Coach Bob Devaney splits the Huskers into six teams, and spring drills continue with a lopsided scrimmage.
1967: Harry Wilson, the halfback from Steubenville, Ohio, who led the Huskers in rushing yards in 1965 and 66, signs with the Philadelphia Eagles, who selected him in the third round of the NFL draft.
1977: After the offense struggles mightily in a major scrimmage, Tom Osborne remarks: Theres no use beating around the bush about it. It was lousy.
1982: A revenue-driven change in TV plans moves the Oklahoma game to the day after Thanksgiving.
1997: Ben Gregory, once described by Bob Devaney as "as good a football player as Johnny Rodgers," suffers a fatal heart attack at his home in Superior, Colo., at age 50. The former Husker halfback (1965-67) was an assistant coach at Colorado and the father of Morgan Gregory, who earned three Nebraska letters at split end in the late 1980s.
2002: An injury to cornerback Willie Amos puts a damper on the Huskers' final major scrimmage before the spring game.
2007: The O-line's future looks bright as Bryce Givens is the latest to commit. Also, former Husker guard Will Shields announces his retirement after 14 NFL seasons. And dueling golf outings precede the 2007 spring game, which features the Joe Ganz-Sam Keller quarterback competition.
2012: Fans go home disappointed as severe weather forces the cancellation of the Huskers' spring game. Also, Tippy Dye, the man who hired Bob Devaney at Nebraska, dies at age 97.