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This week in
Husker history

The week of May 20-26, looking back in five-year intervals
1937: A new practice field north of Memorial Stadium becomes closer to reality.
1942: NU is one of more than a dozen schools forced by wartime issues to make coaching changes.
1972: Nebraska's football schedules are set for the next 15 seasons.
1977: The Board of Regents rejects a plan to expand Memorial Stadium.
1982: Tom Osborne's $140,500 pay places him No. 9 among college football coaches, according to a tabulation by the Miami Herald.
1987: Charles Brock, an All-America center at Nebraska who went on to play for the NFL's Packers and earn a spot in the franchise's hall of fame, dies at age 71 in Green Bay. | Bio
1997: The Big 12 spring meetings end with no action on a request from Nebraska, Texas and Colorado for league help with their recent bowl financial losses.
2002: In his final weeks, former head coach Bill Jennings looks back on his five-year Nebraska tenure, marked by a dreary win-loss record but punctuated by stunning upset victories.
2007: Chancellor Harvey Perlman expresses strong support for athletic director Steve Pederson. In the NFL, Ahman Green donates to charity to get jersey number 30 with the Texans, and rookie Stewart Bradley takes a workmanlike approach with the Eagles.
2012: Former Husker tight end Jamie Williams accepts a post as an associate A.D. at Nebraska.
2017: Former Husker offensive lineman Carl Nicks is selected for induction into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame.