This week inHusker history
The week of March 10-16, looking back in five-year intervals
1928: Coach Ernest Bearg makes preparations for the March 21 start of spring drills.
1938: Coach Biff Jones is less than pleased with the first two weeks of spring practice.
1943: Thirty-eight players report for spring practice, and coach Glenn Presnell says the routine will be "primarily a conditioner to toughen the boys for war duty."
1978: Lafayette Russell, an all-conference quarterback at Nebraska in 1928 who went on to become a movie cowboy in the 1930s, dies at age 72. Russell transferred to Northwestern after the '28 season and was named to a couple of All-America teams at fullback in 1930. Also, one-time Nebraska head coach Pete Elliott resigns as Miami's athletic director to join Bud Wilkinson's St. Louis Cardinals staff.
1983: The Nebraska-Penn State pairing in the inaugural Kickoff Classic in late August becomes official.
2003: Jammal Lord gets a green jersey for spring drills and a vote of confidence from Frank Solich.
2008: Bo Pelini lays down the law in a meeting with the team.
2013: The regents approve a five-year contract extension with Adidas.
2018: Scott Frost conducts his first spring practice as head coach at Nebraska.