This week inHusker history
The week of March 16-22, looking back in five-year intervals:
1924: As spring drills draw nearer, arrangements are made for the installation of a practice field at the south end of Memorial Stadium.
1929: Spring practices begin even though new coach Dana X. Bible has not yet arrived on campus.
1949: New coach Bill Glassford copes with bad weather during spring practice. (Story on this page.)
2004: Bernie Scherer, who in 1936 became the first Husker to be selected in the NFL draft, dies at age 91 in Arizona. Also, the university negotiates with a different contractor for the North Stadium expansion project because of budget concerns.
2009: Former Husker quarterback Harrison Beck transfers for a second time, from North Carolina State to North Alabama.
2014: Former Husker Kenny Wilhite joins the staff as a regional recruiting assistant.