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This week in
Husker history

The week of March 16-22, looking back in five-year intervals:
1909: The issue of training tables for college athletes causes a rift in the Missouri Valley Conference.
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: Tackle Charley Toogood and end Dick Regier suffer injuries during a practice held on a cold, rainy Monday afternoon.
1954: A veteran-loaded Red squad beats the Whites 24-0 in a spring scrimmage.
1974: Husker football coaches and former players battle to a 75-75 tie in a benefit basketball game.
1999: Nebraska wins by 50-3 – and it's baseball, not football.
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 Nebraska defensive back Kenny Wilhite joins the staff as a regional recruiting assistant.
2019: Former Huskers Ameer Abdullah and Brent Qvale re-sign with their NFL teams.