This week inHusker history
The week of March 23-29, looking back in five-year intervals
1909: After keeping the university waiting for two months, coach William King Cole agrees to return for a third season, at a salary of $1,800. | Bio
«1914: Future Hall-of-Famer Guy Chamberlin is among the bright new prospects as spring practice gets into full swing. | Full story and jump | Guy's bio
1919: Nebraska and Minnesota schedule what would turn out to be the only game between the schools in an 18-season span.
1929: The Cornhuskers open their second week of spring practice as they await the arrival of new coach Dana X. Bible.
1939: Spring practices are under way, and optimism abounds. Closed scrimmages: 1, 2
1944: Coach A.J. Lewandowski announces that spring practice will start April 5, with a summer session from mid-July to mid-August to follow.
1949: Bill Glassford's Huskers toil in the wind, rain and mud for two hours in a Saturday scrimmage.
1954: Halfback Don Comstock stars as the Whites surprise the Reds in the spring game.
1964: The Nebraska-Minnesota game is selected for an NBC national broadcast. It is one of only four games involving Big Eight schools to be chosen for regional or national telecasts.
2004: The first practice under new coach Bill Callahan takes place at Memorial Stadium.
2009: Spring practices begin with all eyes on the competition to replace Joe Ganz at quarterback.
2014: Ndamukong is No. 3 in a ranking of Big 12 players of the BCS era.