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This week in
Husker history

The week of March 30-April 5, looking back in five-year intervals
 
1924: Former Husker assistant Paul Schissler is named head coach at Oregon State: 1, 2.
 
Dana X. Bible
«1929: New coach Dana X. Bible arrives on campus to join his team, which is already in the thick of spring drills. A practice game is set for the end of the week. | Editorial
 
1939: The Huskers split into “Harvard” and “Yale” squads for two scrimmages (1, 2) before recessing for spring break.
 
1944: The difficulties of wartime football at Nebraska are evident as just 18 players report for the first session of spring practice. To keep the ranks from thinning, Coach A.J. Lewandowksi decides there will be no scrimmages.
 
1959: With spring drills about to begin, hopes are high based on the quality and quantity of players.
 
2004: Ticket prices go up 7.1% for 2004 to an average of $45.
 
2009: Bo Pelini's new contract elevates the second-year coach to the middle of the Big 12 pack in pay.
 
2014: Husker fans receive news of the death of Dana Stephenson, all-conference defensive back and 1969 co-captain. | Press guide bio