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This week in
Husker history

The week of April 13-19, looking back in five-year intervals
 
1929: Practices resume for Dana X. Bible's team after spring break.
 
Rohrig
«1939: It's “Harvard” vs. “Yale” in three scrimmages (1, 2, 3), with the final one of spring still to come. Herm Rohrig is out for the rest of spring with a chipped bone in his ankle.
 
1949: In the final scrimmage of spring, the Whites score during extra time in the fourth quarter and defeat the Reds, 13-6, in front of a crowd of about 1,500.
 
1959: The Reds beat the Whites in a scrimmage, 20-6. (The Varsity-Alumni spring game would not take place until May 9.)
 
1969: Assistant coach Jim Ross runs the first few spring practices as head coach Bob Devaney attends his father's funeral in Michigan.
 
1999: Frank Solich finds consistent offense to be lacking in the spring game. Mean­while, receiver Shevin Wiggins is granted an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA.
 
2004: Fans get their first look at the new West Coast offense as the Reds bury the Whites in the spring game.
 
2009: Zac Lee puts up the best numbers among the spring game quarterbacks, completing all but three of his 18 passes. Latravis Washington and Cody Green also had their moments.
 
2014: Husker safety Harvey Jackson transfers to BYU.