week fortnight in Husker history
The weeks of Feb. 15-29, looking back in five-year intervals
«1910: It is reported that fullback Harvey Rathbone is leaving the team after a stellar sophomore year, but he would return for another season — and score seven touchdowns in a game against Haskell, setting a school record that still stands.
1915: Former Nebraska halfback Fred Nielsen is hired as head football coach at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Nielsen, who earned law degrees at Nebraska and Georgetown, would become the U.S. State Department's chief legal officer after World War I. | Full story
1930: John Choppy Rhodes is named athletic director and head football and baseball coach at Wyoming. In Lincoln, the former Husker gridiron star was the coach for freshman football and varsity baseball.
1940: Between 60 and 75 players are expected to turn out as Biff Jones' Huskers get ready to start spring drills.
1945: Former Husker Butch Luther is killed in combat in Italy during World War II.
1950: Spring drills for second-year coach Bill Glassford's team get a late-February start and are forced indoors. Not mentioned in the initial coverage is the player who would be the Huskers' headliner in the fall, Bobby Reynolds.
2005: Former Nebraska quarterback Eric Crouch gets set for a season at safety with NFL Europe's Hamburg Sea Devils.
2010: Bo Pelini and his staff receive pay raises averaging nearly 15 percent.