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This week in
Husker history

The week of April 26-May 2, looking back in five-year intervals:
1905: Spring football practices are held for the first time in several years despite Coach Bummy Booth’s offseason absence to practice law in New York. | Full story
1930: Coach Dana X. Bible tours western Nebraska to speak to fans and alumni.
1940: Nebraska emerges from spring practice as the favorite to win the Big Six.
1945: Coach Adolph Lewandowski says wartime attrition will force him to rely heavily on freshmen in the fall.
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«1950: Tom Novak accepts an invitation to play for the College All-Stars against the Philadelphia Eagles in August. (The all-stars would upset the defending NFL champions, 17-7.)
1960: Pat Fischer makes the transition from halfback to quarterback during spring drills.
1965: The Huskers hold their final major scrimmage before the spring game: 1, 2
1970: Coach Bob Devaney tweaks the depth chart.
1975: The rosters for the Red-White spring game are released.
1980: Tight end Junior Miller goes to the Falcons with the No. 7 pick in the NFL draft.
1985: The Reds rally from a 21-10 deficit in the third quarter to beat the Whites in the spring game, 26-21. Also, Mark Traynowicz is the 29th pick in the NFL draft and the first of six Huskers to be selected.
1990: The No. 1 defense scores two touchdowns and forces five turnovers as the Reds beat the Whites, 44-34, in the spring game.
1995: A big Sports Illustrated piece on Tommie Frazier sheds some light on the nature of the quarterback competition at Nebraska.
2005: Tom Osborne announces he'll run for governor* instead of a fourth term in Congress.
2015: Once seen as a sure-fire top-10 pick, Randy Gregory slides into the late second round of the NFL draft. | Bell & Abdullah