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This week in Husker history
The week of May 3-9, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1920: Nebraska's return to the Missouri Valley Conference is delayed by a year because of the Huskers' scheduled game against Rutgers at New York's Polo Grounds. Conference rules require all games to take place on a college campus.
 
«1925: Halfback John “Choppy” Rhodes considers skipping his senior season and signing a pro baseball contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.
 
1930: Dana X. Bible is selected as a coach for the East-West all-star game in San Francisco in December.
 
1940: The Daily Nebraskan looks at the ends, quarterbacks and halfbacks.
 
1950: Bill Glassford picks Oklahoma to win the Big Seven and doesn't include his Huskers in the top three.
 
1960: The Varsity struggles to put away the Alumni in the spring game, and Bill Jennings is glad there's still another week of spring drills to go.
 
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1965: Bob Churchich connects with Freeman White for a pair of touchdowns in the spring game for the Whites, but the Reds come out on top, 33-27. Also, university administrators shoot down a student-led proposal to make “Husky Herf” the school's spirit symbol. »
 
1970: In a game made sloppy by a muddy field, the Reds beat the Whites, 23-3, in the spring game.
 
1975: Led by quarterback Randy Garcia, the Whites pull off a surprising 20-6 win over the Reds in the spring game.
 
1980: The quarterback play pleases coach Tom Osborne in a spring game won by the Reds, 38-19.
 
1985: The opener against Florida State is moved up a week to Sept. 7 for an ABC national telecast.
 
2005: Nebraska's Darren DeLone is found not guilty of assault in connection with a pregame incident in which an Oklahoma sprit squad member was injured.
 
 
 
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