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This week in
Husker history

The week of Jan. 10-16, looking back in five-year intervals
   
1906: Kansas and Nebraska re-establish athletic relations after a three-year break.
 
1936: Coach Dana X. Bible sets the start of spring drills for March 2 and urges players to take part in indoor track in the interim.
 
1941: Husker line coach Roy “Link” Lyman is a top candidate to become head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. (The job would go to Earle “Greasy” Neale.)
 
1951: A 1950 Husker highlights film draws more than 800 fans to the Coliseum. Meanwhile, WOW’s two-season run of televising all Husker home games is over as the NCAA bans the practice. | Background
 
1971 Nixon, Devaney, Schneiss, Murtaugh
1971: President Richard Nixon visits Lincoln to to present the Cornhuskers a plaque declaring them the No. 1 team in the nation. Pictured on stage at the Coliseum with the president are coach Bob Devaney, fullback Dan Schneiss and linebacker Jerry Murtaugh.
 
1976: Tom Osborne’s pay is set to rise from $29,000 in 1975 to $30,918 in 1976 after he rejected a larger increase.
 
1986: The Patriots' Irving Fryar is sidelined by knife wounds sustained during a fight with his wife.
 
1996: Tommie Frazier earns MVP honors in the East-West Shrine Game. Also, Sports Illustrated says NCAA and Big 12 rules will put a damper on the Huskers: "Keep your '96 Fiesta Bowl videotapes in a safe place, because you won't see dominance like that again."
 
2001: Correll Buckhalter has 61 receiving yards and 54 rushing yards in the East-West Shrine Game.
 
2006: Former Colorado offensive coordinator Shawn Watson joins Bill Callahan’s staff as tight ends coach.
 
2016: Former Husker running back Lawrence Phillips is found dead in his California prison cell. His death was ruled a suicide. | Letters from prison