This week in Husker history
The week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6, looking back in five-year intervals:
1926: There's a facilities upgrade for Nebraska athletics with the opening and dedication of the Coliseum, described by the Lincoln Star as the most complete athletic plant in the Missouri Valley. Also Guy Chamberlin offers his views on professional football's proper role in the life of a player.
1941: Nebraska center Bob Burrus is called up to active duty in the Army.
1946: Bob DeFruiter, a Husker back whose college career was interrupted by World War II, signs with the Washington Redskins.
1956: New coach Pete Elliott completes his staff with the hiring of Don Scarbrough.
1961: George Kelly joins Bill Jennings' staff as an assistant coach.
1971: An early glimpse at the 1971 Big Eight race shows Oklahoma with an edge in returning starters.
1991: Quarterback Brook Berringer of Goodland, Kan., signs a letter of intent to play at Nebraska.
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