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This week in
Husker history

The week of Feb. 28-March 5, looking back in five-year intervals
1911: New coach Jumbo Stiehm plans a spring visit to Lincoln “to better acquaint himself with the faculty, the athletes and the student body.
1916: The Missouri Valley Conference allows Nebraska to play Oregon State in Portland, an exception to the rule against neutral-site games.
1926: Coach Ernest Bearg sets the start of spring drills for March 15 and says players who don't report “will find themselves working under a handicap next fall.”
1923: Lincoln Star readers learn about the unusual story of Usher Burdick, a Minnesota player who got away with lining up on the Nebraska side of the ball on a pivotal defensive play for the Gophers in 1904. Meanwhile, 81 players report as coach Dana X. Bible opens spring practices.
1941: Barely two months after the Rose Bowl, the Huskers begin spring practices for what would turn out to be the final time under coach Biff Jones.
1951: With coach Bill Glassford's blessing, All-America running back Bobby Reynolds opts to skip spring drills and instead play baseball for the Huskers.
1956: Bill Glassford says that not even a million dollars could lure him back into coaching.
1971: Bob Devaney is named coach of the West squad in the June 26th Coaches All-America Game in Lubbock, Texas.
1996: Medical problems resurface for former Husker quarterback Tommie Frazier.
2006: Coach Bill Callahan says the 2006 Huskers' main focus is on winning their division.
2011: Prince Amukamara answers critics' doubts with a fast 40-yard dash time at the NFL scouting combine.
2016: As spring drills begin, coach Mike Riley says he will split the 120-man roster into two groups and run practice on two practice fields.