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This week in Husker history
The week of April 3-9, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1906: Nebraska makes plans for a practice game in May as a test run of new collegiate football rules allowing forward passes and requiring 10 yards instead of 5 for a first down.
 
1921: Spring drills begin under new coach Fred Dawson.
 
1926: Five hundred fans turn out for a spring scrimmage in which the Reds beat the Whites, 7-0, on Blue Howell's fourth-quarter touchdown run.
 
1936: Spring drills come to a close with a victory by the Reds in a five-period scrimmage.
 
1941: The Yales beat the Harvards in the final scrimmage of spring, 26-20.
 
1951 alumni team photo
«1951: An alumni squad featuring player-coach Tom Novak begins its week of preparation for the spring game against the varsity. Meanwhile, the varsity is split into offensive and defensive units.
 
1966: A knee injury sidelines defensive back Kaye Carstens for the remainder of spring drills.
 
1971: Quarterback Van Brownson suffers a shoulder separation during a scrimmage midway through spring drills.
 
1976: Tom Osborne raises concerns about the condition of Memorial Stadium's 7-year-old AstroTurf surface.
 
2001: An unusual nerve disorder ends the football career of linebacker Shaun Coleman.
 
2006: Bill Callahan's defensive and offensive coordinators, Kevin Cosgrove and Jay Norvell, receive 9 percent pay increases.
 

 
 
 
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