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: 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.