This week inHusker history
The week of April 24-30, looking back in five-year intervals
1901: Emulating the football powers in the East, Nebraska conducts spring practices for the first time.
1906: Football's new rules, including the legalization of the forward pass, get a trial run on a muddy field in a practice game between Nebraska and Doane, and the initial reactions are far from positive.
1926: Nebraska halfback Roland Locke sets a word record in the 100-yard dash at the Drake Relays.
1956: Ouch! The Alumni beat the Varsity in the spring game, 14-0. The Varsity suffered 11 fumbles and lost eight of them.
1971: A hard-hitting scrimmage has Bob Devaney optimistic about the defense.
1976: Quarterback Tom Sorley breaks his throwing arm on the second play of a scrimmage.
1981: Quarterback Turner Gill runs for a touchdown and a two-point conversion with 24 seconds remaining to lift the Whites to a 22-21 win in the spring game. Roger Craig had 126 yards rushing for the Reds.
1996: The New England Patriots release their draft rights to Christian Peter three days after selecting the former Husker in the fifth round.
2006: Former Husker Willie Harper discusses his recovery from the excesses that came with athletic success.
2011: Bo Pelini gets a pay raise as he enters his fourth season at Nebraska.
2016: Former Husker Joe Blahak dies at age 65 in Lincoln. Four Huskers — Maliek Collins, Vincent Valentine, Alex Lewis and Andy Janovich — are selected in the NFL draft.