This week in Husker 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 get a trial run in a practice game between Nebraska and Doane, and the initial reactions are far from positive.
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.