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Husker history

The week of May 1-7, looking back in five-year intervals
1906: Nebraska faces a scheduling decision as both Wisconsin and Chicago pursue a Nov. 24th game against the Cornhuskers. Also, a “student of the game” offers his opinion (1, 2) of the recent Nebraska-Doane practice game played under football's new rules.
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1921: Former Husker William Hayward is named U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Hayward, a four-year letterman at fullback and tackle whose last season was 1897, was a veteran of two wars and commanded the Harlem Hellfighters regiment of African-American infantrymen during World War I.
1926: Husker halfback Roland Locke sets a world record in the 220-yard dash, one week after setting the 100 record.
1946: The outlook for the coming season brightens with word that Tom Novak and several others plan to enroll.
1966: With two weeks of spring drills left, coach Bob Devaney is unhappy with the progress of the offense.
1976: The Whites upset the Reds, 29-26, in the spring game with a touchdown pass in the final 90 seconds. Also, the Chicago Bears sign former Husker quarterback Jerry Tagge.
1986: Terry Rodgers, son of the Nebraska Heisman Trophy winner, announces he'll be a Husker. He had delayed his decision long past the February national signing day.
1991: Sports Illustrated looks at Tom Osborne’s efforts to solve the Huskers’ big-game woes, but the coach says he doesn’t plan to read the article.
1996: Nebraska restores the athletic scholarship of Kate McEwen, the basketball player assaulted in 1995 by I-back Lawrence Phillips.
2001: Student football tickets are sold out several months earlier than usual, which means freshmen enrolling in the fall will be out of luck.
2006: Shortly after saying he would transfer, Leon Jackson is back on the team.
2016: Tommy Armstrong Jr. gets an invitation to the Manning Passing Academy.