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This week in Husker history
The week of May 8-14, looking back in five-year intervals:
 
1906: The Nebraska-Doane practice game continues to generate skepticism about football's new rules.
 
1941: NU appears likely to be the program hit hardest in the Big Six by losses of players to military service.
 
1961 Thunder Thornton spring game photo
«1961: Thunder Thornton stars as the Varsity rallies from a halftime deficit for a 35-20 win in the last of Nebraska’s 10 spring games pitting the Varsity against the Alumni.
 
1966: The Whites use a stifling defense and efficient quarterbacking by Al Fierro to whip the Reds, 28-10, in the spring game at Seacrest Field.
 
1971: Scoring and attendance records fall as the Reds bury the Whites, 64-21, in the spring game in front of 18,000 fans. Eight players scored touchdowns for the Reds.
 
1976: Former Husker Larry Frost becomes head coach at Lincoln High School.
 
2006: Tom Osborne loses in the Nebraska Republican gubernatorial primary to incumbent Dave Heineman.
 

 
 
 
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