This week inHusker history
The week of May 15-21, looking back in five-year intervals
«1911: Former Cornhusker Sydney Collins, who lettered at center in 1907, 08 and 09, is accused of accepting money for playing.
1916: Former Husker backfield star John Bender resigns as head coach at Kansas State after just one season.
1936: There are high hopes for the backfield after the conclusion of spring drills.
1946: At the urging of students from Nebraska and other schools, the Big Six takes up the issue of the color line in conference athletics, but the resulting policy does virtually nothing to change the status quo.
1971: Johnny Rodgers pleads guilty in connection with a gas station robbery that occurred a year earlier.
1991: Ed Weir, the first Nebraska player inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, dies at age 88.
2001: Passed over by the NFL, former Nebraska center Josh Heskew finds a niche in arena football.
2011: Will Shields is elected to the College Football Hall of Fame, but Tommie Frazier will have to wait.