This week in Husker history
The week of Feb. 5-11, looking back in five-year intervals:
1912: Coach Jumbo Stiehm welcomes new rules for 1912 that create end zones for the first time.
«1922: A university committee condemns the actions of Clarence Swanson and John Pucelik, two seniors who were found to have participated in a professional game in Sioux City, Iowa, after the close of the 1921 season. Both said they played in the game without pay. Swanson is among the Husker players in the College Football Hall of Fame.
1937: Biff Jones' formal release from Army duty clears the way for him to take over as Nebraska's head football coach. Also, the Sunday Journal and Star looks at Hall-of-Famer Sam Francis in a four-part series: 1, 2, 3, 4
1972: NU's regents approve Tom Osborne's appointment as head football coach, effective Jan. 2, 1973.
1977: It is reported that the early-December trip to Hawaii by the football and basketball teams was a substantial money loser. But the extra regular-season football game (a 68-3 NU romp) did ultimately enable coach Tom Osborne to notch nine wins on the season.
«1987: Barry Switzer, Hayden Fry and Tom Osborne are among the coaches vying for the signature of blue-chip Omaha Central running back Leodis Flowers.
2002: Head coach Frank Solich grants defensive lineman Manaia Brown a release from his scholarship after a controversial delay.
2007: Four-star linebacker Travis Lewis reneges on his Nebraska commitment two days before signing day, opting for Oklahoma. But Bill Callahan's staff still assembles a recruiting class that some analysts place in the top 10 nationally.