This week in Husker history
The week of March 15-21, looking back in five-year intervals:
1915: The outlook is bright as the Cornhuskers get set for spring practice.
«1920: Henry Schulte is retained for another year as head coach for football and track, with a $100 boost in annual salary to $3,600. (That's about $42,000 in today's dollars.)
1925: A crowd of about 400 turns out for the first open scrimmage under new coach Ernest Bearg after earlier practices were hindered by a muddy field.
1930: Coach Dana X. Bible says Prohibition has been a benefit to colleges. Meanwhile, his 1930 team's first intrasquad games of spring are held.
1935: Former Husker All-American George Sauer signs with the Green Bay Packers.
1940: Harry Hopp scores the only touchdown as the Harvards beat the Yales in NU's second scrimmage of spring.
1950: The Scarlet drubs the Cream, 26-0, in a public scrimmage.
1960: Bad weather forces coach Bill Jennings to postpone the start of spring practice.
2000: The Huskers open spring drills* as Eric Crouch recovers from shoulder surgery.
2010: After a strong finish to 2009, the Huskers try to ignore the early hype* surrounding the team.
* Wayback Machine link – may take several seconds to load