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Navy Seals crash Camp Kenosha, put 'Cats to the test

What happened when three Navy Seals crashed Camp Kenosha? It provided one of the most memorable experiences in the Northwestern football program’s history, according to head coach Pat Fitzgerald’s Twitter account (@coachfitz51). Memorable indeed, it also resulted in the Wildcats being put through one of the more difficult workouts of their careers. See the complete video in this post. Want more? Here’s photo gallery from the Navy Seals visit.

Linemen + JUGS machine = Great Fun

Some things just don’t go together. You know, like, oil and water. Linemen and JUGS machines are right up there, too. The Northwestern football team put the combination to test at a recent spring practice, and a Tom Emanski instructional video it was not. No big surprise, right? Watch the highly entertaining NUFootballFamily YouTube video in this post. Find more “Did You See This?’ videos, see other Northwestern’s Best videos, and subscribe to our free “Did You See This?” free RSS feeds to get the latest delivered right to you.

Did You See This? Dog Meets Wildcats

We’ve all been to sporting events where entertainers show of their skills during short breaks in the action or at halftime. During the halftime break of Thursday’s Big Ten Women’s Tournament game between Nebraska and Northwestern, one entertainer’s performance veered a little off course. Watch the video here. That disc-catching dog missed one deep throw and veered off into the Wildcat cheerleaders, who were seated on the baseline of the court. But as you can see, the dog was all business and went right back out on the court to finish the show.

Shurna breaks Northwestern scoring record

Sitting just 17 points behind Billy McKinney on Northwestern’s all-time scoring list, John Shurna was a great bet to make history Saturday night against Minnesota. The senior star did just that in the double-digit victory, hitting a 3-pointer midway through the second half to put his name atop the program’s scoring list. Watch Shurna set the record and see the reaction from the Welsh-Ryan Arena faithful now. From all of us at Congratulations, John! Look who is trending in the United States: John Shurna — NU Men's Basketball (@NUMensBball) February 19, 2012 Sorry to see Billy McKinney lose

Hearn throws it down; Shurna gets creative

  Reggie Hearn has come a long way since starting his Northwestern career as a walk-on. Averaging 11.9 points the last eight games, the junior has become a mainstay and a force in Bill Carmody’s lineup. It all started in the upset victory over Michigan State in January, and Hearn’s been a nice weapon ever since. In Wednesday’s game at Indiana, however, Hearn registered one of the best highlights of his career — an impressive drive and dunk. Watch Hearn’s highlight-reel jam now and see John Shurna’s creative and-1 in this post. And what about this fancy John Shurna And-1?

Best of Gus: Spartans at Wildcats

Gus Johnson got the assignment to call Michigan State at Northwestern with BTN’s Jim Jackson on Saturday and it didn’t take him long to dial up the volume. We clip and post Johnson’s best calls for each game he works this season and archive them here during games, so bookmark the page and come back all season right up through the Big Ten tourney. Davide Curletti’s dunk brought kudos from Gus Johnson. Gus Johnson: “Marcotullio. Pure.” John Shurna drain a deep three-pointer to end the first half. Northwestern goes ahead. Gus Johnson takes it up a notch. This Michigan State

Did You See This? NU's Shurna

On a day where Northwestern’s John Shurna came within one 3-pointer of tying the Big Ten record (10), it was one of his buckets near the rim that everyone buzzing. With the game well in control in the final minutes, Shurna made a backdoor cut and hammered home an alley-oop pass from junior Drew Crawford. Shurna, a dunk contest winner during his high school career, exhibited his ups and hang time on this play, because Crawford’s pass was a little short, forcing him to readjust in midair before throwing it down. Watch it for yourself now. AP: Shurna and Northwestern

Did You See This? NU's Girardi

Joe Girardi has had his share of success since leaving Northwestern, the school at which he was a standout baseball player. He has four World Series rings, after all, in addition to playing in one All-Star Game and winning one Manager of the Year award. On Saturday, Girardi was back in Evanston as Northwestern’s honorary captain for the Wildcats’ season finale against Legends Division champ Michigan State. Watch our sideline interview with Girardi now and track the Michigan State-Northwestern game here.