Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, July 9, 2014

One of the many perks of going to school at Northwestern is its proximity to Lake Michigan. The Wildcats know this, and they recently went to the University's north beach for a team-building exercise. The weather, foggy and cool, was perfect for the strenuous activities the players were put through – everything but going into the water, that is. Watch the video in this post.

[ MORE: View full photo gallery from Northwestern's beach exercise ]

Looks like fun and a really good workout.

Northwestern, coming off a 5-7 campaign, opens the 2014 season Saturday, Aug. 30, vs. Cal.