HailToPurple must be going wild. As Sharon pointed out, ESPN.com has reported that NU is close to finalizing a deal for an August 23 practice at the Naval Station Great Lakes, which those of us who live RIGHT NEAR IT (cough, cough) refer to as Great Lakes Naval Base/Station. NU has a long tradition with the one-time football power that was home to legendary players and coaches. Check out the post here. It will be interesting to see how we can leverage the potential "new" fans.