Big Ten Media Days 2012: Schedule, TV Info, Live Stream, Participant List & More
Football players are often more entertaining in front of a microphone than they are on the gridiron.
Big Ten media days, as well as the college football season, are rapidly approaching. Household names such as Denard Robinson and Montee Ball, all 12 head coaches and numerous other players will talk to reporters about the upcoming campaign. Here’s everything you need to know about the kickoff event.
Where: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago
Dates: Thursday and Friday, July 26th and 27th
TV Schedule: Coaches press conferences will air live on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT. Re-runs will air from 8:00 p.m. to Friday at 1:00 a.m. EDT. Here's the official order:
- 11:00 a.m.: Bret Bielema (Wisconsin)
- 11:15 a.m.: Danny Hope (Purdue)
- 11:30 a.m.: Urban Meyer (Ohio State)
- 11:45 a.m.: Break
- 12:00 p.m.: Tim Beckman (Illinois)
- 12:15 p.m.: Kevin Wilson (Indiana)
- 12:30 p.m.: Bill O’Brien (Penn State)
- 12:45 p.m.: Break
- 1:00 p.m.: Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern)
- 1:15 p.m.: Jerry Kill (Minnesota)
- 1:30 p.m.: Brady Hoke (Michigan)
- 1:45 p.m.: Break
- 2:00 p.m.: Bo Pelini (Nebraska)
- 2:15 p.m.: Mark Dantonio (Michigan State)
- 2:30 p.m.: Kirk Ferentz (Iowa)
- 2:45 p.m.: Bill Carollo (Big Ten Coordinator of Football Officials)
- 3:00 p.m.: Mark Silverman (BTN President)
- 3:15 p.m.: Jim Delany (Big Ten Commissioner)
Live Stream: BTN2Go
Hello Urban Meyer
Because the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported last November that Meyer would become the new head coach at Ohio State, he’s been linked there so long that it’s hard to believe he hasn’t coached a game at OSA yet.
His first season as the Buckeyes' shot-caller will come with great expectations as All-World athlete Braxton Miller is inserted into Meyer’s legendary spread offense. And then there’s the whole filling Jim Tressel’s shoes thing.
OSU has found its way into the news for a couple of off-the-field incidents over the past few years. Meyer may have to answer questions about those incidents as well as what the Buckeyes will do on the field.
Penn State Scandal
Yes, it’s unfortunate, but there’s no way around it. The scandal that shook not only the college football world, but the entire nation will likely be addressed at the event. Despite it pertaining to people no longer associated with the program, it’ll be a challenge for the team to bounce back after the mind-blowing sequence of events.
Montee Ball Back
It would be completely justified if a reporter asks Ball: “So…why are you here again?
Ball rushed for an incredible 1,923 yards and 33 touchdowns last season. His stock couldn’t have been higher. He would’ve heard his named called in the first two days of the NFL draft, but he chose to return to school.
Will Ball regret that decision? That answer would be a resounding "yes" unless he manages to match, or at least get close to, his 2011 totals.
Which player are you looking forward to hearing from the most?
- Nathan Scheelhaase (QB, Illinois)
- Graham Pocic (C, Illinois)
- Michael Buchanan (DE, Illinois)
- Will Matte (C, Indiana)
- Larry Black (DT, Indiana)
- Adam Replogle (DT, Indiana)
- James Vandenberg (QB, Iowa)
- James Ferentz (C, Iowa)
- Micah Hyde (CB, Iowa)
- Denard Robinson (QB, Michigan)
- Taylor Lewan (OT, Michigan)
- Jordan Kovacs (S, Michigan)
- Andrew Maxwell (QB, Michigan State)
- Max Bullough (LB, Michigan State)
- Chris Norman (LB, Michigan State)
- MarQueis Gray (QB, Minnesota)
- Ed Olson (OT, Minnesota)
- Keanon Cooper (LB, Minnesota)
- Rex Burkhead (RB, Nebraska)
- Kyler Reed (TE, Nebraska)
- Will Compton (LB, Nebraska)
- Kain Colter (QB, Northwestern)
- Brian Mulroe (G, Northwestern)
- David Nwabuisi (LB, Northwestern)
- Zach Boren (FB, Ohio State)
- John Simon (DE, Ohio State)
- Etienne Sabino (LB, Ohio State)
- Silas Redd (RB, Penn State)
- John Urschel (G, Penn State)
- Jordan Hill (DT, Penn State)
- Caleb TerBush (QB, Purdue)
- Kawann Short (DT, Purdue)
- Ricardo Allen (CB, Purdue)
- Montee Ball (RB, Wisconsin)
- Ricky Wagner (OT, Wisconsin)
- Mike Taylor (LB, Wisconsin)
David Daniels is a featured columnist at Bleacher Report and a syndicated writer.
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