Just a short walk from Lake Michigan, only an 8-iron or so from some of the best shopping on the planet, the best and brightest in the Big Ten will meet to celebrate another year of college football.
The Chicago Hilton will play host to Big Ten media days on Monday, July 28, and Tuesday, July 29, one of the last stops before fall camp officially begins. Before we get to the actual football, however, we will hear from the coaches, players and B1G brass.
Monday will be a rapid-fire session. All 14 coaches—yes, they added a few since the last time you saw them—will have 15 minutes in the main ballroom. It moves fast, so hopefully our tape recorders are in game shape.
On Tuesday, the players and coaches in attendance will sit at roundtables, and media members will spend two hours bumping into each other, knocking coffee onto poorly ironed shirts, hoping to grab the appropriate sound bites at their tables of choice.
As for what you can expect at the 2014 B1G Media Days, here are some things to look out for.