CHICAGO, Ill. – BTN will air more than 14 hours of live coverage Monday and Tuesday from the 2018 Big Ten Football Media Days in Chicago.
Coverage will include the press conferences of all 14 Big Ten head football coaches, as well as remarks from Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and FOX Sports National Networks and BTN President Mark Silverman.
Delany will kickoff Monday’s coverage at 11:30 a.m. as he addresses the media, followed by Scott Frost (Nebraska), Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern), James Franklin (Penn State), Jeff Brohm (Purdue), P.J. Fleck (Minnesota), Chris Ash (Rutgers) and Jim Harbaugh (Michigan).
Following the press conferences, coaches and players will visit the BTN studio set for BTN Live: Football Media Day Special, with Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith from 2-6 p.m.
Press conference coverage resumes at 8 a.m. Tuesday, as Kirk Ferentz (Iowa), Tom Allen (Indiana), Mark Dantonio (Michigan State), Lovie Smith (Illinois), Paul Chryst (Wisconsin), Mark Silverman (FOX Sports National Networks and BTN President), Urban Meyer (Ohio State) and D.J. Durkin (Maryland) address the media.
Rick Pizzo and Glen Mason will anchor the press conference coverage on both days. BTN Live: Football Media Day Special will also return on Tuesday from 2-6 p.m.
The 47th annual Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon will debut on Wednesday at 7 p.m. hosted Revsine, BTN 's lead studio host, with Lisa Byington reporting.
At the kickoff luncheon, Revsine will sit down with the head coaches in small groups to discuss the upcoming season, while also interviewing College Football Hall of Fame inductees Dana Howard of Illinois and Aaron Taylor of Nebraska.
The luncheon will feature speeches by Delany and Tournament of Roses president Gerald Freeny, while Michigan State’s Khari Willis will speak on behalf of the players in attendance.