UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The unofficial kickoff to the 2010 Big Ten football season has arrived. The 39th Annual Big Ten Kickoff will take place on Monday and Tuesday in Chicago. All 11 teams will be under one roof to begin the 2010 football season.
And the All-Sports Blog will be there to cover all of the action. Legendary head coach Joe Paterno, senior running back Evan Royster, senior guard Stefen Wisniewski and junior cornerback D'Anton Lynn will represent Penn State in Chicago.
The two-day event will be filled with interviews and press conferences with a wide variety of national media outlets. The Big Ten Network and ESPNews will have extensive coverage on TV. The BTN will have four hours of live TV coverage beginning at 11 a.m. ET, including press conferences from all 11 head coaches and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany. The ESPNews coverage also begins at 11 a.m. on Monday with coaches and players appearing throughout the day.
On Monday and Tuesday, GoPSUsports.com will be home to all of the happenings in Chicago. Stay tuned throughout Big Ten Media Days for numerous blog updates, videos and photos from Chicago. We will take you inside our notebook as we cover the unofficial beginning of the 2010 college football season.
In addition to extensive Penn State coverage, some of the conference storylines we will be tracking in Chicago include: Big Ten divisions for the 2011 season, scheduling, potential championship game sites, preseason All-Big Ten selections, preseason standings predictions and much more.
Be sure to follow the All-Sports Blog on Twitter, as well, at twitter.com/GoPSUTony for live updates from Chicago and throughout the 2010 football season. Listed below is a schedule with key events from the Big Ten Kickoff in Chicago.
Monday, August 2
- All 11 coaches and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany will address the media in press conferences.
11:00 a.m. - Bret Bielema (Wisconsin)
11:15 a.m. - Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern)
11:30 a.m. - Ron Zook (Illinois)
11:45 a.m. - Rich Rodriguez (Michigan)
12:15 p.m. - Mark Dantonio (Michigan State)
12:30 p.m. - Bill Lynch (Indiana)
12:45 p.m. - Danny Hope (Purdue)
1:15 p.m. - Joe Paterno (Penn State)
1:30 p.m. - Tim Brewster (Minnesota)
1:45 p.m. - Kirk Ferentz (Iowa)
2:00 p.m. - Jim Tressel (Ohio State)
2:30 p.m. - Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany
Tuesday, August 3
- All 11 coaches and three players from each team will be open to reporters for interviewing from 9-11 a.m. ET.
- ESPN's Rece Davis will emcee the 39th Annual Big Ten Kickoff luncheon at 12:30 ET.
All of the events will take place at the McCormick Place Convention Center. We look forward to taking you with us to Chicago for complete Penn State coverage from Big Ten Media Days.