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Oct. 26, 2011
CHICAGO, ILL; Oct 26, 2011 - Fans can enjoy Big Ten Basketball Media Day, held Thursday, Oct. 27, in Chicago, through several coverage enhancements this year from the conference office. For the first time in the history of the event, all 24 men's and women's coaches press conference will be streamed live on BTN.com. Live streaming video of the press conference begins at 9 a.m. ET and is available for free through the Big Ten Digital Network. Visit http://video.btn.com for more information.
Lady Lion head coach Coquese Washington will get the women's coaches press conference started when she takes the podium at 9 a.m. Nittany Lion head coach Patrick Chambers will be at the podium at 9:40 a.m. Both coaches will address questions from the assembled media and preview their team's seasons for approximately 10 minutes. Fans can watch the 10-minute press conferences of each of the Big Ten's 12 men's and 12 women's coaches Thursday morning via BTN.com
Fans can also follow the day's media activities on Twitter. Photos and updates with Nittany Lion players Tim Frazier (Houston, Texas) and Billy Oliver (Chatham, N.J.) and Coach Chambers will be available through @PSUSTRETCH, while Lady Lions Alex Bentley (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Zhaque Gray (Chicago, Ill.) and Coach Washington will be updated through @ladylionsid. For Big Ten Conference information fans can follow @B1GMBBall and @B1GWBBall throughout the day for highlights of the event and are encouraged to use the hash tag #B1GMD to join the conversation.
Transcripts of each coach's press conference will be posted on www.bigten.org later in the day on Thursday.