Big Ten Media Days are underway after kicking off in Indianapolis. Like previous years, the event will last two days with half the conference’s coaches and players attending Tuesday, while the other half will appear on Wednesday. Unlike previous years, this year’s event will take place in the same location where Big Ten plays its championship game: Lucas Oil Stadium.
The event is one of the landmarks of every college football offseason, a mile marker indicating that the new season is near.
Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren will open the event with a 45-minute press conference, at which point he will likely be asked about two future members (USC and UCLA), as well as what lies ahead in conference realignment. That’s not even including other hot-button issues like name, image and likeness and College Football Playoff formatting.
Here’s a complete list of the speaking schedule over two days, as well as the players who will be in attendance.
All times Eastern
Tuesday, July 26
Nebraska (11 a.m.) — Coach Scott Frost | DE/OLB Garrett Nelson, CB Quinton Newsome, TE Travis Vokolek
Maryland (11:15 a.m.) — Coach Mike Locksley | DB Jakorian Bennett, WR Rakim Jarrett, QB Taulia Tagovailoa
Minnesota (11:30 a.m.) — Coach P.J. Fleck | QB Tanner Morgan, DB Tyler Nubin, OL John Michael Schmitz, LB Mariano Sori-Marin
Iowa (11:45 a.m.) — Coach Kirk Ferentz | LB Jack Campbell, TE Sam LaPorta, DB Kaevon Merriweather
Indiana (12 p.m.) — Coach Tom Allen | TE A.J. Barner, LB Cam Jones, CB Tiawan Mullen
Northwestern (12:15 p.m.) — Coach Pat Fitzgerald | DE Adetomiwa Adebawore, CB Cameron Mitchell, LT Peter Skoronski
Michigan (12:30 p.m.) — Coach Jim Harbaugh | TE Erick All, QB Cade McNamara, DT Mazi Smith, DB D.J. Turner
Wednesday, July 27
Purdue (11 a.m.) — Coach Jeff Brohm | TE Payne Durham, LB/S JAlen Graham, QB Aidan O’Connell
Illinois (11:15 a.m.) — Coach Bret Bielema | DB Sydney Brown, RB Chase Brown, DB Jartavius Martin
Michigan State (11:30 a.m.) — Coach Mel Tucker | S Xavier Henderson, WR Jayden Reed, QB Payton Thorne
Rutgers (11:45 a.m.) — Coach Greg Schiano | P Adam Korsak, TE Johnny Langan, DB Avery Young
Penn State (12 p.m.) — Coach James Franklin | S Ji’Ayir Brown, QB Sean Clifford, DT P.J. Mustipher
Wisconsin (12:15 p.m.) — Caoch Paul Chryst | NT Keeanu Benton, OLB Nick Herbig, QB Graham Mertz
Ohio State (12:30 p.m.) — Coach Ryan Day | S Ronnie Hickman, WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, QB C.J. Stroud