Big Ten releases names to attend Kickoff Luncheon

On Wednesday afternoon, the Big Ten Conference released the list of student-athletes who will attend the 2012 Big Ten Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon on Thursday and Friday, July 26 and 27, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago. Three players from every team will be in attendance, as well as all 12 head coaches. See the complete list of players in this post.

LEGENDS DIVISION

IOWA
James Ferentz, Sr., C*
Micah Hyde, Sr., DB*
James Vandenberg, Sr., QB

MICHIGAN
Jordan Kovacs, Sr., S*
Taylor Lewan, Jr., OT*
Denard Robinson, Sr., QB*

MICHIGAN STATE
Max Bullough, Jr., LB*
Andrew Maxwell, Jr., QB
Chris Norman, Sr., LB*

MINNESOTA
Keanon Cooper, Sr., LB
MarQueis Gray, Sr., QB
Ed Olson, Jr., OL

NEBRASKA
Rex Burkhead, Sr., RB*
Will Compton, Sr., LB*
Kyler Reed, Sr., TE

NORTHWESTERN
Kain Colter, Jr., QB*
Brian Mulroe, Sr., OL*
David Nwabuisi, Sr., LB

LEADERS DIVISION

ILLINOIS
Michael Buchanan, Sr., DE*
Graham Pocic, Sr., C*
Nathan Scheelhaase, Jr., QB

INDIANA
Larry Black, Jr., Sr., DT
Will Matte, Sr., C
Adam Replogle, Sr., DT

OHIO STATE
Zach Boren, Sr., FB
Etienne Sabino, Sr., LB
John Simon, Sr., DL*

PENN STATE
Jordan Hill, Sr., DT*
Silas Redd, Jr., TB*
John Urschel, Jr., OG

PURDUE
Ricardo Allen, Jr., CB*
Kawann Short, Sr., DT*
Caleb Terbush, Sr., QB

WISCONSIN
Montee Ball, Sr., RB*
Mike Taylor, Sr., LB*
Ricky Wagner, Sr., LT*

* – indicates previous All-Big Ten selection

Wish they were invited, too: This event almost always revolves around seniors, but it would have been nice to see these guys get invites: William Gholston, Michigan State; Taylor Martinez, Nebraska; Braxton Miller, Ohio State; Chris Borland, Wisconsin.

Media will love him: Taylor Lewan, Michigan – The guy says some crazy things and Michigan beat writers rave about him.

Tough act to follow: Michigan star quarterback Denard Robinson will speak on behalf of the players in attendance. It marks the second consecutive season a quarterback from the state of Michigan will deliver the keynote speech. Last year, of course, Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins delighted with his speech.

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Sameer Gadola on 7/11/2012 @ 5:24pm EDT Said:

Who can follow up Kirk Cousins? A SPARTAN LEDGEND!!!! SPARTY ON!!!!!! A classy Spartan!!!

Doug on 7/11/2012 @ 11:15pm EDT Said:

NOBODY will beat what Cousins did last year !

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