Get ready for 13 hours of live coverage at Big Ten Football Media Days in 2016 Monday and Tuesday. We know not everyone will be near a TV when the event is going on, so all press conferences can be streamed via the web, smartphones, tablets and connected devices on BTN2Go. Just click this “Watch Live” link when the events begin or make sure you have the BTN2Go app.
What are the events and when will they air live? Glad you asked. We’ve got the full schedule down below.
Update: Due to the weekend tragedy that took the life of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz, Nebraska will not be attending Media Days in Chicago.
On social media, we’ll be providing more coverage throughout both days, too. On Facebook, keep an eye on on the Big Ten Network’s main page for Facebook Live sessions and use BTN’s video Facebook page for all available video clips.
On Twitter use #B1GMediaDay, and it’s a good idea to pick any one of the 14 school Twitter handles as well as members of our BTN.com team: @BTNTomDienhart, @BTNBrentYarina, and @BTNSean. Other BTN football analysts on Twitter can be found here. Didn’t catch all the interviews but want to watch them at night? Use BTN’s YouTube page.
Here’s what we’ll have on live TV Monday and Tuesday (all times ET):
Monday, 1 p.m.: Press conferences for Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern), Darrell Hazell (Purdue), Chris Ash (Rutgers), James Franklin (Penn State), Tracy Claeys (Minnesota), and Jim Harbaugh (Michigan). Watch live online here beginning at 1 p.m..
Monday, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Coaches and students will visit the BTN set at Media Days for “BTN Live” with Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith. Watch live online here beginning at 3 p.m..
Tuesday, 9 a.m.: Press conferences for Lovie Smith (Illinois), Kevin Wilson (Indiana), Mark Dantonio (Michigan State), Paul Chryst (Wisconsin), DJ Durkin (Maryland), Kirk Ferentz (Iowa) and Urban Meyer (Ohio State). Watch live online here beginning at 9 a.m..
Tuesday, 11:20 a.m.: Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany speaks to the press. Watch live online here beginning at 11:20 a.m..
Tuesday, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.: BTN Live returns with live coverage of the coaches and their students visiting the set. Watch live online here beginning at 3 p.m..
Then on Wednesday, BTN airs a “Kickoff Luncheon Special” at 2 p.m. ET, re-airing at 7:30 p.m. ET, where each head coach will discuss the upcoming season. Wisconsin running back Dare Ogunbowale, the Badgers’ leading rusher in 2015, will speak on behalf of the players in attendance.