staff, February 1, 2012

Today is National Football Signing Day and BTN has you covered on TV and the Web. At 4:30 p.m. ET this afternoon BTN airs a live 90-minute "Football Signing Day Special"  with host Mike Hall, analysts Gerry DiNardo, Howard Griffith, Chris Martin, and national recruiting expert Allen Trieu evaluating each school?s recruiting class in detail.

Also at 4:30 p.m., senior writer Tom Dienhart joins Trieu and other experts in a live online chat to take your Big Ten questions on Read Dienhart's Signing Day preview now and we'll have official classes listed later today via the links to the school websites below in this post. Follow the live chat at right now and watch for the Big Ten talk to pick up at 4:30 p.m. Find links to various Big Ten school websites with Signing Day events further down in this post.!/BTNTomDienhart/status/164754219075768320

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A live blog kicks off at 8 a.m. ET with up-to-the-minute details of incoming letters of intent, and readers can ask questions and make comments, too.  At 11 a.m. ET fans can chat live with Illini head coach Tim Beckman. Find videos at and spotlighting each official signee, a feature on the new coordinators, and highlights from inside the recruiting headquarters will be posted later that day.!/IlliniFootball/status/164795203872493568

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Get updates via Twitter at and on Facebook at Also, this year fans on campus can watch  from Memorial Stadium as Indiana is webcasting its Signing Day Show, beginning at 8 a.m. ET. Indiana's Kevin Wilson and his coaching staff will announce names, review highlights and provide commentary on Indiana's 2012 signing class.!/IUCoachWilson/status/164795880233385984

Fans can get the scoop on Indiana's newcomers, including biographical information, video footage and photos. The live webcast will be here.  Find more information at!/BTNMikeHall/status/164781679356018688

From text alerts to live updates, Michigan has plenty planned for Wednesday. Follow @umichfootball on Twitter for the latest signing news, and use the hashtag #UMSIGNINGDAY to follow and discuss Michigan Football Signing Day all day.!/umichfootball/status/164791394618191872

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MICHIGAN STATE has live announcements, signee video highlights, bios, photos and more throughout the day. The site will also webcast Coach Mark Dantonio's signing day press conference live at 3 p.m. ET. Also, follow @msu_football.!/MSU_Football/status/164753945430982656

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Their Signing Day Central page will feature a live blog, plus new player bios and videos of coaches talking about new players. The site promises an interactive map, live social media feeds for Twitter and Facebook and other pertinent information. The Signing Day Central page is scheduled to go live 6:45 a.m. ET Wednesday morning.!/GoldenGopherFB/status/164774169735741443

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Looking for the fastest official announcements of any Nebraska letters of intent? Be sure to follow Nebraska's official account @Huskers for the very latest.!/Huskers/status/164796961394933762

Northwestern's 12:30 p.m. ET news conference will be broadcast live to all subscribers of NU's All-Access audio/video service. Plus, links to highlight videos for every new Wildcat will be released exclusively on and Twitter @NU_Sports. Fans can also e-mail their questions to Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald on Wednesday morning and Fitzgerald will answer the five best ones. Send the questions to!/NU_Sports/status/164740887925100544

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Ohio State will post live announcements, signee video highlights from the film utilized by the Ohio State coaching staff, bios, photos and more throughout the day. The site will also webcast Coach Meyer's signing day press conference later in the afternoon.

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Find bios of the newest members of the Nittany Lion football program and a recruiting class breakdown and comments from Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien. Also, follow @GoPSUTony on Twitter. There is also a Signing Day Central page.

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The Boilermakers' Singing Day Central page includes a live chat with Danny Hope. The Purdue head football coach Danny Hope will take questions from 9 a.m. to noon ET, but you can submit our questions ahead of time right here.!/BoilerFootball/status/164735752486395904

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The Badgers host a live blog on from Coach Bret Bielema?s office as part of their Signing Day Central page. That will be the first place where UW?s signees are officially announced. The signees will also be announced on Twitter at @BadgerFootball. Fans can also watch a Signing Day Live 90-minute show at 11 a.m. ET and Bielema's news conference at 4 p.m. ET.!/BadgerFootball/status/164777309264547840

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