staff, staff, July 16, 2015

The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday that Dave Revsine will serve as master of ceremonies for the 2015 Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon presented by Allstate and BMW, which will be held Friday, July 31, in the Skyline Ballroom at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.

Revsine will be joined at the Kickoff Luncheon by each of the 14 head coaches and 42 of the conference's top returning players and will sit down with the coaches in small groups to discuss the upcoming season. The luncheon will also include speeches by Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and Tournament of Roses president Mike Matthiessen.

Indiana?s Nate Sudfeld and Ohio State?s Joshua Perry will speak on behalf of the players in attendance. See the full list of players who will be in attendance.

Revsine will serve as the Kickoff Luncheon master of ceremonies for the fifth time. He has served as BTN's lead studio host for a wide array of programming since the network's inception and was its first on-air hire. He is the primary anchor for Big Ten Football Saturday, including pregame, halftime and postgame shows as well as The Final Drive, which airs following the day?s last Big Ten football game. He also co-hosts studio shows such as Big Ten Football and Beyond and BTN Live, both airing Monday through Friday this fall. Born just miles away from the University of Illinois campus, Revsine was raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago, grew up following the Big Ten and graduated from Northwestern University.

The 44th annual Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon begins with the conference partnering with USA Football to put on its first free Kickoff Luncheon Youth Clinic. From 8:30-10 a.m. CT, USA Football staff will take approximately 120 boys and girls, kindergarten through eighth grade, through basic catching, passing, agility and defense drills.

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