Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, July 29, 2015

#B1GMediaDay - Twitter - All Access

We're doing Big Ten media days bigger and better than ever before.

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BTN/BTN2Go will provide more than 13 hours of live coverage, more than double last year?s total, at the 2015 Big Ten Football Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon, presented by Allstate and BMW, Thursday and Friday at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago.

The coverage includes press conferences of all 14 Big Ten head football coaches, as well as remarks from Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany. We'll also air four-hour long editions of BTN Live (@BTNLive), from 3-7 p.m. ET, on both days.

See the official schedule of coaches' media sessions, which will all air live on BTN/BTN2Go, below:

Mark Dantonio, Michigan State – 1-1:15 p.m. ET
Tim Beckman, Illinois – 1:15-1:30 p.m. ET
Paul Chryst, Wisconsin – 1:30-1:45 p.m. ET
Randy Edsall, Maryland – 1:45-2 p.m. ET
Kevin Wilson, Indiana – 2-2:15 p.m. ET
Kirk Ferentz, Iowa – 2:15-2:30 p.m. ET
Urban Meyer, Ohio State – 2:30-2:45 p.m. ET

Jerry Kill, Minnesota – 9-9:15 a.m. ET
Jim Harbaugh, Michigan – 9:15-9:30 a.m. ET
Kyle Flood, Rutgers – 9:30-9:45 a.m. ET
Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern – 9:45-10 a.m. ET
Mike Riley, Nebraska – 10-10:15 a.m. ET
Darrell Hazell, Purdue – 10:15-10:30 a.m. ET
James Franklin, Penn State – 10:30-10:45 a.m. ET

We'll tweet each coach's opening statement from his respective school's BTN account (find it below) and post the full video on


Our social media coverage has been ramped up this year, too. Here's how you can follow along:


Give us a like on Facebook before the festivities kick off Thursday. We have a lot of fun stuff planned, none better than the Facebook Sport Desk, where your favorite players will conduct entertaining rapid fire Q&A sessions that will be posted to our Facebook page.


@BigTenNetwork will bring you all of the best from Chicago. New this year, and something we're very excited about, will be a Twitter Mirror, which will provide a red-carpet experience for player and coaches. Get ready for a lot of this.

We have a host of worthy follows, too. Whether you're looking for behind-the-scenes access, photos, video, quotes, Periscope streams or programming updates, these handles will deliver.

TV personalities: team:

BTN communications:

BTN shows:



Our team will be posting the best behind-the-scenes photo and video opportunities it comes across all day both Thursday and Friday. Bookmark this page to get said content.

The guys behind "BTN Journey," our award-winning show, are pros on Instagram. Get all of their media day gems here.



See our planned schedule below:


12:59 p.m. ET - The scene prior to the coaches press conference

1 p.m. ET - Urban polishing National Championship Trophy, as part of BTN shoot

2:59 p.m. ET - Preparation for BTN Live


10:44 a.m. ET - The scene before Mark Silverman and Jim Delany speak

12:29 p.m. ET - The scene at Kickoff Luncheon

3:20 p.m. ET - Pat Fitzgerald posing with cats for BTN shoot

3:14 p.m. ET - Preparation for BTN Live

These times could change depending on how Big Ten media day schedule goes.



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