Your Big Ten media days viewing guide . . .
The Big Ten media 10 a.m. tomorrow morning.
Here are the TV listings I have for the event:
From the BTN:
BTN to Air Big Ten Football Media Day Live on Thursday
Network to televise, stream press conferences with head coaches, Commissioner Delany
Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon Special to air on Aug. 6
CHICAGO – The BTN will kick off its coverage of the 2011 Big Ten football season Thursday with comprehensive television and internet coverage of Big Ten Football Media Day from the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago.
The network will offer nearly five hours of live televised coverage Thursday, including the full press conferences for all 12 head coaches, as well as Big Ten supervisor of football officials Bill Carollo, BTN President Mark Silverman and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany. Mike Hall and Chris Martin will anchor the network’s coverage from the BTN studios beginning at 11am ET.
The network’s online coverage will include the press conferences streamed live from start to finish on www.BTN.com. Fans can also track the day’s activities by following BTN.com’s Brent Yarina on Twitter (@BTNBrentYarina). BTN will also re-air the press conferences beginning at 7:30pm ET on Thursday night.
BTN will also air a 60-minute Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon Special at noon ET on Saturday, Aug. 6. Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith will be joined by all 12 coaches.
A complete schedule of Thursday’s press conference coverage follows:
Press Conference Schedule (live on BTN):
All times Eastern
LEADERS DIVISION COACHES
11:00 AM Ron Zook (Illinois)
11:15 AM Bret Bielema (Wisconsin)
11:30 AM Danny Hope (Purdue)
11:45 AM BREAK
12:00 PM Luke Fickell (Ohio State)
12:15 PM Kevin Wilson (Indiana)
12:30 PM Joe Paterno (Penn State)
LEGENDS DIVISION COACHES
1:00 PM Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern)
1:15 PM Brady Hoke (Michigan)
1:30 PM Bo Pelini (Nebraska)
1:45 PM BREAK
2:00 PM Kirk Ferentz (Iowa)
2:15 PM Jerry Kill (Minnesota)
2:30 PM Mark Dantonio (Michigan State)
2:45 PM Bill Carollo (Big Ten Coordinator of Football Officials)
3:00 PM Mark Silverman (BTN President)
3:15 PM Jim Delany (Big Ten Commissioner)
And here's a blurb from the Big Ten about the BTN and ESPNU coverage:
BTN will present nearly five hours of live coverage of Big Ten football media days on Thursday, airing the press conferences for all 12 coaches, Big Ten supervisor of football officials Bill Carollo, BTN President Mark Silverman and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany. Mike Hall and Chris Martin will host the network’s coverage beginning at 10 a.m. CT live on BTN and www.BTN.com. Fans can also track the day’s activities by following BTN.com’s Brent Yarina on Twitter (@BTNBrentYarina). BTN will also re-air the press conferences beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT on Thursday night.
For the sixth consecutive year, the opening session of the Big Ten Football Media Days will appear on an ESPN Network. Coverage by ESPNU will begin on Thursday at 10 a.m. CT, and will feature all 12 head coaches and Commissioner Delany either live or tape-delayed as they address the assembled media. In addition, select Big Ten coaches and players will appear live on ESPN’s Sportscenter, College Football Live or on ESPNU.
Turn off your countdown to kickoff clocks. It's here. Football is here.