Big Ten football media days: 2019 TV schedule, team dates and attending players

Danny Lawhon
The Des Moines Register

A watershed season of transition in Big Ten Conference football unofficially arrives this week with the league's annual media days in Chicago.

Longtime commissioner Jim Delany is on his way out; he's retiring after three decades on the job, with Minnesota Vikings chief operating officer Kevin Warren taking over on Jan. 1.

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is already out, having retired following a victory over Washington in this past season's Rose Bowl. Ryan Day, 40, takes the Buckeyes' reins for his first head coaching position.

And the conference as a whole has been left out of each of the past two College Football Playoff. Some of the usual suspects (Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State and Wisconsin, for starters) are among early favorites to stem that tide.

Here's the TV schedule and team-by-team breakdown for this week's events (all times Central):

TV schedule

July 18

11 a.m.: B1G Football Media Day

Approx. 1:50 p.m.: BTN Live: Football Media Day Special

6:30 p.m.: Replay of B1G Football Media Day and BTN Live specials

July 19

5 a.m.: B1G Football Media Day (Day 1 replay)

Approx. 7:45 a.m.: B1G Football Media Day (live)

2 p.m.: BTN Live: Football Media Day Special

7 p.m.: Replay of B1G Football Media Day and BTN Live specials

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Team schedules and attendees

July 18 (11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., order TBA)

Illinois: Lovie Smith (head coach); Reggie Corbin, senior, RB; Nate Hobbs, junior, CB; Alex Palczewski, Jr., OT

Indiana: Tom Allen (head coach); Coy Cronk, sr., OL; Reakwon Jones, sr., LB;  Nick Westbrook, sr., WR

Maryland: Mike Locksley (head coach); Antoine Brooks Jr., sr., DB; Tino Ellis, sr., DB; Anthony McFarland Jr., sophomore, RB

Michigan State: Mark Dantonio (head coach); Joe Bachie, sr., LB; Kenny Willekes, sr., DE; Raequan Williams, sr., DT

Minnesota: P.J. Fleck (head coach); Carter Coughlin, sr., DL; Mohamed Ibrahim, soph., RB; Tyler Johnson, sr., WR; Casey O’Brien, soph., holder

Nebraska: Scott Frost (head coach); Mohamed Barry, sr., LB; Khalil Davis, sr., DL; Adrian Martinez, soph., QB

Ohio State: Ryan Day (head coach); Jonathon Cooper, sr., DE; Jordan Fuller, sr., S; 

K.J. Hill, sr., WR

July 19 (8 a.m.-6 p.m., order TBA)

Iowa: Kirk Ferentz (head coach); Michael Ojemudia, sr., DB; Nate Stanley, sr., QB; Toren Young, jr., RB

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Michigan: Jim Harbaugh (head coach); Ben Bredeson, sr., OG; Jordan Glasgow, sr., LB; Khaleke Hudson, sr., LB

Northwestern: Pat Fitzgerald (head coach); Paddy Fisher, jr., LB; Joe Gaziano, sr., DE; Jared Thomas, sr., C

Penn State: James Franklin (head coach); Cam Brown, sr., LB; Blake Gillikin, sr., P; John Reid, sr., CB

Purdue: Jeff Brohm (head coach); Markus Bailey, sr., LB; Rondale Moore, soph., WR; Lorenzo Neal, sr., DT 

Rutgers: Chris Ash (head coach); Tyshon Fogg, jr., LB; Tyreek Maddox-WIlliams, jr., LB;

Zach Venesky, Sr., OL

Wisconsin: Paul Chryst (head coach); Tyler Biadasz, jr., C; Chris Orr, sr., LB; Jonathan Taylor, jr., RB