July 27, 2014
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The annual Big Ten Football Media Days will be held this Monday and Tuesday (July 28-29) at the Hilton Chicago.
BTN will offer nearly five hours of live televised coverage Monday, including the full press conferences for all 14 head coaches, as well as BTN President Mark Silverman, College Football Playoff Chief Operation Officer Michael Kelly and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany. Gerry DiNardo and Rick Pizzo will host the network's live coverage beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET and on BTN2Go. BTN will also re-air the press conferences beginning at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday night.
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio's press conference is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET. The three players representing the Spartans for the event are junior defensive end Shilique Calhoun, junior quarterback Connor Cook and senior safety Kurtis Drummond.
For the ninth consecutive year, the opening session of the Big Ten Football Media Days will appear on an ESPN network. ESPNU will present up to six hours of coverage. In addition, Spartan Sports Network will provide live coverage at SpartanSportsNetwork.com from 12-4:30 p.m.
Twitter updates throughout both days will be available at @msu_football. Also, check msuspartans.com for exclusive coverage of the Big Ten Football Media Days, featuring videos and Steve Grinczel's "Grinz on Green" blog.
The 2014 Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon presented by Allstate and BMW will take place on Tuesday at the Hilton Chicago and BTN will air a Kickoff Luncheon Special at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 30. Beginning at 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday, fans in attendance will take part in an autograph session with all 14 head coaches and one former player from each school, while current players will take part in brief, live interviews highlighted by questions from fans on-site and through social media channels. The luncheon itself begins at 12:30 p.m. ET.