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2017 Big Ten Media Days - How To Watch

College football season draws nearer.

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In a sign that real football is getting closer, BIG TEN MEDIA DAYS will begin today!!!!

BTN will televise coaches beginning at 12 p.m. CT and ending at 2 p.m. CT on Monday, July 24.

The following coaches will be talking on Monday:

  • Paul Chryst (Wisconsin)
  • Tom Allen (Indiana)
  • Lovie Smith (Illinois)
  • Mark Dantonio (Michigan State)
  • DJ Durkin (Maryland)
  • Kirk Ferentz (Iowa)
  • Urban Meyer (Ohio State)

From 2 p.m. CT – 6 p.m. CT, the coaches and the athletes they brung will visit the BTN set at Media Days for BTN Live, alongside Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith.

On Tuesday, coverage begins at 8 .am. CT and includes:

  • P.J. Fleck (Minnesota)
  • Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern)
  • James Franklin (Penn State)
  • Jeff Brohm (Purdue)
  • Mike Riley (Nebraska)
  • Chris Ash (Rutgers)
  • Jim Harbaugh (Michigan)
  • Commissioner Jim Delany

Then more BTN Live from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m, more coaches and their athletes will answer questions and have discussions with the talking heads of BTN.

The whole thing will be streamed on BTN2GO.

The biggest question I have:


I mean.... that had to be planned. It couldn’t have just been picking straws out of a hat. Look at this line up of coaches, and you’re possibly looking at the blandest set of coach-speaking coaches of any conference, with the exception of Jim Harbaugh.


What did Jim Delany do with his $20M bonus he got from being a genius business guy and going with BTN when everyone thought he was nuts?

Did he buy a big house? Did

I know! I know! I know! He saved it so he can help pay tuition costs for all of his grandkids... assuming he has them.

(Notice I have avoided anything here about the unfairness of Mr. Delany being paid a handsome sum while student athletes remain poor and enslaved. That’s because in this article, I don’t care. In another article, I will care mightily, damn you, damn Jim Delany, and then the earth will shake!)

The Question I know all of you want answered:

When will BTN start featuring game shows where the student athletes compete against each other?

I don’t mean some type of show where offensive linemen compete by seeing which team can eat the most beef in an hour or patronizing crap like that. The Big Ten, more than any other conference, claims to be all about the “student athlete”, so let’s take players from the two-deep on offensive and defensive lines from each school and have them compete in something like jeopardy, or answer questions about geography, world events, history, or molecular biology.

It would be fun, but you know it will never happen. It might take away time from FOOTBALL TRAININ’.