Beginning on Thursday, Big Ten Network will air more than 14 hours of programming from the 2019 Big Ten Football Media Days taking place on Thursday, July 18, and Friday, July 19. Coverage will include press conferences from all 14 Big Ten football coaches, as well as remarks from Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and Big Ten Network President Francois McGillicuddy. Additionally, BTN will air the 48th annual Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon on Saturday, July 20, at 8 p.m. EST.
Commissioner Delany will kick off Thursday’s press conferences at 12:15 p.m. EST, followed by McGillicuddy at 12:45 p.m. EST, Scott Frost (Nebraska) at 1 p.m. EST, Lovie Smith (Illinois) at 1:15 p.m. EST, Mark Dantonio (Michigan State) at 1:30 p.m. EST, Tom Allen (Indiana) at 1:45 p.m. EST, P.J. Fleck (Minnesota) at 2 p.m. EST, Michael Locksley (Maryland) at 2:15 p.m. EST, and Ryan Day (Ohio State) at 2:30 p.m. EST.
Following the press conferences, the coaches and students will visit the BTN studio set for BTN Live: Football Media Day Special, with Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, and Howard Griffith from approximately 3 p.m. EST to 7 p.m. EST.
Press conference coverage resumes at 8:45 a.m. EST on Friday beginning with Kirk Ferentz (Iowa), followed by Jeff Brohm (Purdue) at 9:15 a.m. EST, James Franklin (Penn State) at 9:30 a.m. EST, Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern) at 9:45 a.m. EST, Paul Chryst (Wisconsin) at 10 a.m. EST, Chris Ash (Rutgers) at 10:15 a.m. EST, Jim Harbaugh (Michigan) at 10:30 a.m. EST and Bill Carollo (Big Ten Coordinator of Football Officials) at 10:45 a.m. EST.Rick Pizzo and J. Leman will anchor the press conference coverage on Thursday, with Mike Hall and Leman handling day two. BTN Live: Football Media Day Special will also return on Friday from 3 p.m. EST to 7 p.m. EST. All coverage can be streamed via tablet or mobile device via the Fox Sports App.