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Big Ten players at media days

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

I meant to post this a few days ago, so my apologies. Here's the list of players each school is bringing to the Big Ten media days July 24-25 in Chicago.

Illinois
Ryan McDonald*, Sr., OL
Brit Miller, Sr., LB
Juice Williams*, Jr., QB

Indiana
Greg Brown, Sr., DT
Austin Starr*, Sr., K
Marcus Thigpen, Sr., RB

Iowa
Mitch King*, Sr., DT
Matt Kroul*, Sr., DT
Seth Olsen*, Sr., OL

Michigan
Tim Jamison*, Sr., DE
Mike Massey, Sr., TE
Morgan Trent*, Sr., CB

Michigan State
Brian Hoyer*, Sr., QB
Justin Kershaw, Sr., DT
Javon Ringer*, Sr., RB

Minnesota
Steve Davis, Sr., LB
Eric Decker, Jr., WR
Adam Weber, So., QB

Northwestern
C.J. Bachér*, Sr., QB
Eric Peterman, Sr., WR
Tyrell Sutton*, Sr., RB

Ohio State
Todd Boeckman*, Sr., QB
Malcolm Jenkins*, Sr., CB
James Laurinaitis*, Sr., LB

Penn State
Josh Gaines*, Sr., DE
A.Q. Shipley*, Sr., C
Derrick Williams, Sr., WR

Purdue
Anthony Heygood*, Sr., LB
Greg Orton, Sr., WR
Curtis Painter*, Sr., QB

Wisconsin
Travis Beckum*, Sr., TE
Jason Chapman, Sr., DT
Andy Kemp, Sr., G

* Indicates 2007 All-Big Ten selection

Most of the list is predictable and Ohio State can't bring the entire team, but there were a few surprises. I know schools like to feature their veteran players, but it would have been nice to have seen reigning Big Ten Freshman of the Year Arrelious Benn in Chicago.

Other notable omissions include:
Indiana DE Greg Middleton, nation's sacks leader in 2007
Wisconsin RB P.J. Hill

Other guys I'd love to talk with:
Indiana QB Kellen Lewis
Iowa QB Jake Christensen
Michigan QB Steven Threet
Penn State QB Daryll Clark (sense a theme here?)
Ohio State LB Marcus Freeman
Ohio State T Alex Boone
Illinois CB Vontae Davis
Penn State WR Derrick Williams