Day 1 schedule at Big Ten media days

CHICAGO -- Check your fanometer this morning. Big Ten media days are here, marking the unofficial start to the 2011 season.

The coaches, players and media members have descended on the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, and the first interviews will begin shortly. ESPN has a small army of reporters at this year's event, so we'll have it all covered for you.

Here's the schedule for Day 1:

Coaches and league officials at the dais (coverage on ESPNU begins at 11 a.m. ET)

Illinois coach Ron Zook: 11 a.m.-11:15 a.m. ET

Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema: 11:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ET

Purdue coach Danny Hope: 11:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. ET

Ohio State coach Luke Fickell: noon-12:15 p.m. ET

Indiana coach Kevin Wilson: 12:15 p.m.-12:30 p.m. ET

Penn State coach Joe Paterno: 12:30 p.m.-12:45 p.m. ET

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald: 1 p.m.-1:15 p.m. ET

Michigan coach Brady Hoke: 1:15-1:30 p.m. ET

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini: 1:30 p.m-1:45 p.m. ET

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz: 2 p.m.-2:15 p.m. ET

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill: 2:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio: 2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. ET

Big Ten coordinator of football officials Bill Carollo: 2:45-3 p.m. ET

Big Ten Network president Mark Silverman: 3 p.m.-3:15 p.m. ET

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany: 3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m. ET