Welcome to Big Ten media days

CHICAGO -- Hello from the Hilton Chicago, where Big Ten media days will officially commence shortly.

We're going to have all kinds of coverage for you, including a live blog throughout the event that will include pictures, notes, quotes, observations and many other goodies. We'll also be taking your questions for players and coaches, which you can send to us via Twitter while using the hashtag #AskB1GPplayers. Some of the players who'll be dropping by include:

  • Illinois TE Jon Davis and DL Austin Teitsma

  • Indiana QB Nate Sudfeld

  • Maryland QB C.J. Brown

  • Iowa DT Carl Davis

  • Michigan DE Frank Clark and QB Devin Gardner

  • Michigan State DE Shilique Calhoun and QB Connor Cook

  • Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner

  • Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah and WR Kenny Bell

  • Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian

  • Ohio State DT Michael Bennett and QB Braxton Miller

  • Penn State RB Bill Belton

  • Purdue RB/KR Raheem Mostert

  • Rutgers DT Darius Hamilton

  • Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon.

Also make sure to follow the individual Twitter handles Adam and I will be using here and here.

We've done loads of previewing of this event, covering everything you'd need to expect from these two days in the Windy City. If you need a refresher, click here to sift through our coverage.

Here's the official schedule of events today (again, all times are ET):

Coaches at the podium

10:30 a.m -- Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern

10:45 a.m. -- Darrell Hazell, Purdue

11 a.m. -- Gary Andersen, Wisconsin

11:15 a.m. -- Tim Beckman, Illinois

11:30 a.m. -- Brady Hoke, Michigan

12 p.m. -- Kyle Flood, Rutgers

12:15 p.m. -- Jerry Kill, Minnesota

12:30 p.m. -- Mark Dantonio, Michigan State

1 p.m. -- Bo Pelini, Nebraska

1:15 p.m. -- Randy Edsall, Maryland

1:30 p.m. -- Urban Meyer, Ohio State

2 p.m. -- James Franklin, Penn State

2:15 p.m. -- Kevin Wilson, Indiana

2:30 p.m. -- Kirk Ferentz, Iowa

Others at podium

2:45 p.m. -- Mark Silverman, Big Ten Network

3 p.m. -- Michael Kelly, College Football Playoff

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

Coaches and players will also be available in breakout interview sessions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Make sure to keep your browsers locked on the blog for all the latest from Big Ten media days.