Big Ten Football Media Day Coverage

Audio/Story posted July 25, 2013 in CommRadio, Sports by ComRadio Football Staff


CHICAGO - Big Ten Media Day is complete from the Hilton Chicago. Below ComRadio has stories, audio and video from each Big Ten team.

ComRadio also spoke to former Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George. Listen here.

Click on one of the teams below for interviews with coaches and players that participated in Media Days.

Penn State | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Michigan | Michigan State | Minnesota 

Nebraska | Northwestern | Ohio State | Purdue |Wisconsin


Penn State

Head Coach Bill O'Brien Big Ten Media Day Press Conference

Interview with Penn State linebacker Glenn Carson

Interview with Penn State safety Malcolm Willis

Penn State offensive lineman John Urschel addressing the media


Ohio State

Interview with Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller

Interview with Ohio State offensive lineman Jack Mewhort

Interview with Ohio State cornerback Christian Bryant

Head Coach Urban Meyer Big Ten Media Day Press Conference



Interview with Wisconsin running back James White

Interview with Wisconsin wide receiver Jared Abbrederis

Interview with Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland

Head Coach Gary Andersen Big Ten Media Day Press Conference



Interview with Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase

Interview with Illinois offensive tackle Corey Lewis

Interview with Illinois defensive lineman Tim Kynard

Head Coach Tim Beckman Big Ten Media Day Press Conference



Interview with Indiana wide receiver Kofi Hughes

Interview with Indiana kicker Mitch Ewald

Head Coach Kevin Wilson Big Ten Media Day Press Conference



Interview with Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell

Interview with Purdue cornerback Ricardo Allen

Interview with Purdue tight end Gabe Holmes

Interview with Purdue defensive tackle Bruce Gaston



Interview with Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz

Iowa linebacker James Morris addresses disappointing 2012 season



Interview with Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan

Taylor Lewan on his diet and recent weight loss

Interview with Michigan safety Thomas Gordon

Head Coach Brady Hoke Big Ten Media Day Press Conference


Michigan State

Interview with Michigan State linebacker Max Bullough

Interview with Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard

Head Coach Mark Dantonio Big Ten Media Day Press Conference



Interview with Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill

Interview with Minnesota running back Donnell Kirkwood

Interview with Minnesota defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman

Interview with Minnesota defensive back Brock Vereen



Interview with Northwestern running back Venric Mark

Interview with Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter

Interview with Northwestern defensive end Tyler Scott

Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald and QB Kain Colter addressing the media



Interview with Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez

Head Coach Bo Pelini Big Ten Media Day Press Conference


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