The 2017-18 college football season is drawing closer, which means it's time for coaches to take the podium for their annual media days.
The Big Ten conference is one of the latest to play host, with its media days scheduled for July 24-25 in Chicago.
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Big Ten Network will provide all the live coverage and video for both days. Click here for the full schedule of events and to find out when each coach takes the podium.
Here are the conference's head coaches and student-athletes who will be in attendance for media days this year:
|Illinois||Lovie Smith; Christian DiLauro (OL), Jaylen Dunlap (DB), Malik Turner (WR)|
|Tom Allen; Rashard Fant (CB), Richard Lagow (QB), Tegray Scales (LB)|
|Iowa||Kirk Ferentz; Josey Jewell (LB), Matt VandeBerg (WR), Sean Welsh (OL)|
|Maryland||D.J. Durkin; Jermaine Carter Jr. (LB), Ty Johnson (RB), DJ Moore (WR)|
|Michigan||Jim Harbaugh; Mason Cole (OL), Maurice Hurst (DT), Mike McCray (LB)|
|Michigan State||Mark Dantonio; Brian Allen (OL), Chris Frey (LB), Gerald Homes (RB)|
|Minnesota||P.J. Fleck; Jonathan Celestin (LB), Steven Richardson (DT), Rodney Smith (RB)|
|Nebraska||Mike Riley; Chris Jones (CB), Tanner Lee (QB), Chris Weber (LB)|
|Northwestern||Pat Fitzgerald; Godwin Igwebuike (S), Justin Jackson (RB), Clayton Thorson (QB)|
|Ohio State||Urban Meyer; Tyquan Lewis (DE), Billy Price (C), Chris Worley (LB)|
|Penn State||James Franklin; Marcus Allen (S), Jason Cabinda (LB), Mike Gesicki (TE)|
|Purdue||Jeff Brohm; Ja'Whaun Bentley (LB), David Blough (QB), Danny Ezechukwu (LB)|
|Rutgers||Chris Ash; Blessuan Austin (CB), Sebastian Joseph (DL), Dorian Miller (OL)|
|Wisconsin||Paul Chryst; Jack Cichy (LB), TJ Edwards (LB), Troy Fumagalli (TE)|
There are a lot of big coaching names on this list, headlined by Ohio State's Urban Meyer and Michigan's Jim Harbaugh, but many Big Ten fans will also be introduced to a handful of newcomers to the conference. Most notably, P.J. Fleck will experience his first Big Ten media day at Minnesota after coming over from Western Michigan, a MAC school he led to the 2017 Cotton Bowl.
Last year's conference title went to Penn State, who rallied to defeat Wisconsin 38-31 in Indianapolis. Four Big Ten schools played in the New Year's Six bowls, including Ohio State, who lost to Clemson in the CFP semifinals.
The 2017 Big Ten title game will again be played in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium on Dec. 2.