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B1G Football Media Days – download all the media guides

It’s a gorgeous day on the Near South Side of Chicago. Illinois is now relevant in football for the first time in a decade, so I made my inaugural appearance at the B1G Football Media Days. Scroll down to see what Lovie Smith & Josh Whitman had to say during the morning session.

Those two will press the flesh at the $100/plate Kickoff Luncheon here at the Hyatt Regency-McCormick Place. They’ll return later this afternoon for more Q&A, along with Wes Lunt, Ke’Shawn Vaughn & Dawuane Smoot.

While you’re waiting, peruse each and every one of the Big Ten schools’ media guides. You’ll find them all here.

Also, you’ll want to read, watch and listen to other Illini media in attendance, so here’s a (likely incomplete) list

Herb Gould – Sun-Times

Vinnie Duber – Comcast SportsNet

Jeremy Werner – Scout

Bill Bender – Sporting News

Shannon Ryan & Teddy Greenstein – Chicago Tribune

Matt Daniels, Bob Asmussen & Loren Tate – Champaign News-Gazette

Mark Tupper – Decatur Herald-Tribune

Steve Kelly & Brian Barnhart – WDWS

Doug Bucshon & Jonathan Joffe – Rivals

Gordon Voit –

There are surely others, I just didn’t see them.

Here’s what Lovie and Josh said this morning.