Baltimore Sun

Realignmen­t, NIL among Big Ten Media Days storylines

- By Ryan McFadden

Big Ten Conference Commission­er Kevin Warren as well as coaches and select players from each school will gather inside Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapol­is on Tuesday and Wednesday for the annual football media days. Amid another summer of groundbrea­king news — in this case, the addition of Southern California and UCLA — there will be plenty to discuss.

Warren will open the event with a 45-minute news conference at 10:15 a.m. where he’s expected to answer questions ranging from the Big Ten’s newest additions, the College Football Players Associatio­n, name, image and likeness and potential schedule formatting changes.

Nebraska coach Scott Frost, Maryland’s Mike Locksley, Minnesota’s P.J. Fleck, Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz, Indiana’s Tom Allen, Northweste­rn’s Pat Fitzgerald and Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh will also address the media on Tuesday before breaking off into separate podium sessions later in the day.

Locksley, who will be entering his fourth

season with Maryland, will be joined by quarterbac­k Taulia Tagovailoa, wide receiver Rakim Jarrett and cornerback Jakorian Bennett.

On Wednesday, coaches and players from Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, Michigan State, Purdue, Wisconsin and Illinois will speak.

Here are the most pressing topics likely to be discussed:

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