Friday, July 20, 2018

Your 2018 Big Ten media days primer

While most fans are in the middle of vacation time and lazy beach days, media days season is upon us and the unofficial to the 2018 college football season.

The Big Ten conference takes center stage on July 23 and 24 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Ill.

Here are the scheduled notable events to take place (Subject To Change):

Monday, July 23:

Press Conference for Big Ten

Jim Delany, Big Ten Commissioner 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Press Conference with Coaches

Scott Frost, Nebraska
 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern 12:15 – 12:30 p.m.
James Franklin, Penn State 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
Jeff Brohm, Purdue 12:45 – 1:00 p.m.
P.J. Fleck, Minnesota
 1:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Chris Ash, Rutgers
 1:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Jim Harbaugh, Michigan 1:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Individual Podiums

Penn State players, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Trace McSorley, Sr., QB
Amani Oruwariye, Sr., CB
Nick Scott, Sr., S

Nebraska coach Scott Frost, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Rutgers coach Chris Ash, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Nebraska players, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Jerald Foster, Sr., OG
Stanley Morgan Jr., Sr., WR
Mick Stoltenberg, Sr., NT

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Northwestern players, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Nate Hall, Sr., LB
Montre Hartage, Sr., CB
Clayton Thorson, Sr., QB

Penn State coach James Franklin, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck, 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Purdue players, 3:45- 4:45 p.m.

Markus Bailey, Jr., LB
David Blough, Sr., QB
Elijah Sindelar, Jr., QB

Minnesota players, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Thomas Barber, Jr., LB
Carter Coughlin, Jr., LB
Rodney Smith, Sr., RB

Rutgers players, 4:15- 5:15 p.m.
Blessuan Austin, Sr., DB
Tariq Cole, Sr., OL
Deonte Roberts, Sr., LB

Michigan players, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Karan Higdon, Sr., RB
Tyree Kinnel, Sr., DB
Chase Winovich, Sr., DL

Tuesday, July 24:

Press Conference with Coaches

Kirk Ferentz, Iowa
 8:00 – 8:15 a.m.
Tom Allen, Indiana
 8:15 – 8:30 a.m.
Mark Dantonio, Michigan State 8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Lovie Smith, Illinois
 8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Paul Chryst, Wisconsin 9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
DJ Durkin, Maryland 9:15 – 9:30 a.m.
Urban Meyer, Ohio State, 9:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Press Conference for Big Ten and BTN, 9:45-10:15 a.m.

Bill Carollo, Big Ten Coordinator of Football OfficialsMark Silverman, FOX Sports National Networks and BTN President
Individual Podiums, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Big Ten Coordinator of Football Officials Bill Carollo, FOX SportsNational Networks and BTN President Mark Silverman and College Football Playoff Senior Director of External Relations and Branding Gina Lehe

47th Annual Kickoff Luncheon, 11:30- 2 p.m.
Individual Podiums

Iowa players, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Parker Hesse, Sr., DE
Matt Nelson, Sr., DE
Nate Stanley, Jr., QB

Ohio State coach, Urban Meyer, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

Iowa coach, Kirk Ferentz, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Wisconsin players, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Michael Deiter, Sr., OL
D’Cota Dixon, Sr., S
T.J. Edwards, Sr., ILB

Maryland coach DJ Durkin, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Maryland players, 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Derwin Gray, Sr., OL
Taivon Jacobs, Sr., WR 
Darnell Savage Jr., Sr., DB

Indiana coach Tom Allen, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio, 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Michigan State players, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Brian Lewerke, Jr., QB
LJ Scott, Sr., RB
Khari Willis, Sr., S

Ohio State players, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Parris Campbell, Sr., WR
Dre’Mont Jones, Jr., DT
Isaiah Prince, Sr., OT

Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

Indiana players, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Jonathan Crawford, Sr., S
Wes Martin, Sr., OL
Luke Timian, Sr., WR

Illinois coach Lovie Smith, 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.

Illinois players, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Nick Allegretti, Sr., OL
Mike Dudek, Jr., WR
Jamal Milan, Jr., DL

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Geno Green Experience- 2007 Appalachian State/Michigan recap with DaVaughn Lucas

On the return of the Geno Green Experience, College Sports Overload contributor DaVaughn Lucas comes on to review the 2007 Appalachian State/Michigan game at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Notable topics:

1:32- How the Appalachian State/Michigan game came together
7:55- The formation of the Big Ten Network
18:17- Game recap
1:21:01- The legacy of Appalachian State/Michigan
1:27:00- Game stats
1:31:34- How the image of Michigan football changed forever
1:39:40- Notable Appalachian State players who got drafted in the NFL and how the win helped give the FCS national exposure

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

College Sports Overload's 2018 college football schedule

Photo Credit- Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

With the college basketball season in the rear view mirror, spring football takes center stage and what better time to reveal our game schedule for 2018.

NOTE: Games will be added and are subject to change:

April 14:

Michigan spring game, 7 p.m.  CANCELLED

April 21:

Notre Dame spring game, 12:30 p.m.

July 23-24:

Big Ten Media Days (Chicago), Times TBA

Sept. 1:

Michigan at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 8:

Western Michigan at Michigan, Noon
Ball State at Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 15:

Vanderbilt at Notre Dame, 2:30 p.m.
South Florida vs Illinois (Soldier Field), 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 22:

Nebraska at Michigan, Time TBA

Sept. 29:

Stanford at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 13:

Pittsburgh at Notre Dame, 2:30 p.m.
Wisconsin at Michigan, Time TBA

Oct. 20:

Ohio State at Purdue, Time TBA

Nov. 3:

Penn State at Michigan, Time TBA

Nov. 10:

Florida State at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 1:

Big Ten Championship Game (Indianapolis), 8 p.m.

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