The Big Ten Conference announced today the 36 student-athletes scheduled to attend the 2011 Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon, held Friday, July 29, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The 40th annual event will mark the University of Nebraska's first official appearance as a member of the Big Ten Conference and serves as the beginning to the 2011 football season, which will lead in to the inaugural Big Ten Football Championship Game, held Dec. 3 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The event features all 12 conference head coaches and begins at 10 a.m. CT with the players and coaches autograph and photo session for fans attending the luncheon. The luncheon is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. CT, with comments from all 12 coaches and returning All-Big Ten quarterback Kirk Cousins of Michigan State, who will speak on behalf of the players in attendance. For more information, and the full list of players, click on this link.