2009 Big Ten Football Media Guide




July 22, 2009

Welcome to the 2009 college football season! The Big Ten Conference would like to thank those media members who have covered Big Ten football over the years and would like to welcome those members new to our conference. This media guide is intended to assist in the media’s coverage of Big Ten football. Those needing additional information should contact the Big Ten Communications office.

Beginning with the 2009-10 academic year, the Big Ten will no longer produce printed versions of its media guides. As media become more reliant upon the internet, it made sense to move the media guide to an online version that can be updated on a more consistent basis. We will now be able to update records as they happen, thereby creating a living document that evolves with the season. Moving to an on-line media guide also allows the conference to contain costs while “going green”, saving almost one million pieces of paper.

The online portion of the media guide featured below also includes links to the 2009 Big Ten Media Directory and media guide PDFs for all 11 schools along with current rosters, coaches’ bios and statistics. Please note that the media directory and school media guides are for media use only and are password-protected – please contact the Big Ten Communications department for access information. Fans should contact schools directly to request any publications.

As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need assistance, and we look forward to working with you this season!

BIG TEN CONFERENCE

Full Media Guide (Updated through games of Jan. 5) | Full Media Directory
Media Guide Sections: Media Information | Big Ten Conference History
Commisioner James E. Delany | Schedules | Team Capsules | 2008 Season In Review
Bowl Games | Coaching Records | Records | History | Honors

Media Contact: Scott Chipman, schipman@bigten.org, (847) 696-1010 ext. 141

ILLINOIS
Head Coach: Ron Zook
2009: Team Page | ScheduleRoster | Media Guide
2008: Overall Stats | Conference-Only Stats

Media Contact:
Cassie Arner, arner@illinois.edu, (217) 244-3886

INDIANA
Head Coach: Bill Lynch
2009: Team Page | ScheduleRoster | Media Guide
2008: Overall Stats | Conference-Only Stats

Media Contact: Jeff Keag, jkeag@indiana.edu; (812) 855-6209
IOWA
Head Coach: Kirk Ferentz
2009: Team Page | ScheduleRoster | Media Guide
2008: Overall Stats | Conference-Only Stats

Media Contact: Phil Haddy, phillip-haddy@uiowa.edu, (319) 335-9411

MICHIGAN
Head Coach: Rich Rodriguez
2009: Team Page | Schedule | RosterMedia Guide
2008: Overall Stats | Conference-Only Stats

Media Contact: David Ablauf, dablauf@umich.edu, (734) 763-4423

MICHIGAN STATE
Head Coach: Mark Dantonio
2009: Team Page | Schedule | Roster | Media Guide
2008: Overall Stats | Conference-Only Stats

Media Contact: John Lewandowski, lewand19@ath.msu.edu, (517) 355-2271
MINNESOTA
Head Coach: Tim Brewster
2009: Team Page | Schedule | Roster | Media Guide
2008: Overall Stats | Conference-Only Stats

Media Contact:
Andy Seeley, aseeley@umn.edu, (612) 625-4090
NORTHWESTERN
Head Coach: Pat Fitzgerald
2009: Team Page | ScheduleRoster | Media Guide
2008: Overall Stats | Conference-Only Stats

Media Contact: Mike Wolf, mwolf@northwestern.edu, (847) 467-2028
OHIO STATE
Head Coach: Jim Tressel
2009: Team Page | Schedule | Roster | Media Guide
2008: Overall Stats | Conference-Only Stats

Media Contact: Shelly Poe, poes@buckeyes.ath.ohio-state.edu, (614) 247-7023
PENN STATE
Head Coach: Joe Paterno
2009: Team Page | Schedule | Roster | Media Guide
2008: Overall Stats | Conference-Only Stats

Media Contact: Jeff Nelson, jtn4@psu.edu, (814) 865-1757/1759
PURDUE
Head Coach: Danny Hope
2009: Team Page | Schedule | Roster | Media Guide
2008: Overall Stats | Conference-Only Stats

Media Contact: Tom Schott, tschott@purdue.edu, (765) 494-3145
WISCONSIN
Head Coach: Bret Bielema
2009: Team Page | ScheduleRoster | Media Guide
2008: Overall Stats | Conference-Only Stats

Media Contact: Brian Lucas, bml@athletics.wisc.edu, (608) 262-1811