Some quick media day notes

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Just got an e-mail from the Big Ten regarding media days and wanted to pass it along.

Because of a conflict, Wisconsin senior linebacker DeAndre Levy will replace defensive tackle Jason Chapman at media days Thursday and Friday in Chicago. Levy will join tight end Travis Beckum and left guard Andy Kemp. Though I was looking forward to chatting with Chapman, Levy is a solid replacement. I talked with him in the spring about new coordinator Dave Doeren, and I'm looking forward to discussing a linebacker group that has high hopes for 2008 after an underwhelming performance last fall.

Also, media members will be able to watch a 10-minute points of emphasis video put together by the NCAA and the College Football Officiating Program. The video will air Thursday morning.

I'll have much more on media days as we get closer to the event. Here's the updated list of players scheduled to appear:


Ryan McDonald, Sr., OL
Brit Miller, Sr., LB

Juice Williams, Jr., QB


Greg Brown, Sr., DT

Austin Starr, Sr., PK

Marcus Thigpen, Sr., RB


Mitch King, Sr., DT

Matt Kroul, Sr., DT

Seth Olsen, Sr., OL


Tim Jamison, Sr., DE

Mike Massey, Sr., TE

Morgan Trent, Sr., CB

Michigan State

Brian Hoyer, Sr., QB

Justin Kershaw, Sr., DT

Javon Ringer, Sr., RB


Steve Davis, Sr., LB

Eric Decker, Jr., WR

Adam Weber, So., QB


C.J. Bacher, Sr., QB

Eric Peterman, Sr., WR

Tyrell Sutton, Sr., RB

Ohio State

Todd Boeckman, Sr., QB

Malcolm Jenkins, Sr., CB

James Laurinaitis, Sr., LB

Penn State

Josh Gaines, Sr., DE

A.Q. Shipley, Sr., C

Derrick Williams, Sr., WR


Anthony Heygood, Sr., LB

Curtis Painter, Sr., QB

Greg Orton, Sr., QB


Travis Beckum, Sr., TE

Andy Kemp, Sr., G

DeAndre Levy, Sr., LB