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IOWA CITY, IA – – Hawkeye football fans eager for the start of the 2010 season can see Head Coach Kirk Ferentz live from Big Ten Media Day, Aug. 2 at 12:45 p.m. CT, on the Big Ten Network. The Network will begin its coverage of the 2010 Big Ten football season with comprehensive television and internet coverage of Big Ten Football Media Days from the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago.
The Big Ten Network’s online coverage will include the media sessions on both Aug. 2 and Aug. 3, with the Monday press conferences streamed live on www.bigtennetwork.com. The website will also feature Twitter and blog updates, frequent video clips and interviews with Big Ten newsmakers.
Ferentz will be joined at the Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon by Hawkeye seniors Adrian Clayborn, Karl Klug and Ricky Stanzi.
Stanzi boasts an 18-4 record as Iowa’s starting quarterback over the last two seasons and ranks sixth in career passing yards (4,373) and passing touchdowns (31). The Mentor, OH, native finished the 2009 season as a recipient of the Roy J. Carver Most Valuable Player Award. He was named a permanent team captain while earning honorable mention all-America by Pro Football Weekly and honorable mention all-Big Ten by league media. He was one of 15 semi-finalists for the 2009 Davey O’Brien Award, honoring the top quarterback in the nation, and he is on the 2010 preseason watch list.
Clayborn started all 13 games at defensive end in 2009, recording 36 solo tackles and 34 assists. His 2009 honors include national Defensive Performer of the Year by College Football Performance Awards, first team all-Big Ten by league coaches and media, first team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele’s College Football, second team all-College Football Insiders, third team all-America by Phil Steele’s College Football and honorable mention all-America by Pro Football Weekly. Clayborn was also a recipient of Iowa’s Hustle Team Award on defense and was named a permanent team captain. The St. Louis, MO, native’s performance in Iowa’s 21-10 win at Penn State earned him Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week, AT&T all-America Player of the Week and ESPN.com Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week.
Clayborn has also compiled 2010 preseason honors, including first team all-America by Playboy, Lindy’s Football Preview and The Kickoff, first team all-Big Ten by Blue Ribbon Yearbook and second team all-America by NationalChamps.net. He has been named to the watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy.
Klug started all 13 games at defensive tackle in 2009, compiling 22 solo stops and 43 assists, including 13 tackles for a loss and four sacks. The Caledonia, MN, native was named first team all-Big Ten by Sporting News, honorable mention all-Big Ten by league coaches and named to Iowa’s Hustle Team Award on defense. Klug will be one of three seniors anchoring the defensive line in 2010. He has been named to the Outland Trophy preseason watch list.
The network’s preseason football coverage continues later in the week with the 90-minute Big Ten Kickoff Special at 1 p.m. CT on Saturday, Aug. 7. The show, which will also re-air at 6:30 p.m. CT, will feature interviews of Big Ten head football coaches by the Big Ten Football Saturday crew of Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith, to get their thoughts just days ahead of preseason camp.
The network’s coverage of Big Ten Media Days concludes with Commissioner James E. Delany’s press conference at 2:30 PM ET. Delany will address the media with an opening statement and then conduct a question-and-answer session.
Iowa will hold its annual football Media Day in Iowa City on Friday, Aug. 6.
The Black and Gold will open the 2010 season Sept. 4 against Eastern Illinois in historic Kinnick Stadium. The game is scheduled to kickoff at 11:05 a.m. CT and can be seen on the Big Ten Network.