Most of the headlines surrounding the list of student-athletes attending this year’s Big Ten Football Media Days haven’t focused on who will be there, but who won’t be.
None of the conference’s three most high-profile quarterbacks – Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett, Penn State’s Trace McSorley and Michigan’s Wilson Speight – will be in Chicago.
Neither will Penn State’s Saquon Barkley, arguably the best running back in all of college football, nor Ohio State’s Mike Weber and Iowa’s Akrum Wadley, two of the Big Ten’s other top runners.
Those players are among the Big Ten’s biggest stars.