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Big Ten Releases List Of Players Attending Media Days

Here's who will be representing their programs in Chicago.

The Big Ten announced today the list of players that will be representing their programs at the conference's media days in Chicago.

There will be 42 players at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and Convention Center in Chicago in two weeks, including 25 returning All-Big Ten selections.

A couple of notable absentees on the list are Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett and Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, perhaps the conference's two biggest stars.

Barrett has been before, so it appears that Urban Meyer is giving the opportunity to three other seniors. Barkley can't go since he's not a senior, per the conference's rule.

Here's the full list:

EAST DIVISION

INDIANA
Rashard Fant, Sr., CB*
Richard Lagow, Sr., QB*
Tegray Scales, Sr., LB*

MARYLAND
Jermaine Carter Jr., Sr., LB*
Ty Johnson, Jr., RB
D.J. Moore, Jr., WR

MICHIGAN
Mason Cole, Sr., OL*
Maurice Hurst, Sr., DT
Mike McCray, Sr., LB*

MICHIGAN STATE
Brian Allen, Sr., OL*
Chris Frey, Sr., LB
Gerald Holmes, Sr., RB

OHIO STATE
Tyquan Lewis, Sr., DE*
Billy Price, Sr., C*
Chris Worley, Sr., LB

PENN STATE
Marcus Allen, Sr., S*
Jason Cabinda, Sr., LB*
Mike Gesicki, Sr., TE*

RUTGERS
Blessuan Austin, Jr., CB
Sebastian Joseph, Sr., DL
Dorian Miller, Sr., OL

WEST DIVISION

ILLINOIS
Christian DiLauro, Sr., OL
Jaylen Dunlap, Sr., DB
Malik Turner, Sr., WR

IOWA
Josey Jewell, Sr., MLB*
Matt VandeBerg, Sr., WR
Sean Welsh, Sr., OL*

MINNESOTA
Jonathan Celestin, Sr., LB*
Steven Richardson, Sr., DT*
Rodney Smith, Jr., RB*

NEBRASKA
Chris Jones, Sr., CB*
Tanner Lee, Jr., QB
Chris Weber, Sr., LB

NORTHWESTERN
Godwin Igwebuike, Sr., S*
Justin Jackson, Sr., RB*
Clayton Thorson, Jr., QB*

PURDUE
Ja’Whaun Bentley, Sr., LB
David Blough, Jr., QB*
Danny Ezechukwu, Sr., LB

WISCONSIN
Jack Cichy, Sr., LB*
T.J. Edwards, Jr., LB*
Troy Fumagalli, Sr., TE*

* indicates 2016 all-conference selections and honorable mentions

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