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Head coach Bret Bielema and seniors Montee Ball, Mike Taylor and Ricky Wagner represent the Badgers at the 2012 Big Ten Football Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon this Thursday and Friday at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago.
For real-time updates from Chicago, follow along on Twitter and Facebook:
Badgers close out festivities Montee Ball, Mike Taylor and Ricky Wagner spent Friday morning meeting the press, conducting two hours worth of interviews with print and Web media members. From there, the Badgers spent an hour meeting their fans and signing autographs before taking part in the 41st Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon.
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This Fall Belongs to Ball He's back. Montee Ball has returned for his senior season looking for more after a record-setting junior campaign that saw the Badgers running back finish as a Heisman Trophy finalist.
Lucas: Ball front and center in Chicago The pronunciation of Montee Ball's name -- it's Mon-TAY, by the way -- dominated the discussion for the Badgers senior as he made the rounds in Chicago on Thursday, but his focus remains on the season to come.
Chat live with Ball, Taylor, Wagner Fans have the opportunity to interact with seniors Montee Ball, Mike Taylor and Ricky Wagner while the Badgers trio participates in media days activities in Chicago.
UWBadgers.com will host a live chat with the players 2-2:30 p.m. (CT) on Thursday.
Submit your questions during the chat or in advance on Twitter by tweeting @BadgerFootball and using the #askUW hashtag in your tweets. Fans can also submit questions directly by using the comment function during the chat.
BTN has Media Days covered Whether or not you can get to a TV on Thursday, you can catch five hours of live coverage from Big Ten Media Days, courtesy of BTN.
The press conferences for all 12 league head coaches (as well as Coordinator of Football Officials Bill Carollo and Commissioner Jim Delany) will be carried live on BTN and carried simultaneously online at BTN2Go. Coverage begins at 10 a.m.
In addition, the network will administer a live blog highlighting the events of the day, beginning at 8 a.m.
Ball, Taylor and Wagner to represent UW In addition to head coach Bret Bielema, the Badgers will be represented in Chicago by the senior trio of RB Montee Ball, LB Mike Taylor and OL Ricky Wagner. All four will spend Thursday making the rounds and meeting with members of the local and national media. Another interview session follows Friday morning before the annual Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon concludes the two-day event.