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James Vandenberg
Senior QB | 6-3, 212

Senior quarterback James Vandenberg has the numbers to make a case for being one of the top quarterbacks in the Big Ten Conference. As a junior, Vandenberg threw for 3,022 yards and 25 touchdowns with seven interceptions. Only 17 returning players in the FBS threw for more yards in 2011 than Vandenberg.

No. 16 James Vandenberg Bio
 
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Maxwell Award
Davey O'Brien Award
Manning Award
CFPA Quarterback Trophy

James Ferentz
Senior C | 6-2, 284

Senior center James Ferentz will anchor Iowa's offensive line after starting all 26 games over the past two seasons. Ferentz earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors by both the coaches and media as a junior.

No. 53 James Ferentz Bio
 
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Outland Trophy
Rimington Trophy

Micah Hyde
Senior CB | 6-1, 190

Senior cornerback Micah Hyde, a second team All-Big Ten selection by the media in 2011, is one of the most experienced players on the Iowa defense heading into the 2012 season. Hyde has started the last 26 games, where he has come up with seven interceptions.

No. 18 Micah Hyde Bio
 
Watch Lists
Bednarik Award
Bronko Nagurski Award
CFPA Defensive Back Trophy

  Live on BTN

Leaders Division Coaches
  • Bret Bielema, Wisconsin
    10-10:15 a.m.
  • Danny Hope, Purdue
    10:15-10:30 a.m.
  • Urban Meyer, Ohio State
    10:30-10:45 a.m.
  • Tim Beckman, Illinois
    11 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
  • Kevin Wilson, Indiana
    11:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
  • Bill O'Brien, Penn State
    11:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
Legends Division Coaches
  • Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern
    12-12:15 p.m.
  • Jerry Kill, Minnesota
    12:15-12:30 p.m.
  • Brady Hoke, Michigan
    12:30-12:45 p.m.
  • Bo Pelini, Nebraska
    12:45-1 p.m.
  • Mark Dantonio, Michigan St.
    1:15-1:30 p.m.
  • Kirk Ferentz, Iowa
    1:30-1:45 p.m.

  B1G Media Days

The Iowa Hawkeyes will be represented by head coach Kirk Ferentz, senior quarterback James Vandenberg, senior offensive lineman James Ferentz, and senior defensive back Micah Hyde at Big Ten Football Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon in Chicago.

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  Iowa Schedule

Thursday, July 26
1 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. - Vandenberg, Ferentz, Hyde with BTN, CBS, ESPN
1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Ferentz Media Session
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Local Radio Interviews
2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Local TV & Sirius XM Radio Interviews
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Ferentz with Television

Friday, July 27
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Coaches/Players 1-on-1 Interviews with reporters
10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. - Coach Ferentz on BTN studio set
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Coaches/Players autograph session
11 a.m. - Coaches/Players Group Photos
11:30 a.m. - 41st Annual Kickoff Luncheon


  Live Updates

6 p.m. - Friday, July 27 -- Click HERE to access the complete photo gallery from Friday at the B1G Media Days in Chicago.

11:30 a.m. - Friday, July 27 -- The B1G Media Days came to a close with the 41st annual kickoff luncheon. ESPN's Chris Fowler served as the host, and Michigan's Denard Robinson served as the players' keynote speaker.
 
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11:20 a.m. - Friday, July 27 -- The 12 B1G coaches together for a picture following the FanFest. The 36 B1G student-athletes in attendance in Chicago together for a picture at the conclusion of the FanFest.
 
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11:10 a.m. - Friday, July 27 -- The 36 B1G student-athletes in attendance in Chicago together for a picture at the conclusion of the FanFest.
 
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10 a.m. - Friday, July 27 -- James Vandenberg, James Ferentz and Micah Hyde signed hundreds of autographs at the B1G FanFest on Friday.
 
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8 a.m. - Friday, July 27 -- Coach Ferentz, along with James Vandenberg (pictured below), James Ferentz and Micah Hyde, spent two hours Friday morning answering questions in a 1-on-1 format with local and national media.
 
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5:40 p.m., Thursday, July 26 -- Ferentz cites Hawkeye's attitude, potential

5 p.m. - Thursday, July 26 -- Click HERE to read the press conference transcript from coach Ferentz's media session Thursday in Chicago.

4 p.m. - Thursday, July 26 -- Click HERE to check out the complete Thursday photo gallery from the B1G Football Media Days.

3:30 p.m. - Thursday, July 26 -- Click HERE to see video of coach Ferentz's media session Thursday at the B1G Media Days.

3 p.m. - Thursday, July 26 -- Coach Ferentz, along with James Vandenberg, James Ferentz and Micah Hyde, answer questions with local Iowa television affiliates.
 
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2:10 p.m. - Thursday, July 26 -- Head coach Kirk Ferentz talking to the "Voice of the Hawkeyes" Gary Dolphin.
 
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1:40 p.m. - Thursday, July 26 -- Head coach Kirk Ferentz at the media session Thursday afternoon. Click HERE for the PDF transcript of the press conference.
 
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1:23 p.m., Thursday, July 26 -- Coach Ferentz is set to meet the media at 1:30 p.m. The interview will be aired live on the BTN.

1 p.m. - Thursday, July 26 -- Senior defensive back Micah Hyde during a photo shoot with BTN.
 
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12:45 p.m. - Thursday, July 26 -- UI director of athletics Gary Barta talks with the UI's player representatives in Chicago.
 
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12:33 p.m., Thursday, July 26 -- Coach Ferentz begins the interview circuit at the B1G Media Days.
 
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11 a.m., Thursday, July 26 -- The level of interest at B1G Football Media Days has knocked out Twitter... don't forget, coach Ferentz is up at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon.
 
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7:30 a.m., Thursday, July 26 -- Get up to speed with Thursday morning's headlines on the Hawkeyes prior to #B1GFootball Media Days in Chicago.

PSU Coach Says Ferentz Handling Transfers the Right Way -- Hawkcentral.com
Hawkeyes Unfazed by Lack of Media Love -- Hawkmania.com


Media Guides

7:15 a.m., Thursday, July 26 -- Senior James Vandenberg is one of three B1G quarterbacks to be named to the 2012 Manning Award Watch List. Vandenberg is also on the Maxwell and Davey O'Brien watch lists. Read about the Manning Award and view the complete list at the link below:
2012 Manning Award Watch List
 
Big Ten Football Media Day preview

4 p.m., Wednesday, July 25 -- Three Hawkeye football players and coach Ferentz will arrive soon at Chicago's Hyatt Regency McCormick Place for the B1G Football Media Days.
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