Ohio State was selected as the preseason favorite to win another Big Ten championship while OSU senior linebacker James Laurinaitis was named preseason defensive player of the year and junior tailback Chris "Beanie" Wells was voted top preseason offensive player.
The event also marked the first conference appearance by new Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez and the final one by Purdue head coach Joe Tiller, who is retiring following the 2008 season.
Here are several photos from the annual Big Ten Media Day and Kickoff Luncheon.
Ohio State quarterback Todd Boeckman answers a question
Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald attended his third Media Day event as head coach
Purdue's Joe Tiller attends his final Media Day festivities
James Laurinaitis and Jim Tressel share a laugh
MSU head coach Mark Dantonio already has his game face on
The Big Ten media gets its first look at new Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez
Joe Paterno seems amused about another question regarding his status at Penn State