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    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Chris Collins (right) talks with Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino at the 2013 Big Ten Basketball Media Day.
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    Chris Collins (right) talks with Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino at the 2013 Big Ten Basketball Media Day.
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    Oct. 31, 2013

    2013 B1G Basketball Media Day Photo Gallery | Collins Press Conference Transcription (PDF)

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Northwestern's men's and women's basketball programs joined their conference brethren on Thursday for the annual Big Ten Basketball Media Day at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont.

    NU's men's program was represented by first-year head coach Chris Collins as well as redshirt senior Drew Crawford and junior Dave Sobolewski. The Wildcats' women's team featured the contingent of head coach Joe McKeown, junior Karly Roser and sophomore Maggie Lyon.

    Beginning at 8 a.m. and going through noon, members of both programs took their turns doing television interviews with Big Ten Network, ESPN and Fox Sports 1 as well as audio interviews for Sirius/XM as well as a still photo session for BTN. Coaches Collins and McKeown each addressed the media in a press conference format before joining their players for one-on-one interviews along with all 11 other schools. Video of the press conferences and recaps of the day are embedded below.

    Transcripts and videos of the press conferences for Collins and McKeown, a video recap by Meghan McKeown, a video recap of Collins' first Media Day and a photo gallery can be found in the links at the top of the page.

    Both Northwestern programs play their lone exhibition games vs. Lewis University at Welsh-Ryan Arena next Wednesday, Nov. 6. The women's game gets underway at 5 p.m., while the men's contest is slated to tip at 7:15.

    VIDEO: Chris Collins Behind the Scenes at B1G Media Day

    VIDEO: Meghan McKeown Reports From B1G Media Day

    VIDEO: Chris Collins Press Conference

    VIDEO: Joe McKeown Press Conference