July 12, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana center Will Matte and defensive tackles Larry Black, Jr., and Adam Replogle will attend the 2012 Big Ten Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon, held Thursday and Friday, July 26 and 27, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.
The 41st annual event, which features IU head coach Kevin Wilson and the conference's other 11 head coaches, begins at 10 a.m. CT with the players and coaches autograph and photo session for fans attending the luncheon. The luncheon is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. CT, with comments from all 12 coaches and a player representative.
A fifth-year senior who earned a spot on the 2012 Rimington Trophy Fall Watch List, Matte started the first 32 games of his career at center before suffering an injury in week eight at Wisconsin last season. He made nine starts and appeared in 10 games overall in 2011.
The seven-time game captain helped Indiana rush for 1,374 yards in Big Ten play, the program's highest total since 2001. IU posted five games with over 200 rushing yards, including a 319-yard effort against Northwestern - the most for the Hoosiers in a conference game since 2003.
Replogle and Black have played alongside each other 36 times the last three seasons and are tied for the team lead with 15.5 career tackles for loss.
A senior out of Centerville, Ohio, Replogle has started the team's last 35 contests and played in all 36 since his arrival in 2009. He enters 2012 leading all Hoosier defenders with 113 tackles and 10 sacks in his career.
Replogle was elected team captain last season and earned a spot on the Capital One Academic All-District V team. A finalist for the ARA Sportsmanship Award, he received Indiana's Academic Excellence Award, collected Indiana's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award and carded Academic All-Big Ten accolades.
Black, a fifth-year senior, collected 47 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2011. He tied for third on the team with 5.5 tackles for loss (30 yards) and recorded at least five stops in six games.
The Cincinnati native has 91 tackles and four sacks to go along with his 15.5 career TFLs.