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BTN LiveBIG: Wisconsin alum charges toward danger, but steers clear of bull

Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big Ten alums are taking to work. While a student at the University of Wisconsin, a few important developments prompted Jake Wood to serve his country in some of the world’s most dangerous places and become co-founder and CEO of Team Rubicon, a unique disaster-response organization that leverages veterans as volunteers. The first was the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. “I was a freshman when 9/11 happened,”

Big Ten Championship: 3 takeaways from each coach before Saturday

Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer addressed the media on Friday before the Badgers and Buckeyes square off in Saturday night’s Big Ten championship tilt. This is Meyer’s second time playing in the Big Ten title game after his Buckeyes fell to Michigan State last season, which ultimately left the Buckeyes out of the BCS Championship game. For Andersen, this is his first run at a Big Ten title. Of course, this is the third time in four years the Badgers have played in this game, but the first two were under the guidance of Brett

Big Ten Championship: Underrated & understated quarterbacks will be key

BTN.com's Tom Dienhart is in Indianapolis for Saturday's Big Ten Football Championshiop and he writes about the quarterbacks - Wisconsin’s Joel Stave/Tanner McEvoy and Ohio State’s Cardale Jones. "It won’t conjure images of Brady vs. Manning. Still, the signal-callers in the 2014 Big Ten title game still will be the keys to victory for their respective teams."

Dienhart: Saturday's outcome could keep a Big Ten bowl-eligible team home

An email sent to Big Ten presidents and athletic directors earlier this week indicated that there’s a chance a league team that is bowl eligible could miss out on the postseason. That possibility will hinge on what happens in the Big Ten championship game this Saturday in Indianapolis between Ohio State and Wisconsin. Here are the likely scenarios: If Wisconsin beats Ohio State, it’s likely that all Big Ten bowl-eligible squads will be in the postseason, as Ohio State, Michigan State and Wisconsin figure to land in New Year’s Day slots with the other eligible teams nabbing lower bowl spots.

Watch today's Big Ten Football Championship press conferences live

Leading up to Satrurday’s Big Ten Football Championship, BTN will air today’s Big Ten Football Championship team press conferences with Gary Andersen at 3:30 p.m. ET and Urban Meyer at 4 p.m. ET. Click this link at 3:30 to watch the first press conference and stay with the same link through 4 p.m. for the second press conference. We will also clip both sessions and post the video here on BTN.com. Later on “BTN Live,” BTN’s Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Howard Griffith and Glen Mason will broadcast live from the Big Ten Fan Fest at 6 p.m. ET. Other coverage

Could bowl-eligible Big Ten team miss the postseason? Read the Big Ten links

Even though it’s bowl eligible with six wins, could Penn State—or any other 6-6 and 7-5 Big Ten team–be left out of the postseason? Greg Pickel of Pennlive.com says the outcome of Saturday’s Big Ten championship game between Wisconsin and Ohio State will be a major factor in determining whether a team stays home or not. If Wisconsin beats Ohio State, it’s a near certainty that everyone is going bowling because the Big Ten would likely have three programs — Ohio State, Michigan State, and Wisconsin — in a New Year’s bowl. If the Buckeyes win, however, the league could

BTN LiveBIG: For Purdue scientists, hunger is no game

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. Hunger is a problem all over the world, but it’s not always due to a lack of water or arable land. In many areas, such remote parts of Africa, if seeds aren’t preserved for the next growing season, it can mean thousands of people will starve later on, even after a successful harvest. Over the last few years, researchers at Purdue University