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BTN LiveBIG: Iowa research professor wages one-woman crusade against cancer

For as long as she can remember, University of Iowa research professor Kristina Thiel has been fascinated by science. She discovered her calling in an unlikely place as a girl growing up in the small town of Andalusia, Ala. “My dad owned a little dry cleaners and at a really young age, I was fascinated with the chemistry behind it,” she said in her soft Southern accent. “I knew that how you get the stains out of clothing is based on one thing: chemistry.” From those unassuming origins, Thiel launched a career devoted to trying to kick cancer where it counts. After

Five Big Ten players in first round of Mel Kiper Jr.'s NFL Mock Draft 4.0

The NFL Draft is just three weeks away, which means experts are putting the final touches on their 2015 mock drafts. ESPN NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. recently released his 4.0 mock draft, which features five Big Ten players in the first round. The first Big Ten star Kiper Jr. projects to be off the board is Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff, who he has going No. 6 overall to the New York Jets. “The new threats in the passing game are nice, but given the QB options on the roster, this team needs to be able to run

Report: Conference title game restrictions to be relaxed by 2016 is reporting that football conference title games will be deregulated in 2016. And, that’s OK. NCAA rules say a league must have at least 12 schools, and teams must play every other team in their division, if a conference wants to play a title game. The ACC, Big Ten, SEC and Pac 12 all have such a configuration, with two division winners meeting for the title. The Big 12 is the lone “major” league that lacks a conference title game, as it has only 10 schools. Now, the Big 12 and ACC want to change the rules—for different reasons,

BTN LiveBIG: Hawkeye homecoming queen takes on engineering, international aid and triathlons

Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section. Heading to the University of Iowa four years ago, Allison Kindig was like most other undergraduate students — unsure about her life’s direction, but excited about what the future held in store. As she prepares to graduate this spring with a degree in engineering, Kindig can look back at her academic career so far and say she’s accomplished her goal — and