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BTN LiveBIG: At Big Ten universities, it's #ThanksGivingBack

On Thanksgiving Day, minds turn to thoughts of a big meal, a big game and maybe a big nap. But Thanksgiving can be more than an annual celebration of feasting, football and nodding off in a comfy recliner. Across the Big Ten Conference, students, faculty and alumni are using food and farming as a means to effect social change. Focusing on issues ranging from hunger and malnutrition to urban blight and entrepreneurship, they’re creating innovative solutions that have big impact. Below are just a few of the many stories highlighting how it’s not just Thanksgiving at the schools of the

Check out our Week 13 Big Ten football player rankings

The final week of the Big Ten regular season is approaching. [ MORE: Week 13 previews | Week 13 scoreboard | Stats | Standings | Latest polls | Polls: Pick Week 13 winners | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Best of Week 13 | Mailbag | Q&A: Greg McMullen | Week 12 award winners | YouTube highlights ] With seven exciting games on the slate this week, there should be plenty of outstanding individual performances. But who has been the most impressive Big Ten player thus far this season? After snapping a 15-game streak of 100-yard rushing games, does

Five Big Ten football facts heading into Week 13

Another week brought more exciting finishes in big ten play. In Columbus, Michael Geiger’s field goal gave Michigan State its second straight win in Columbus for the first time since 1951, ending the Buckeyes’ nation-long 24 game winning streak. And then in Madison, you had five turnovers, six Wildcat sacks, a pair of missed field goals, a running back spiking a football, three overturned touchdowns via replay and an education of the fair catch rule in a 13-7 Northwestern win; the Wildcats’ first victory at Camp Randall Stadium since the turn of the century. In other action around the league,

Ohio State fans wear 'We Are Penn State' shirts to hoops game

This weekend, Ohio State and Michigan will meet on the football field in one of the most storied rivalries in all of sports. However, in order to grab a spot in the Big Ten title game, the winner of that game will need some help. To have a chance at playing in the conference title game, Ohio State and Michigan need Michigan State to lose to Penn State on Saturday. If the Nittany Lions were to pull off an upset over the Spartans, then the winner of the Ohio State vs. Michigan game would represent the Big Ten in the

Watch Michael Geiger recreate celebration at MSU hoops game

It’s an interesting question, especially in the social media age: Will Michael Geiger’s game-winning kick or windmill celebration be the thing college football fans remember most about the final play in last week’s Michigan State victory at Ohio State? [ MORE: Best of Week 12 | Week 12 scores | Stats | Standings | Polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Week 12 picks revisited | Dienhart: Spartans end Buckeyes’ pursuit of perfection | What did our guy learn? | Week 12 award winners | Twitter: Iowa family reacts to Big Ten West title | YouTube highlights