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BTN LiveBIG: Penn State powers up social skills of kids with autism

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. When interacting with people on the autism spectrum, it’s important to remember that they have a unique perspective. It’s not that their brains don’t work correctly, but rather that they work differently. Dr. Suzy Scherf, professor of psychology at Penn State, was reminded of that recently when she encountered one of the students in her senior seminar who has Asperger syndrome. “This

Video: Rick Pizzo anchors our 'BTN Hockey Report'

The Big Ten hockey season is underway, which means our BTN Hockey Report is back for the 2015-16 campaign. BTN studio host Rick Pizzo, who played hockey at Hamilton College, will anchor our Big Ten hockey coverage this season. The BTN Hockey Report will include weekend highlights, standouts and analysis surrounding all six Big Ten hockey programs. Check out this year’s first edition of our report in the video on top of this post. Also, follow our Big Ten hockey Twitter account, @HockeyonBTN, for updates throughout the season. Enjoy, Big Ten fans!

FOXSports.com's Clay Travis: 'SEC is still king of college football'

Let’s talk facts, OK? [ MORE: Full 2015-16 bowl schedule | Best of the Bowls | Ranking the bowls, 1-40 | Big Ten bowl bags | Big Ten bowl factoids | Get all of our bowl coverage ] The Big Ten is home to the reigning national champ (Ohio State). The SEC hasn’t won the the national crown since 2012, this after its unbelievable run of dominance at the end of the BCS era. The Big Ten has one team (Michigan State) in the second annual College Football Playoff. The SEC also has one (Alabama). The Big Ten went 2-2

Dienhart: One storyline for every 2015-16 Big Ten bowl game

Every game has a storyline, right? So what are they for the 10 Big Ten bowl teams? From Michigan State and its playoff matchup with Alabama in the Cotton Bowl to Minnesota and its battle vs. Central Michigan in the Quick Lane Bowl, here is what to watch for. [ MORE: Full 2015-16 bowl schedule | Best of the Bowls | Ranking the bowls, 1-40 | Big Ten bowl bags | Big Ten bowl factoids | Get all of our bowl coverage ] Indiana. Just getting to a bowl is a big deal for the Hoosiers, who last went in

It's time to see what's inside 2015-16 Big Ten bowl gift bags

Every year this comes out, and I love to check it out. It’s a look at the contents in the bowl goody bags given to players. And some of the loot is pretty sweet. [ MORE: Full 2015-16 bowl schedule | Ranking the bowls, 1-40 | Big Ten bowl bags | Big Ten bowl factoids | Get all of our bowl coverage ] Watches, sandals, sunglasses, $300 gift cards to Best Buy … even something called a Ogio backack with hydration bladder. I guess I want one. I don’t know. Maybe. Check it all out. It’s a nice haul for

These Big Ten state signs could be the perfect holiday present

Need a holiday present for the Big Ten fan who seems to have everything? [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] You may be in luck; that is, if you know someone who is a Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State or Wisconsin fan who loves representing his/her school and state. Groupon is currently running a sale on NCAA College State Signs, with the aforementioned five Big Ten schools included in the collection, for $36.99. Each sign, which weighs roughly 4.5 pounds, is the shape of the school’s state and includes geographical features. Click