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BTN LiveBIG shines a light on the community of Big Ten students, faculty and alumni who are making a difference in the world through innovations in research, education and community service. Check out our featured LiveBIG community stories below and join the LiveBIG conversation by sharing your stories with our Facebook and Twitter communities.

BTN LiveBIG: Iowa Dance Marathon students keep on moving for children’s cancer

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.

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BTN LiveBIG: Big Ten students tapped to fight growing problem of world hunger

It’s a big challenge: make sure every single one of the 9 billion-plus people living on Earth in 2050 is well-fed and nourished. But it’s one that students attending Big Ten universities are up for, as demonstrated by the honorees in the inaugural Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders for Food Security fellowship, sponsored and operated by Land O’Lakes Inc.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska research institute focuses on tomorrow’s security threats today

The recent hacking of U.S. Central Command’s Twitter (@CENTCOM) and YouTube accounts demonstrated that cyberterrorism is a very real threat. Fortunately, it’s a very well-researched one, too, thanks in part to the work done by the National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) at the University of Nebraska.

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BTN LiveBIG: University of Iowa introducing girls to STEM

It’s an antiquated notion: Young boys should play with slingshots, bottle rockets, telescopes and other things that prepare them for an adulthood spent thinking, tinkering and experimenting, while girls should play with dolls, E-Z Bake ovens and similar toys that get them ready for a lifetime of domestic service.

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BTN LiveBIG: Ohio State living big on and off the football field

Ohio State will be representing the Big Ten Conference tonight when the Buckeyes take on the Oregon Ducks in the long-anticipated College Football Playoff Championship Game. The team overcame key injuries throughout this season and finished strong to get into the first-ever college football playoff, and surprised many — including experts writing for this site — with its 42-35 victory over top-ranked Alabama in the first-round game on New Year’s Day.

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BTN LiveBIG: Indiana, NFLPA partner to give football players a second career

Decades ago, before there were collective bargaining agreements, television rights mega-deals and a galaxy of corporate sponsorships, players in the National Football League worked in other vocations during the offseason. Auto dealerships, real estate offices, corporate jobs — they went wherever they could leverage name recognition (even just a little bit) and make a buck for the half a year they weren’t playing football. And if they were lucky, those part-time gigs turned into full-time jobs when their playing days ended.

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