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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: Michigan Solar Car Team driven to succeed

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a 100-member team from Ann Arbor, Mich., defines success as no less than a national championship. It also shouldn’t surprise you that the team works together around the clock preparing for a grueling competition driven by a desire to leave a legacy for future Wolverines. What may come as a surprise is this team doesn’t play in the Big House.

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BTN LiveBIG: Robbie Gould making an impact in Chicago

After spending four years at Penn State, Gould wasn’t on anyone’s short list for the NFL Draft. He wasn’t drafted in 2005, but nine years later he ranks second in Chicago Bears’ history in scoring, is one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history, and has been to a Pro Bowl and a Super Bowl.

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BTN LiveBIG: On reducing brain injuries, prevent bullying

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BTN’s new series, BTN LiveBIG, continues Wednesday following the Minnesota at Nebraska men’s basketball game, with stories about a Nebraska research initiative to help reduce the number of traumatic brain injuries suffered by soldiers and a professor leading the way in the fight against bullying in schools. The episode will air at 11 p.m. CT Wednesday.

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BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota's research & medical discoveries

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Watch "BTN LiveB1G: Minnesota" on March 1st

BTN’s new series “BTN LiveBIG” continues Friday following the Denver at Minnesota men’s hockey game, with stories about a professor’s findings that have broad implications for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and a team of researchers who are tracking the carp populations in local lakes to help native ecosystems survive. The episode will air at 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday.

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BTN LiveBIG: Iowa's focus on youth & health of newborns

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Watch "BTN LiveB1G: Iowa" on Feb. 27th

BTN’s new series, BTN LiveBIG, continues Wednesday following the Purdue at Iowa men’s basketball game, with stories about programs that emphasize the importance of screening newborns for life-threatening conditions, and an advanced driving-simulator facility to help reduce car crashes. The episode will air at 11:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

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BTN LiveBIG: On Wisconsin's community outreach

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Watch "BTN LiveB1G: Wisconsin" on Feb. 26th

BTN’s new series “BTN LiveBIG” continues Tuesday following the Nebraska at Wisconsin men’s basketball game, with stories about a student-run program that for more than 20 years has provided free health care to patients in need and a local neighborhood book exchange program  that has gone global. The episode will air at midnight ET on Tuesday.

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BTN LiveBIG: Michigan research & community outreach

BTN’s new series ” BTN LiveBIG” continues Friday following the Michigan at Ohio State men’s hockey game, with stories about a Michigan program focused on preventing auto accidents while improving roadside safety and a mentoring program designed to increase participation of inner-city youth in STEM education. The episode will air at 9 p.m. ET on Friday.

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BTN LiveBIG: Exploring Illinois' innovative research

BTN’s new series, BTN LiveBIG, continues Thursday with stories highlighting how the Illini community is making an impact in Champaign and around the world including research of flexible and transient electronics to help researchers monitor people and the environment more closely.

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BTN LiveBIG: MSU helping soldiers, scholars

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Watch "BTN LiveB1G: Michigan State" on Feb. 16th

BTN’s series BTN LiveBIG continues Saturday following the Michigan State vs. Nebraska men’s basketball game, with stories highlighting how the Spartan community is making an impact in East Lansing and around the world, including a program to support Michigan National Guard veterans returning home from combat. The program will air at 11 p.m. ET on Saturday.

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BTN LiveBIG: Penn State research efforts

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BTN’s new series, BTN LiveB1G, continues Tuesday, Feb. 5, with stories highlighting how the Penn State community is making an impact in State College and around the world. The program will air at 9:30 .m. ET.

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BTN LiveBig: Honoring Stefanie Spielman's memory

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BTN LiveBIG: Chris Spielman, Ohio State University

Last October, during breast cancer awareness month, BTN LiveBIG first brought you the story of Chris Spielman and how he lives big by honoring his wife’s memory through the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. BTN LiveBIG gave students at Ohio State University the chance to live big for Chris’ cause.

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BTN LiveBig: On Purdue's innovations, volunteer efforts

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Watch "BTN LiveB1G: Purdue"

BTN’s new series “BTN LiveBIG” continues Monday with stories highlighting how the Boilermaker community is making an impact in West Lafayette and around the world by developing electric vehicles to conserve resources, building basic utility vehicles for use in developing countries, and by partnering with organizations that help give at-risk teens a better life. The program will air at 10 p.m. ET on Monday.

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