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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: Monday Download

13,343,517.33 reasons to smile. Thank you to EVERYONE who helped make this possible! pic.twitter.com/3OIynfWWye

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BTN LiveBIG: Spartans, Red Wings faceoff for charity

Four years ago, Ryan Miller was named the Most Outstanding Player as the United States men’s hockey team won the silver medal. This weekend, the US will be playing for the bronze and “home” will have their collective eyes on the ice in Sochi.

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BTN LiveBIG: Spartans "360.24" project comes to life

During the Michigan State episode of LiveBIG, we featured a unique project titled “Spartans’ Will 360,” that told stories of MSU alumni making an impact all over the globe.

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BTN LiveBIG: THON weekend brings hope

THON Weekend is almost here!

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BTN LiveBIG: Big Ten leads in Peace Corp volunteering

Last week, the Peace Corps announced its 2013 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities. For the first time in eight years, the University of Wisconsin was on top of the rankings! Wisconsin was one of eight current (and one future) members of the Big Ten conference to rank among the top 25 volunteer-producing universities.

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BTN LiveBIG: Introducing 'Share A Solution'

BTN LiveBIG has been an important part of BTN’s commitment to showcasing and supporting the best of each Big Ten university. BTN LiveBIG just finished its fourth season telling stories of students, staff, faculty, and alumni who are making a difference in the world through innovations in research, education and community service.

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BTN LiveBIG: PSU THON Director Q&A

For the past 37 years, Penn State University’s student body have pulled together the largest student-run fundraising effort, called THON.  Many universities have dance marathons to support charities, but Penn State students blow it out at a scale that is unmatched. The student body has successfully raised more than $100 million for pediatric cancer patients and research. This year’s effort is expected to clear $12 million in donations.

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BTN LiveBIG: Monday Download

Scientists at Michigan and Purdue may have cracked the code of Dengue fever and West Nile fever.

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BTN LiveBIG: Herb Brooks' lasting legacy

Herb Brooks hasn’t been with us for ten years.

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BTN LiveBIG: Michigan premiere

Tonight after the Wolverines take on Minnesota in men’s hockey, learn more about two incredible programs at the University of Michigan: its rehab robotics group, and a class of students that’s developing software for a 13-year-old girl with cerebral palsy named Grace.

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BTN LiveBIG: 5 minutes can save a life

Four years ago, the American Heart Association recommended changing the traditional method of CPR. That same year the AHAS got a vocal champion in Northwestern’s Dr. George Chiampas. He brought passion and a personal story to his commitment to changing the way everyone gets trained on saving sufferers of heart attacks.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska premiere

Tonight after the Cornhuskers host the Fighting Illini in men’s basketball, check out the premiere of the Nebraska episode of LiveBIG. This episode features the Nebraska Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior (CB3) and a program that allows photojournalism students the opportunity to travel the globe documenting human needs.

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BTN LiveBIG: PSU's Lunar Lion aiming for the moon

How many times have educators told their students to “shoot for the moon?”

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BTN LiveBIG: Monday Download

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BTN LiveBIG: Buck-I-SERV making a difference

For some college students, spring break means a chance to go home and see family and friends. For others, it means a trip to Florida to spend some time in the sun. But for an ever-increasing number of Ohio State students, it means a chance to do something good.

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BTN LiveBIG: USA Hockey's Pavelski helping at home

In Sochi, University of Wisconsin alum and San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski probably won’t garner the same level of attention that USA teammates Patrick Kane and Ryan Miller might. But in his hometown of Plover, Wisc., Pavelski is a bona fide superstar.

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BTN LiveBIG: 'Jeopardy!' champion giving back

For Sarah McNitt, a student advisor at the University of Iowa, the remarkable joy that came from winning five days in a row on Jeopardy! was mitigated by the fact that her mother passed away just one month before she appeared on the show.

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BTN LiveBIG: Art brings Carroll back to Purdue

Next Saturday at halftime, Joe Barry Carroll’s work on the basketball court will be honored by the Boilermakers as they play host to rival Indiana. His work off the court – as an artist – has recently taken center stage on campus.

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BTN LiveBIG: Northwestern helps Wounded Warriors

On Nov. 16, 2013, Northwestern lost a thriller at home versus Michigan in triple-overtime, 27-19. On gameday, Northwestern partnered with Under Armour, its apparel provider, and the Wounded Warrior Project, to produce special patriotic jerseys for the game.

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BTN LiveBIG: Monday Download

Five members of the USA Women’s Olympic Hockey Team from the University of Minnesota donated 60 sets of hockey equipment to youth hockey associations.

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BTN LiveBIG: Tom Brady's Super buddies

A superstar with three Super Bowl rings, two Super Bowl MVPs and nine Pro Bowls could easily keep his offseason to himself, but Tom Brady chooses to devote some of his time to Best Buddies.

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BTN LiveBIG: Michigan State premiere

After Michigan State’s men’s hockey team visits Minnesota tonight, be sure to watch the premiere of the Spartans episode of BTN LiveBIG.

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BTN LiveBIG: Indiana premiere

After the Hoosiers’ men’s basketball team takes on Nebraska tonight, the Indiana LiveBIG episode sheds light on life-saving proton therapy being done at Indiana University, and introduces you to a man who is defying the odds in Bloomington.

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BTN LiveBIG: Wisconsin premiere

Following tonight’s men’s basketball game against visiting Northwestern, learn how the University of Wisconsin is using DNA research to save honey bees, and get to know an amazing program that helps women on the other side of the globe.

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BTN LiveBIG: Illinois student wins prestigious award

Amanda Rowland defines the word selfless.

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