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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

Before the Super Bowl this weekend, be sure to read about the great work Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is doing in his community.

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BTN LiveBIG: Iowa premiere

Following this afternoon’s wrestling match against Minnesota, learn how the University of Iowa is developing more effective, cost-efficient flight training for the US military, and meet an inspiring student in the UI REACH program.

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BTN LiveBIG: Friday Poll

From notable alumni making an impact to award-winning professors and research that’s shattering realities, there is a lot going on in the Big Ten. So, as 2014 continues, we’d like to know what you want to see featured on LiveBIG this year.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska research changing electronics

Groundbreaking research being done at the University of Nebraska could significantly reduce the cost of renewable energy, making it more accessible and affordable to the every-day consumer.

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BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota premiere

After the Golden Gophers take on Wisconsin on the hardwood, tonight’s University of Minnesota LiveBIG premiere details using wind to improve fertilizer and remarkable research being done into making clothes smarter.

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BTN LiveBIG: Northwestern premiere

After the Northwestern Wildcats men’s basketball team hosts Purdue tonight, the Northwestern episode of LiveB1G premieres.

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BTN LiveBIG: Ohio State premiere

Tonight, the premiere of the Ohio State episode of LiveBIG airs after the Buckeyes’ men’s basketball team takes on the Cornhuskers at Nebraska.

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BTN LiveBIG: Russell Wilson impacting communities

Russell Wilson is one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the NFL, a dynamo on the ground and through the air. This weekend, he will lead the Seahawks against Seattle’s , the rival San Francisco 49ers, with a spot in the Super Bowl on the line.

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BTN LiveBIG: Amanda Kessel leading on and off the ice

It would be easy to judge a book by its cover. But when it comes to 2014 US Olympic hockey player Amanda Kessel, the true story lies in all the pages in between.

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BTN LiveBIG: UW researcher works to prevent cancer

BTN will join the American Cancer Society in the support of Suits and Sneakers™ Awareness Weekend Jan. 24-26, when coaches wear sneakers with their suits during games to raise awareness of the fight against cancer. Today’s blog post, from Elizabeth Mendes, managing editor for research at the American Cancer Society, highlights impressive work being done at the University of Wisconsin to increase Colorectal cancer screening rates.

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BTN LiveBIG: Purdue premiere

Tonight, the 2014 LiveBIG season continues with the Purdue episode premiere, after the Boilermakers take on the Fighting Illini in Big Ten men’s hoops action.

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BTN LiveBIG: MSU keeping feet warm in Lansing

Look down at your feet. Are you wearing socks? Well, imagine what it would be like if you didn’t have access to any – none.

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BTN LiveBIG: Penn State premiere

Tonight, the 2014 LiveBIG season continues with the Penn State episode premier after the Nittany Lions skate against the Golden Gophers from Minnesota in Big Ten hockey action.

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BTN LiveBIG: Brian Griese helping kids cope with loss

As a 21-year-old quarterback at Michigan, Brian Griese was on top of the world after leading the Wolverines to their first national championship in 49 years.

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BTN LiveBIG: How will you give back in 2014? (Poll)

As the 2014 begins, we’d like to know how you plan on giving back in the new year. Please share with us how, and how often, you plan to work in your community this year.

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BTN LiveBIG: Hoosier women focus on philanthropy

The fan experience at Indiana University’s Assembly Hall is about to change for the better, thanks to the second largest donation from a woman in the university’s history. The 42-year-old building will see much needed renovations over the next few years thanks to a $40 million investment.

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BTN LiveBIG: Illinois premiere

Tonight the University of Illinois episode kicks off the 2014 LiveBIG season after Coach John Groce’s Fighting Illini take on the Wisconsin Badgers. In the episode you’ll learn more about astronaut Mike Hopkins, who was once the captain of the Illinois football team, and the largest supercomputer in the world (aka “Blue Waters”).

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BTN LiveBIG: Math made fun at Nebraska

When you ask a student, “What is your favorite subject in school?” it’s not often you’ll hear a resounding “Math!” in reply. In fact, only about 10% of students who take the ACT indicate an interest in pursuing a career in STEM-related fields (science, technology, engineering or math).

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BTN LiveBIG: Monday Download

The new season of LiveBIG shows on BTN kicks off this week! Click here for the complete schedule.

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BTN LiveBIG returns Jan. 8 with new shows

CHICAGO – A new season of the television series BTN LiveBIG debuts Jan. 8, with stories about 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. The first episode features Illinois.

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BTN LiveBIG: Kirk Cousins teaching kids

Years before the Washington Redskins made him their starting quarterback this season, Kirk Cousins was displaying leadership skills at Michigan State. Today, as his Spartans play in the 100th Rose Bowl Game, Cousins will serve as the honorary captain for his alma mater.

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BTN LiveBIG: Monday Morning Download

Since the beginning of November, we’ve been sharing the inspiring stories of Big Ten students, faculty and alumni who are making a difference in the world through innovations in research, education and community service. In an effort to shine a light on even more wonderful Big Ten happenings, we’ll be serving up positive headlines every Monday morning, right here on the BTN LiveB1G blog.

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BTN LiveBIG: J.J. Watt giving kids a chance

J.J. Watt is now a superstar in the NFL, but it wasn’t long ago that he was just a small-town kid from Pewaukee, Wisc., daring to dream of one day suiting up as a professional football player. Watt’s journey to stardom, a bumpy road that didn’t include any big-time college scholarship offers as a senior in high school, has given him perspective.

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BTN LiveBIG: Merritt leading from hoops to fashion

David Merritt knows a little bit about hard work paying off.

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BTN LiveBIG: Chad Greenway helping families

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway knows about playing thru pain. The former Iowa Hawkeye has been playing with a fractured wrist during the 2013 NFL season, but he has remained the heartbeat of the Vikings’ defense.

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