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Penn State Year in Review 2016: BTN LiveBIG

Given the fact that Penn State is one of the world’s top research universities, it may seem slightly incongruous that it started in 1855 as an agricultural school. But even then, the nascent Penn State was at the forefront of what would come to define modern higher education. Applying rigorous scientific techniques and research to a backbone industry of our young nation, the college was a charter land-grant institution. As such, Penn State was founded not just for the benefit of students, but for the common good of the United States. That spirit continues to this day. The 2016 Penn

BTN LiveBIG: Best of … Penn State

“We are … Penn State!” This simple chant is one of the most recognizable in all of college athletics. But it resonates far beyond sports. It’s a phrase that expresses the pride, resilience and achievement found in Happy Valley. Those qualities are regularly on display at Penn State, whether it’s during the frenzied, #FTK fun of THON every spring or inside of the futuristic home in the shadow of Beaver Stadium that’s seen by thousands of tailgaters each fall. Here’s a collection of recent LiveBIG stories that show the Nittany Lions’ roaring successes: Penn State football star makes sports safer, one

BTN LiveBIG: Best of … Ohio State

Bold. Brilliant. Benevolent. Or, in a word, Buckeyes. Across the country, people often think “sports powerhouse” when they think of The Ohio State University. And make no mistake: The school’s earned that reputation by winning the first-ever playoff for the college football national championship last year and turning in several outstanding performances on the gridiron and in several other sports for several decades now. But those who are part of this close-knit community — whether they live in Columbus, Colorado Springs or Corpus Christi — know that OSU has more to offer than top-notch athletics. Much more. Here are some

BTN LiveBIG: Kids with autism get help from Buckeyes and The Bard

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. William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” is a treasure trove for the English language. Common phrases such as “all the devils are here,” “the stuff that dreams are made of,” “the past is prologue,” “strange bedfellows” and “brave new world” are all either derived or pulled directly from the text. When it comes to expanding people’s means of communication, The Bard’s works are a

BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota students put their minds and hearts into business venture

A desire to see kids as happy as possible brought out the entrepreneurial spirit of a group of University of Minnesota students. Wanting to make life easier for children on the autism spectrum, students in the university’s year-long Entrepreneurship in Action program created what they call a “Nesel Pack.” It works in a number of ways to help soothe kids with autism, who feel more comfortable when they’re secured. The specially designed pack has weights on the side, a hip belt and specially designed straps that are meant to feel like a hug. Minnesota senior Larry Lorbiecki, chief media officer

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