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BTN LiveBIG: Monday download

To encourage students to engage with science in their daily lives, there was a public demonstration on campus at the University of Iowa recently.

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BTN LiveBIG: The Challenge to combat cancer at Purdue

On April 12, the Purdue community will hit the roads of West Lafayette to raise money for research that will someday help find effective cures and treatments for cancer.

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BTN LiveBIG: Jim Abbott continues to inspire

Pitching a no-hitter in Yankee Stadium, winning an Olympic gold medal game, and being named the nation’s top amateur athlete would all be great accomplishments on their own. Former University of Michigan pitcher Jim Abbott accomplished all three. And he did so despite being born without a right hand.

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BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota freshmen compete on ice

Cardboard. Plastic. Tape. Glue.

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BTN LiveBIG: Dancing Buckeyes entertain, educate

At a school as massive and diverse as Ohio State, students can pick from just about any club under the sun to indulge their interests.

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BTN LiveBIG: CFL champ, 4th grader share bond

“It was if Derrick Rose or Brandon Marshall walked through the door to a group of school children. That’s the type of hero’s welcome Brian received,” Joanna Marshall said.

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BTN LiveBIG: Monday Download

March is National Child Life Month. The Child Life team at Iowa Children’s Hospital was recently featured.

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BTN LiveBIG: PSU hockey player saves a life

Millions of people suffer from types of cancer that require a bone marrow transplant.  Although most people know about donating blood, many fewer know you can donate your bone marrow. Although relatives can be a good match, they aren’t always.  So Be the Match, a nonprofit organization, focuses on getting people to get tested and then listed in the donor registry.  People who are registered only donate when a match is found.

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BTN LiveBIG: Gophers helping the world hear

Dave Fabry, VP of Audiology and Professional Services at Starkey Hearing Technologies, works with Bill and Tani Austin with the Starkey Hearing Foundation. They are committed to delivering hearing to millions of people around the globe.

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BTN LiveBIG: Kindness is trending at Wisconsin

Mollie Barden was working in her Wisconsin dorm room two years ago on Halloween when there was a knock on her door. Begrudgingly, she answered, expecting rowdy kids looking for treats. What she found instead would help change the course of her college experience.

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BTN LiveBIG: Spartans paying it forward

 

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska bringing history to life

What is at the intersection of images, personal stories, and a spot on a map? If you are Nick Stanhope, you believe it is a connection point for people of different eras.  The founder of History Pin believes that the power of that intersection of historical content, pictures, films, audio recordings, and personal stories are conversation pieces across the generations.

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BTN LiveBIG: Monday Download

Congrats to Coach Izzo and his Michigan State Spartans for winning the Big Ten tournament!

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BTN LiveBIG: Jalen Rose Q&A (part 2)

As the Wolverines take on the Buckeyes in the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis today, let’s continue with our exclusive interview with Jalen Rose. From his time at Michigan through the NBA and now as a media personality, Rose has always been a leader. At the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, he’s helping equip another generation for success.

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BTN LiveBIG: Jalen Rose Q&A (part 1)

On the court, Jalen Rose was a brash star of the University of Michigan’s iconic Fab Five squad that reformed the culture of college basketball in the early 1990s with shaved heads, baggy shorts, and black socks. Now, his playing days behind him, he’s a business-savvy national basketball analyst who is pouring his heart and soul into change the lives of the youth of Detroit.

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