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BTN LiveBIG: Monday Download

Three Indiana University students were named 2014 Tillman Military Scholars. We discussed IU’s relationship with the Tillman Military Scholars earlier this year.

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BTN LiveBIG: Iowa student helping kids Experience The Game

“How do people afford going to games?”

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BTN LiveBIG: First Person Friday with Exavier Pope

Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award-winning attorney, on air legal analyst, media personality, and Fortune 500 speaker. He has appeared on Fox News Channel, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, CNBC, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, Huff Post Live, CBS 2 News, NBC Chicago News, Clear Channel Stations, NBC Sports Radio, and other radio outlets nationally and internationally. You can follow him on Twitter at @exavierpope

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BTN LiveBIG: B1G Continues To Lead Concussion Conversation

Just last Thursday, President Obama admitted to having one as a child. Major League Baseball star Justin Morneau is making national headlines for recovering from one. More and more parents of kids in sports are becoming increasingly fearful of one.

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BTN LiveBIG: World Cup stage set for Maryland student

Two former Maryland Terrapin soccer players, Omar Gonzalez and Graham Zusi, are headed to the World Cup in Brazil this month. A fellow Terrapin will join them as a form of entertainment, although she will not be on the pitch.

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BTN LiveBIG: STREB brings inspiring dance to Nebraska

STREB, a dance troupe renowned for their extraordinary displays of daredevilry in unexpected places, brought their wizardry to the University of Nebraska.  But they didn’t just come to perform.  They came to engage students in a hands-on creation experience.  The group from UNL included more than dancers; it included architectural students who helped design amazing staging for the Lied Center. The computer/engineering students designed flying robots that performed during the dance.

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BTN LiveBIG: Monday Download

On Memorial Day,1996 Indianapolis 500 champion Buddy Lazier competed in the Indy 500 in a car bearing the logo of the Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research.

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BTN LiveBIG: Workplaces evolving at Northwestern

The American workspace epitomizes hard work.

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BTN LiveBIG: First Person Friday with Tracey Bianchi

Reverend Tracey (Truhlar) Bianchi graduated from Iowa (1995) with a BA in History and Political Science. She serves on pastoral staff at Christ Church of Oak Brook (a Chicago area congregation of 3000+). She’s the author of several books and numerous articles. You can find her at traceybianchi.com

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BTN LiveBIG: Purdue grad changing the game for girls

One in four girls will be the victim of a crime of violence before she graduates high school, according to the Center for Disease Control. For girls in the worst neighborhoods of Chicago, they make up a disproportionately high part of that terrible statistic.

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BTN LiveBIG: Maryland students win language awards

Based within a few miles of the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., it makes sense that the University of Maryland would have a pronounced program in international studies and a corresponding preponderance of students interested in foreign languages studies.

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BTN LiveBIG: Buckeye legend Katie Smith continues leading

Katie Smith is a champion.

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BTN LiveBIG: Memorial Day Download

Happy Memorial Day! As we all take a day to consider the sacrifices made protecting our freedoms, let’s look back at some of the programs around the Big Ten that support our military members.

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BTN LiveBIG: Rutgers makes going green smarter

Students at Rutgers University are studying the relationship between humans and the buildings in which they live.

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BTN LiveBIG: Pelotonia combating cancer

“When cancer touches someone that is a peer, it really changes your perspective,” Kelley Griesmer says.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska research targeting diseases

“My guess is that most scientists would say that they got into science because they wanted to change the world,” Stephen DiMagno says.

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BTN LiveBIG: Firefighter raising autism awareness

Last October, Purdue University firefighter and paramedic Blair Blanch attended a program led by Bill Cannata of the Autism Law Enforcement Education Coalition (ALEC). For Blanch, the session was not just any old lecture. Blanch’s son, Nicholas, who will turn six years old this June, has autism.

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BTN LiveBIG: Journalism Awards Announced

They were created for in-class assignments, student newspapers, and online viewing.

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BTN LiveBIG: Monday Download

It’s commencement time for many Big Ten universities, and the words being shared with graduates have been powerful and inspiring.

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BTN LiveBIG: "I Have A Dream" Essay Contest Winners Part 2

The first two winning essay from Michigan State’s “I Have A Dream” contest, by Zakiya Suleiman and Lana Zuck, were featured earlier. Now, we present he essays from Sara Hughes and Tiffany Khoury. Enjoy! 

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BTN LiveBIG: "I Have A Dream" Essay Contest Winners Part 1

Yesterday, BTN LiveBIG introduced four students who have been chosen as winners in the Michigan State University “I Have a Dream” essay contest.

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BTN LiveBIG: MSU names I Have A Dream winners

Four students have been chosen as winners in the Michigan State University “I Have a Dream” essay contest. From quesadillas to immigration to Jiminy Cricket, the essay writers used a variety of topics to join the conversation happening on the campus of MSU around “the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to end segregation in America.”

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BTN LiveBIG: Water for Good helping Africa

It is one of the world’s poorest countries, and it sits in the middle of a crisis that sees attacks on entire villages, forcing people to flee with little or nothing from their homes when armed militants arrive at their doorstep. Human rights watchers estimate that a million people are displaced from their homes; that represents almost one fourth of the entire population of the Central African Republic.

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BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota's M.A.G.I.C. bus

Multitudes of people are familiar with the song “Magic Bus” made famous by The Who back in 1968. Flash forward to today because there’s a new M.A.G.I.C. Bus in town and it’s time for our generation to learn about University of Minnesota’s Maroon And Gold Impacting the Community! (M.A.G.I.C.) Bus. These Gopher student athletes are all about giving back to the community that supports them in a Big Ten way.

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BTN LiveBIG: Big Ten alumni give back to Chicago kids

A sea of students proudly displaying the colors of 14 universities spent a gorgeous spring day playing with mentors and learning about the Big Ten community in Chicago.

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