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BTN LiveBIG: Evans Scholarships driving education home

The Evans Scholarship is one of the most prestigious awards available in the United States, and it has an influence over its scholars for not only the time they are in college but the years that follow. But the influence goes beyond the financial aid it provides the college students.

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BTN LiveBIG: B1G social influence rated nationally

Recently, Coldlime analysed how the top 100 U.S. universities (as ranked by Forbes) are using Twitter, utilizing Moz’s Social Authority, and the Big Ten was very well represented. Six Big Ten universities were included in Forbes’ top 100, and four of them were among Coldlime’s top 14 overall.

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BTN LiveBIG: Wisconsin's Sauer helping paralympic champions

Jeff Sauer admits he was not initially ecstatic over the prospect of coaching the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Wisconsin senior wins Rhodes Scholarship

Funny how some of the most important moments in life go by in the blink of an eye.

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BTN LiveBIG: Burish family supporting Badger hockey

Mark Burish may have had his doubt about being a hockey parent, but much to the benefit of University of Wisconsin athletes, he eventually warmed up to the idea.

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BTN LiveBIG: UW professor, Sesame Workshop help kids

“Lots of families didn’t know how to talk about it. Does a 3-year-old really understand when one of their parents in is jail?”

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BTN LiveBIG: On Wisconsin's community outreach

BTN’s new series “BTN LiveBIG” continues Tuesday following the Nebraska at Wisconsin men’s basketball game, with stories about a student-run program that for more than 20 years has provided free health care to patients in need and a local neighborhood book exchange program  that has gone global. The episode will air at midnight ET on Tuesday.

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