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BTN LiveBIG: Hoosier QB Nate Sudfeld makes big gains in Bloomington — and Uganda

If you asked Indiana University senior quarterback Nate Sudfeld which one of his career numbers he’s most proud of, he probably wouldn’t say it’s the 4,306 passing yards, 34 touchdown passes or the 60.5 percent completion rate he got in his previous three seasons at the school. No, he’d likely say his most important stat is “two,” as that’s the number of times he’s traveled to the East African nation of Uganda — infamous for human-rights abuses and violence through the 1970s and 1980s — on humanitarian missions. Those experiences gave him valuable perspective on the serious issues people around

BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota grad dreams up designs that make a difference

Design was always a part of Brice Aarrestad’s life. Even as a kid, when he considered a career as a policeman or marine biologist, he would sketch out his dream houses for those professions. But today, this Minnesota alumnus is applying his design skills to a different kind of dream — raising the fortunes of the central African nation of Uganda with artisanal furniture. It all began when Aarrestad, then a graduate student in the University of Minnesota’s School of Architecture, went to that country to build an orphanage as part of the non-profit Engineering Ministries International (EMI). All told,