Tab Bamford, January 6, 2014

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University of Illinois men?s basketball coach John Groce received an American flag from Air Force pilot Adam Hopkins before the Illini hosted Indiana last week. Read the incredible story about why Hopkins made the presentation to Groce here.

President Obama recently honored University of Iowa researcher Randall McEntaffer with a Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Read more here.

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We featured Budzien's inspiring work with the Special Olympics in December.

After the NHL?s Winter Classic at the Big House in Ann Arbor, Mich., USA Hockey announced its rosters for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Big Ten hockey was very well represented on the men?s and women?s rosters.

In late December, the University of Nebraska State Museum received a significant donation. Here?s how they?ll use it.

Michigan State alumn Kirk Cousins delivered an emotional speech at a pep rally before the Spartans defeated Stanford in the Rose Bowl. We featured Cousins? work with local students in Michigan last week.

The University of Minnesota will host their 33rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute on Jan. 19. Among those scheduled to perform is Bill Banfield and Jazz Urbane. For the full schedule of events, click here.