Tab Bamford, January 27, 2014

Before the Super Bowl this weekend, be sure to read about the great work Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is doing in his community.

Not a Seahawks fan? LiveBIG also profiled Judi?s House, founded by then-Denver Broncos quarterback Brian Griese, to help kids cope with loss.

Literacy programs at the University of Minnesota recently received recognition from First Lady Michelle Obama.

The University of Michigan received two grants, totaling $4.35 million, from the William Davidson Foundation to support university programs impacting economic activity in southeast Michigan. Read more about these initiatives here.

The men?s lacrosse program at The Ohio State University was recognized with the James "Ace" Adams Sportsmanship Award at the US Lacrosse Convention earlier this month. Read more about this great honor here.

University of Nebraska fullback CJ Zimmerer is a finalist for the Uplifting Athletes 2014 Rare Disease Champion Award. You can read his story here & vote for him here.

The Northwestern student section (@NUWildside) made headlines last week for its act of solidarity:

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