Power and strength: IU lives B1G tonight

While the Hoosiers get ready for tonight’s on-the-road hoops contest at Nebraska, fans might also take note of another Big Ten Network happening this evening, one that features two truly amazing and powerful IU stories.

Tonight, after the game, the network’s LiveB1G program will focus on the remarkable road to recovery of IU Athletics head strength and conditioning coach Tom Morris, who lost the use of his legs after a terrifying biking accident, and IU’s Proton Therapy Center, where tumor patients are receiving a groundbreaking alternative to radiation treatment.

The episode will air at approximately 10:45 p.m. EST, following the Big Ten Basketball Report. It will be repeated at 1:30 p.m. EST on Friday.

For those who might not be able to stay up and/or set a DVR, the good news is that both episode segments just came available online.

You’ll be hard-pressed not to be awed and inspired by the innovation and success of a center that, through a unique, noninvasive treatment, has saved many lives, including that of young Ben Edwards, whose dramatic and touching story is featured in the opening.

And as the segment on Morris shows, the beloved coach hasn’t stopped pushing himself since his accident, and he continues to hold himself to the same work standards that he sets for the athletes he trains. The segment also features men’s basketball coach Tom Crean, sharing his thoughts about why Morris is so special and what his story means for anyone going through difficult times.

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