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Get Your Orville Ready! Presented by Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn, these video segments are great moments clipped and posted online during live Big Ten games. Are you on Twitter and Facebook? Find many of these same clips posted from BTN's accounts there, too.

Langford runs for TD, levels cheerleader

Michigan State running back Jeremy Langford is as hot as any Big Ten back, and he continued his torrid play on the Spartans’ opening drive Saturday vs. Minnesota. The junior running back ripped off a 15-yard scoring run to put Michigan State up 7-0. At the end of the run, after crossing the pilon, Langford’s momentum caused him to run into and over a Minnesota cheerleader. Watch the run and the collision in this post.

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Keith Appling throws down a monster dunk

Michigan State guard Keith Appling threw down a dunk that will be talked about for days to come in East Lansing. The senior point guard split a pair of defenders and exploded for a thunderous one-handed posterizing dunk that brought the Breslin Center crowd to their feet on Friday afternoon.

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Twitter: Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky did what?!

Tuesday night was Frank Kaminsky Night. The Wisconsin junior erupted for a program single-game record 43 points in a 103-85 victory over North Dakota at the Kohl Center. Kaminsky was on fire all night, making 16-of-19 attempts (84 percent), including all six 3-point attempts.

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Purdue's Basil Smotherman posterizes Rider

Purdue’s Basil Smotherman threw down the kind of dunk that drops jaws in the second half of Sunday’s win over Rider. The freshman drove and exploded for a left-handed posterizing dunk that delighted the Mackey Arena faithful. Former Flyin’ Illini star Stephen Bardo, the color commentator for the game, liked what he saw, too, saying: “Putting Rider on a poster. They’re for the sale in the lobby coming up.”

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Did you see Michigan's wild last-second FG?

It isn’t often that a field goal can be called wild, but that’s just what Michigan’s last-second kick was at the end of regulation Saturday. Trailing 9-6 and with the clock inching close to zero following a Jeremy Gallon reception, the Wolverines rushed their field goal unit onto the field and somehow managed to get the snap off. The kick, Brendan Gibbons nailed it to send the game to overtime.

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High Five! Watch Carlos Hyde's 5 touchdowns

Carlos Hyde had a day for the ages in Ohio State’s 60-35 victory Saturday at Illinois. The senior running back ran for 246 yards and scored five total touchdowns, both career highs. Hyde started his scoring frenzy with an 18-yard reception in the first quarter and went on to add four rushing scores, including a pair on back-to-back possessions late in the fourth quarter. Relive Hyde’s giant day in this post.

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Video: Tom Crean, Hoosiers honor Ed Hightower

Tom Crean and Indiana honored referee Ed Hightower in the closing moments of the team’s convincing 105-59 win over Samford on Friday night. Hightower, the longtime and high-profile Big Ten ref, was officiating his final game at Assembly Hall. Watch Crean and the Hoosiers honor Hightower in this post.

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Video: Sam Thompson, the inbound alley-oop artist

Ohio State played Tuesday night, and that means Sam Thompson put on another individual highlight reel. And, once again, this one featured yet another alley-oop on an inbound pass under Ohio State’s basket. He did it Nov. 3 vs. Walsh, and he did it a handful of times last season. One of these days, opponents will understand they have to keep the atheltic junior from running toward the hoop on inbound plays.

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Video: Lever lifts MSU to B1G field hockey tourney title

Michigan State trailed Iowa, 2-0, in the Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament finals, but the Spartans scored three unanswered goals to rally and claim the championship. And no goal was more impressive than Adelle Lever’s go-ahead and eventual game-winner. Watch Lever put the Spartans ahead in this post.

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Easy there! Gophers bust Governor's Victory Bell

Excuse the Gophers for being a little excited after beating Penn State on Saturday. Not only did the win clinch its fourth consecutive Big Ten triumph, it marked the team’s first win over the Nittany Lions in nearly a decade. So, when the Gophers finally got their hands on the Governor’s Victory Bell – for the first time since 2004 – they were so pumped that they busted the bell. Watch it happen here.

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Watch Sam Thompson soar for two alley-oops

Sam Thompson is a highlight waiting to happen, and the exciting and athletic Ohio State junior wasted no time adding to his impressive individual reel in Saturday’s season opener. Thompson hammered home a pair of big-time alley-oops in the team’s 89-50 win over Morgan State. Watch both alley-oops in this post.

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Video: Shannon Scott drains 3 straight treys

Ohio State’s Shannon Scott entered his junior season with a grand total of 12 3-pointers. In Saturday’s season opener vs. Morgan State, Scott hit a trio of early treys in succession, the first coming at the 19:03 mark and the final at 17:55. That’s three 3s in 1:08 of game time. Not bad for a guy who’s known for his defense.

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Video: Did you see that wild Purdue finish?

How close was Purdue to possibly dropping its season opener to Northern Kentucky on Friday? Answer: Really close. The Boilermakers denied Northern Kentucky on three potential game-winning buckets in the final seconds to hold on for the 77-76 win. Strong defense, indeed. But, make no mistake, it was closer than any Purdue fans had envisioned. Watch the wild finish in this post.

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Who's the DJ at Huskers' season opener? Tommy Lee!

Rocker Tommy Lee wound up spinning at the Nebraska Cornhuskers season opener tonight at the new Pinnacle Bank Arena. You may recall the Motley Crue drummer “attended” Nebraska way back in 2004 for an NBC-TV reality show. His performance Friday night was part of the opening of the Huskers new arena.

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See back-to-back dunks for Branden Dawson

So, Michigan State’s Branden Dawson had a powerful pair of back-to-back plays in Friday night’s season-opening 98-56 rout of McNeese State. First he dunked with one hand, then he dunked it with two hands. Watch the dunks in this post.

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