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Gallery: B1G names that make us think Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day, Big Ten fans! To celebrate the holiday, we’ve compiled some of the best Big Ten names that make us think of Valentine’s Day. See the full gallery in this post. Did we forget a name? Leave it as a comment at the bottom of the post.

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Michigan hoops player does LeBron-like dunk

It was just this past week that NBA superstar LeBron James put on his semi-annual dunk contest, which was caught on film by fellow members of the Miami Heat. One of James’ signature dunks consisted of him throwing the ball off the wall, catching it and throwing down a huge reverse slam.

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Tim Frazier hits game-winning shot at Indiana

Tim Frazier

Frazier Game-Winning Layup vs. Indiana

Penn State guard Tim Frazier had his “senior moment” on Wednesday night, and it will be talked about for some time in State College. Frazier took an inbounds pass, went to his left, and hit a driving layup with 6.1 seconds left to give the Nittany Lions a memorable 66-65 comeback victory over Indiana.

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Will Sheehey posterizes Penn State

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Will Sheehey Baseline Dunk vs. Penn State

When thinking about the top dunkers in the Big Ten this season, Indiana’s Will Sheehey isn’t a name that many have put on top of that list. After the dunk Sheehey had over Penn State’s Jordan Dickerson in the first half of Wednesday’s game vs. Penn State, it may be time to reconsider.

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Photo: Ohio State game program ignores letter 'M'

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Sam Thompson Alley-Oop Dunk vs. Michigan

For Ohio State, when it plays rival Michigan, the letter “M” doesn’t exist. So, it should come as no surprise that in the program for Tuesday night’s Michigan at Ohio State game the letter “M” was ignored. Not only that, it referred to Michigan as “The School Up North.” Check out a photo of it in this post.

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Video: Orange Krush reveals true colors at Penn State

John Groce

The Orange Crush Sneak in 120 Students

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Illinois entered Sunday’s game at Penn State riding an eight-game losing streak. The Illini’s struggles nor the long trek to State College, Pa., could keep 120 members of the Orange Krush from making the trip – and, most importantly, continuing its annual prank at a visiting arena. As it it has in previous years, the Orange Krush arrived to the game in the home team’s colors (blue and white), only to later reveal their true colors.

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Video: Traevon Jackson hits another clutch shot

Traevon Jackson

Traevon Jackson Jumper for the Win Over MSU

If we’ve learned one thing from Traevon Jackson during his Wisconsin career, it’s that he isn’t afraid to take – and make – the big shot. The junior, who has a handful of late game-tying or game-winning shots to his name, added another game-winner in Sunday’s 60-58 victory over No. 8 Michigan State. This time, following an Adreian Payne game-tying triple, Jackson answered with a jumper to avoid overtime and a possible fourth straight home loss.

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Photo: Rick Pitino attends Indiana-Minnesota game

Rick Pitino was back at “The Barn” on Saturday, his first visit since December 10. Pitino and son Ryan watched Richard Pitino and Minnesota top Indiana. And, it was nearly impossible not to notice the two behind the Minnesota bench. The Hall of Fame coach is one of the game’s most recognizable faces, of course, while Richard’s brother, well, he was dressed in a chicken suit.

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Russell Wilson is outstanding on David Letterman

Fresh off a Super Bowl victory, former Wisconsin and current Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson appeared as a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman Monday night. Wilson discussed Peyton Manning, Pete Carroll and Wilson’s “legal midget status”, among other topics.

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Video: Bo Pelini gives cat credit for recruiting

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Bo Pelini on the Faux Pelini Cat

Bo Pelini and Nebraska have a new closer that is tough to top when it comes to recruiting. That would be the “cat” in @FauxPelini‘s Twitter photo. Pelini joked with BTN’s Mike Hall that the cat was influential in landing this year’s recruiting class during Wednesday’s “Signing Day Special.” The cat did make a few “recruiting visits,” after all, according to this tweet. Watch Pelini talk about the cat in this post.

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Nigel Hayes talks about his move 'Chocolate Tornado'

Nigel Hayes

Nigel Hayes "Chocolate Tornado"

Just a freshman, Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes is as good as it gets when it comes to a soundbite in the Big Ten. Hayes is an engaging interview who tells the truth, has a good sense of humor and boasts a great delivery. The Badger showed all of those qualities in his BTN postgame interview following No. 24 Wisconsin’s win at Illinois on Tuesday. He even told us that he has a move called “Chocolate Tornado,” and that he stole it from Shaq. Watch it in this post.

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Video: Amir Williams channels inner Sam Thompson

Amir Williams

Williams Dunk off the Inbound vs. Iowa

Big Ten fans are very familiar with Sam Thompson soaring into the air for a highlight-reel inbound alley-oop. After all, the Ohio State junior has done it countless times over the course of his career. In Tuesday night’s win at No. 13 Iowa, however, it was Amir Williams channeling his inner Sam Thompson. Watch Williams elevate for the alley-oop in this post.

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Big Ten Rewind: Watch all of last week's top moments

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B1G Rewind - Monday, Feb. 3rd, 2014

By now, we all know the past week was a crazy one on the Big Ten men’s hardwood. There were upsets all over the place, and the craziness resulted in a logjam in the standings, pretty much from fourth to 12th place. Want to read more about the wild week? Do so here and here. Or, just watch our latest installment of Big Ten Rewind in this post. Enjoy!

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Video: Indiana's Yogi Ferrell drains career-high 7 treys

Yogi Ferrell

Yogi Ferrell Makes 7 Three-Pointers vs. Michigan

Want to talk about an efficient day? Indiana point guard Yogi Ferrell had one of the more efficient performances you’ll ever see in Sunday afternoon’s 63-52 victory over No. 14 Michigan. Ferrell scored 27 points on just 10 shots, thanks in large part to a career-high seven 3-pointers. The star sophomore finished 7-of-8 from distance and 8-of-10 overall, plus he hit four free throws. Watch Ferrell’s 3-point barrage in this post.

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How about these wild Big Ten finishes?

Amedeo Della Valle

Big Ten Games Go Down to the Wire

Both of the Big Ten’s early Saturday games came down to the wire and were won by the visitor by one point following last-second misses from the home team. In the first game, Sam Dekker missed a would-be game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer in No. 13 Wisconsin’s loss vs. No. 23 Ohio State. Then, Minnesota had a couple chances to win it at the buzzer in its loss vs. Northwestern. Watch the finishes in this post.

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Video: Shannon Scott goes 5-hole on Frank Kaminsky

Shannon Scott

Shannon Scott Pass Through the Legs to Trey McDonald Dunk vs. Wisconsin

No doubt about it, Shannon Scott has struggled during Ohio State’s recent Big Ten slide. The junior guard came off the bench for the first time this season Saturday at Wisconsin, and he just so happened to help lead the Buckeyes to a 59-58 road win. Oh, and he also tallied one of the best assists you’ll see all season. Let’s just say, Scott caught Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky by surprise on his dime to Trey McDonald. Watch the highlight pass in this post.

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