Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, February 23, 2014

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Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY

Tom Izzo tore into Russell Byrd during Sunday afternoon's loss to rival Michigan. College basketball analyst and BTN contributor Seth Davis noticed it and tweeted it. Problem is, he was thinking about a former Big Ten Byrd, the Purdue one, and tweeted "D.J Byrd." Twitter being what it is, the former Boiler responded to Davis – all the way from Germany.

Byrd's response? "I do have a voice mail."

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See the Twitter exchange below:

Byrd, in his first pro season, is averaging 12.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists for the VfL Kirchheim Knights.

About Brent Yarina web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men's basketball for He writes the popular uniform feature "Clothes Call," which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina's RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.