Happy New Year from all of us at SCACCHoops!!! We’re in the giving mood and we’re all about good karma!! To start your 2012 off right, we have some recommendations for college sports accounts that you should follow (admittedly, I like the ACC but there are other accounts with a nationwide focus). The first set of Twitter accounts come from the blogging world.
The second set, which will be posted tomorrow, comes from the mainstream media world. Keep in mind that the twitter accounts are listed in NO PARTICULAR ORDER. We are covering college football, basketball, and hockey here. Let’s begin @HokieGuru’s Twitter 200 for 2012!!
The First 100 (Bloggers and the Twitterati).
1.@TheKeyPlay – This is the most popular Virginia Tech Hokies Blog and it’s gone a long way in a short time. @BeerControl @pabooth89 @KBurkeVT @SparachNSniff @VTvince79 @Beaunerjam @hokiewolf and @kngjb3 are a just a few of the key contributors here. The blog covers football, basketball, wrestling… all things Hokies… one of the best on the Internet. Bonus Blogs: @vtechfanblog – Virginia Tech Fan has you covered for three Virginia Tech sports, including football, men’s basketball, and baseball. There is also great recruiting news coming out of this site. @techhoops - Exclusively covers Virginia Tech men’s basketball. Their site won an award in 2009 from Washingtonian Magazine for one of the best sports blogs in the Washington, DC area. @TheNorthEndzone – Think of this as your blog of Hokies who have never left the student section at the football game (10 years after graduation). There are football game previews here, predictions, and recaps. I’m a contributor here, BTW. Lots of witty, funny folks here.
2.@NunesMagician – Gotta give Syracuse their appropriate introduction here to the Atlantic Coast Conference. Sean Keely runs the best Orange Athletics blog on the Internet… they cover football, men’s basketball, and lacrosse over there. Bonus pickup: @Eric_TheOrange
4.@DukeBlogMKline – Of course, you know there are many Duke University sports blogs that cover basketball. But how many Duke Blogs cover football? Mike Kline does. He was talking about position battles… yes, he was.
5.@DukeHoopBlog – Adam Rowe runs this blog for all things Duke hoops.
7.@TerrapinNation – This is the official Twitter account of Scott Greene, who is the publisher of the blog, Terps Insider. If you are looking for your Terps fix for football, men’s basketball, and lacrosse, this is your go to blog.
8.@RNR_NCSU – Riddick and Reynolds run the most comprehensive NC State athletics blog on the Internet. James Curle, who runs this blog also does a weekly podcast with @DerekMedlin and @Austin_Johnson which is a must listen for NC State fans. Bonuses: @NCStateFootball and @OnTheDunk has you covered for Wolfpack football and hoops, respectively.
10.@HokieGuru – This is me here… and you’ll find some of the best Virginia Tech Hokies and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) news at the sites that I blog at, including All Sports Discussion and SCACCHoops.
13.@BCInterruption – BC Interruption is a blog that is focused on, you guessed it, Boston College Athletics. Bonuses: @BCHysteria (one of the main editors at @BCInterruption and has participated in ACC football panels at SCACCHoops), @BCMike22 (who covers Boston College football and men’s basketball, beer, and his wife is a Hokie… he’s also participated in ACC football panels at All Sports Discussion), @SoaringToGlory, and @SaturdaysOnShea.
14.@tarfeelfanblog - Tar Heel Fan Blog is your independent blog that covers University of North Carolina Football and Men’s Basketball. Bonus: @ztevans – Your “up and coming news source” for University of North Carolina Athletics. If there’s Tar Heels news out there, he will get it to you. Always a bonus having someone from the Daily Tar Heel on this list.
15.@TheUVAFool – Brian Leung covers every University of Virginia Cavalier sport out there… all. It’s all Hoos… all the time. Bonus picks: @WillsWorldMN (who participates in ACC pre-season football and men’s basketball roundtables at All Sports Discussion and SCACCHoops, @JohnSchick, and @bosborne5.
16.@akosnitzky – Adam Kosnitzky might be one of the bigger Hurricane fans on Twitter. He covers Miami Hurricanes football and I’m starting to move him over to ACC basketball, as well.
17.@Category6UM – If you need your fix on Miami Hurricanes basketball (and trust me, there aren’t many blogs that specialize in this topic), this is your go to source.
18.@CurtisKitchen – For the best coverage on Kansas State football and men’s basketball, look no further than this account.
19.@fetch9 – The bro, here, covers University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux Hockey at @SiouxBlog and is a contributor to Rock Chalk Jayhawk, where he blogs frequently on Kansas men’s basketball. Fetch also runs The College Hockey Blog. He is literally all over the Internet.
20.@TheUConnBlog – All things UConn… all the time.
21.@LandThieves – The best Oklahoma Sooners blog on the Internet originates from this Twitter account.
23.@HJBosch21- HJ Bosch was formerly the lead social media voice at Lost Lettermen. I look to him for a voice on Michigan Wolverines football (and Wolverines sports, in general) and the overall general college football scene.
24.@UMGoBlog – If you’re looking for the best Michigan Wolverines blog on the Internet, look no further than the content that originates from this account. Enough said.
25.@Aaron_Torres – Managing editor of College Football Blog Crystalballrun.com and runs Aarontorres-sports.com.
26.@pokelahoma – The lead blogging voice of Oklahoma State athletics on Twitter.
27.@DrewVachal – One of the more polite Boise State fans on Twitter… follow him for that reason alone lol.
28.@BriEldridge – If you’re looking for Kentucky football and men’s basketball news, along with breaking releases on recruiting, make sure you go here to the account of Brian Eldridge.
30.@wesrucker247 – Wes Rucker has you covered 24/7 on Tennessee Volunteers athletics.
31.@PhilRowen – Phil Rowen is a video game reviewer… and also writes about the Alabama Crimson Tide football team.
33.@FloridaGirlInDC – Tammy Gordon is a foodie, a Nole fan, and a non-profit social media goddess.
35.@vabeachrep – Joe Suhoski covers Colonial Athletics Association (CAA) sports at the CAAZone and Football Championship Subdivision football at the Saturday Blitz. He’s a proud Old Dominion University alumnus.
38.@raphiellej – Raphielle Johnson is the assistant editor at CollegeHoopsNet. He provides a blogger’s national view of college basketball (he’s a big picture guy that looks at the Big Six and mid-major conferences).
39.@rushthecourt – Rush the Court is one of the best independent college basketball blogs on the Internet. They do basketball 24-7.
40.@TalkinACCSports – Jeffery Fann, who I blog with at All Sports Discussion, provides outstanding coverage of the ACC (and sports, in general). As he says at his web site, “We love the ACC, but we’ll talk whatever is interesting in the World of Sports.”
41.@accblogger – Brandon Rink, who is the multimedia journalist for The Anderson Independent Mail, is also an excellent ACC analyst. You’ll find his blog posts at ACC Blogger. He provides outstanding coverage of the ACC.
42.@JoshParcell – Josh Parcell runs the site, ACC Mania, which again is another great blog for ACC football and basketball. Parcell interned at ESPN and is a star on the rise… a communications major at Virginia Tech.
44.@scacchoops – Jon Pence, who I blog with at SCACCHoops, provides some of the best ACC basketball coverage in the country… by far. Pence also has some of the best web site widgets in the country… his live stats application is outstanding.
45.@ClubTrillion – Mark Titus is a former walk-on basketball player for The Ohio State University.
46.@SouthernPigskin – It wouldn’t be Saturday in the South without football… and that’s what the guys from Southern Pigskin truly believe. This is your home for football in the South… the ACC, the SEC, and the Southern Conference.
48.@SolidVerbal – The Solid Verbal is a bi-weekly college football podcast with Ty Hildenbrandt and Dan Rubenstein. In September 2011, The Solid Verbal joined forces with Grantland.com, providing the Grantland Network Podcast with a weekly college football recap show.
50.@Dobber_BTB_SBN – This is Chris Dobbertean’s college basketball twitter account, Dobbertean is SB Nation's resident bracketologist and he covers college basketball all year, however, he really ramps up the coverage from November to March. Dobbertan provides outstanding national coverage for college basketball.
51.@TheUpsetBlog – This twitter account is focused on college football in the west. More specifically, you’ll find coverage of the Mountain West and Western Athletic Conferences (and BYU). For hoops, you’ll also find coverage of West Coast Conference on The Upset Blog.
52.@CornNation – The SB Nation University of Nebraska blog for all things Cornhuskers.
53.@NBADraftBlog – Ed Isaccson provides national coverage of college basketball at his blog, but the big benefit is his analysis in the NBA Draft. He’s your source for the NBA potential of your favorite college players.
55.@ImTheSportsDude – Dwayne Watts pretty much tweets about anything that is West Virginia University related (he’ll chime in on the Big East, too).
58.@InTheBleachers – Michael Felder, a walk-on football player for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, runs one of the best independent football blogs on the Internet. His famous “Slate of Eight” game previews and “Fetch Friday” podcasts keep us college football fans going all season log.
59.@Mengus22 – Mark Ennis is the co-administrator for SB Nation’s Big East Coast Bias, where he provides his musings on College Football and Men’s Basketball. He is one of the wittiest people that I follow on Twitter.
60.@KevinOnCFB – Kevin McGuire is the national college football writer for Examiner.com and is the host for the No Two-Minute Warning podcast.
61.@CFBRocker – Reginald Eller is a staff writer at @CrystalBallRun.
62.@BrendanLoy – Brendan Loy is a lot like myself (though I do not have the parental and attorney duties)… he’s a college sports fan, a political junkie, and he blogs about mid-major college basketball.
65.@CrystalBallRun - Fox Sports syndicated college football blog bringing you quality news, opinion, and insight. Also, they are unapologetic Lane Kiffin lovers.
67.@IntelligentCFB – Tim Hyland is the founder of Intelligent College Football and is also the host of The College Football Athenaeum podcast.
69.@KohneysKorner – Marc Kohn is a sports TV producer who is the Hefeweizen beer of Twitter; he talks without a filter.
70.@CvilleHoops13 – Has you covered on Virginia Tech and Virginia men’s basketball (and also scouts other teams in the ACC).
71.@LSUChadP – Chad Potier is the originator of the great “Here We Geaux” podcast. He is the operations/production manager for WAEC Love860AM and WWWE 1100AM in Atlanta and the sound engineer for The Chuck Oliver Show.
73.@Deadspin – The leading sports gossip web site on the Internet. The TMZ of college sports.
74.@SportsByBrooks – Sports by Brooks breaks many news stories before the others do. Has sources that other mainstream media types probably dream of. The funny thing is… I often see people complain about his articles, but they are generally accurate. So the only people that are bothered seem to be those that attend schools that he writes about. My professor at Virginia Tech once said that when people mention your name, then you are relevant. That’s what’s happening to Brooks here.
78.@TheBigLead – An independent sports blog managed by Jason McIntyre and David Lessa. The Big Lead covers the major professional and college sports… and will cover many stories the others refuse to cover. They have courage to criticize ESPN, the mother ship, when no one else will.
80.@PlayoffPAC – The name of this Twitter account says all… the folks want a college football playoff.
81.@TAMUCompliance – Brad Barnes of the Texas A&M Athletics Compliance office probably provides the best advice for fans and boosters of college athletics. And his tweets probably apply to every university.
82.@DrewsView – Andrew Smith, sports TV producer in the NYC metro area, probably knows more about the college betting lines that anyone I know on Twitter. He provides the line for “recreational purposes.”
85.@rushthecourt – Rush the Court (which I did last year in Blacksburg when Virginia Tech defeated Duke in Men’s Basketball) is an independent blog, which is national in scope for college basketball coverage.
88.@Peter_R_Casey – Peter Casey is the community manager at Five Star Basketball and a blogger at Huffington Post. He was also the first media credentialed microblogger for St. John’s University men’s basketball.
90.@ScottStras – Scott Strasemeier is a top source for Navy Athletics on Twitter.
91.@philsteele042 – The one, the only, the college football preview god on Twitter, Phil Steele.
92.@Onside_Kick – The founders of Onside Kick just love football (professional or college). Some great articles on this site.
93.@ClayTravisBGID –Clay Travis seems to have a different daily troll target. I will never know how he makes that decision, but it’s pretty funny.
95.@becb_sbn – Big East Coast Bias, you guessed it, is SB Nation’s blog for coverage on the Big East football and men’s basketball. It’s the brainchild of Mark Ennis (@Mengus22) and Patrick Southern (@TheRealPSJ)
96.@MileHighMids – Mile High Mids is a blog that focuses on the University of Denver and Northern Colorado men’s basketball. @BrendanLoy runs the blog.