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). Yesterday, we gave you 100 Twitter accounts from the blogging world.. The second set 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 finish up @HokieGuru’s Twitter 200 for 2012!!
The Second 100 (Mainstream Media)
1.@HokiesJournal – Mark Giannotto covers Virginia Tech sports for The Washington Post.
2.@AaronMcFarling – Aaron McFarling covers Virginia Tech, Virginia, and Southwest Virginia high school sports for the Roanoke Times.
3.@AndyBitterVT – Andy Bitter is the Virginia Tech Hokies football blogger for the Roanoke Times and the Virginian Pilot.
4.@NormWood – Norm Wood covers Virginia Tech and Virginia athletics for the Daily Press.
5.@DavidTeelatDP – David Teel is “the Dean of all Sports Columnists in the State of Virginia.”
6.@HankKurzJr – Hank Kurz, Jr. is the Associated Press Columnist for the public universities in Virginia.
7.@ChrisColston – Chris Colston has worked for the Virginia Tech Athletics Department (where he published the Hokie Huddler)
8.@TerpsInsider – Terps Insider, authored by Eric Prisbelle and Steve Yanda, is your Washington Post source for Maryland Athletics.
9.@washpost68 – “The 68” is the Washington Post’s “bracketology project” for the Men’s NCAA Division I basketball tournament.
10.@SageSteele – One of the harder working sports anchors on ESPN. Has a calming presence on Sunday mornings.
11.@Sara_Walsh – Sports anchor at ESPN who came through the ranks at WUSA9 CBS TV in Washington, DC.
12.@ErinAndrews – Erin Andrews is ABC’s Good Morning American Correspondent, the ESPN Anchor for the first hour of College Gameday, and a sideline reporter for big games.
13.@JennBrownESPN – Jenn Brown, another ESPN sideline reporter, has seen several Thursday night games in 2011. She’s sure to be a fixture in many stadiums in 2012.
14.@CharissaT – Charissa Thompson co-hosts a show on ESPN called, “Numbers Never Lie.”
15.@Mark_Schlabach – Mark Schalbach is a senior college football writer on ESPN.com. A must follow.
16.@jimrome – Almost where sports talk radio began… still love March when Jim Rome hits the airwaves and talks college hoops.
17.@ESPN_ACC – ESPN’s ACC football blogger, Heather Dinich, runs the show here.
18.@ESPN_SEC – ESPN’s Edward Aschoff and Chris Low blog SEC football at this Twitter account.
19.@ESPN_BigTen – ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett have you covered on all things Big Ten football from Minnesota all the way to Pennsylvania.
20.@ESPN_Big12 – ESPN’s David Ubben provides the content here (he has several years of experience covering the Big 12 Conference).
21.@ESPN_Pac12blog –Ted Miller is ESPN’s Pac 12 blogger and has been covering college football for almost 15 years.
22.@ESPN_BigEast – Andrea Adelson covers the Big East beat for ESPN (she’s going to log a lot of miles when Boise State and San Diego State join the conference… hello, first class airfare upgrade).
23.@CFBLive – The official Twitter account of ESPN’s College Football Live.
24.@CollegeGameDay – The official Twitter account of ESPN’s College Gameday.
25.@ESPNHomeCourt – The official ESPN college basketball account.
26.@eamonnbrennan – Eamonn Brennan is the College Basketball Nation blogger for ESPN
27.@MikeMillerNBC – Mike Miller, always with quality college basketball news, runs Beyond The Arc for NBC Sports.
28.@AndyGlockner – Andy Glockner is an outstanding college hoops writer for SI.com. He writes various features throughout the season and is very accurate in his bracketology predictions for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
29.@Andy_Staples – Andy Staples covers college football and recruiting for SI.com.
30.@DickieV – The one… the only… Dick Vitale… I don’t think I need to say more here.
31.@DanShulman_ESPN – ESPN’s main announcer for big college basketball games… generally partners up with Dick Vitale, Bobby Knight, Jay Bilas and/or Bill Raftery.
32.@GaryParrishCBS – Gary Parrish is a college basketball columnist at CBSSports.com.
33.@BFeldmanCBS – One of the best college football columnists in the country. What ESPN did to him was unconscionable. Got to the point where there was a “Free Bruce” movement on Twitter. Thankfully, CBS hired him. What has happened to ESPN?
34.@McMurphyCBS – Greg McMurphy is a national college football writer for CBSSports.com.
35.@GreggDoyelcbs – Greg Doyel is the national columnist for CBS Sports, but his writings on college football and basketball are superb enough for me to list him here.
36.@dennisdoddcbs – Dennis Dodd is a national college football writer for CBSSports.com.
37.@Adam_Jacobi – Adam Jacobi is a national college football blogger for CBSSports.com.
38.@jppalm – Jerry Palm, in his words, is the “resident sports geek” at CBSSports.com. He’s the owner and operator of CollegeRPI.com and CollegeBCS.com. He’s my go-to source when I ask the question, “Are the Hokies in the NCAA tournament?” I generally get “no” from him, but it has been the truth.
39.@BryanDFischer – He is a sports writer covering national college football and recruiting for CBSSports.com.
40.@MattJonesCBB – Matt Jones has blogged at several places on college basketball. Right now, I believe he’s at CBSSports.com.
41.@RealJayWilliams – Jay Williams, a former Duke basketball player, is a college basketball analyst for ESPN. You’ll see him in the studio and also providing analysis at games.
42.@NicoleAuerbach – Nicole is the college sports/online producer for USA Today.
43.@PeteThamelNYT – Pete Thamel is the national college sports reporter for The New York Times. He is a dude who knows how to break stories. He generally has had the first word on conference realignment.
44.@CFTalk – CollegeFootballTalk.com has its home at NBC Sports. It also provides television content for VERSUS, including 'College Football Talk', a new weekly show every Monday from 5-6 p.m. ET. @Mengus22 appeared on this show.
45.@d1scourse – Patrick Stevens is the Washington Times college sports reporter. He covers Maryland football in the fall and the DMV men’s basketball teams in the winter. He is your go to Twitter account for the world of college lacrosse. If you’re not following him on Twitter, you need to.
46.@washpostlive – Ivan Carter, from the Twin Cities, is the host of Washington Post Live on Comcast SportsNet Washington. It’s an interactive show that talks about the colleges in the Washington, DC area, on occasion.
47.@DrSaturday – Matt Hinton runs Dr. Saturday, Yahoo’s national college football blog. Always superb content.
48.@JayBilas – Jay Bilas is national college basketball analyst for ESPN. You’ll find him performing analysis on College Gameday (for basketball) and broadcasting in several arenas.
49.@jdubs88 – John Walters of The Daily was the originator of the College Football Twitter 200 when he worked at AOL’s Fan House. I’ve taken my spin on this and split it for college football and men’s basketball.
50.@DanWolken – Dan Wolken is the national sports columnist for The Daily (the publication with original content only for the iPad.
51.@MattNorlander – Matt Norlander is a college basketball writer for CBSSports.com and was the founder of College Hoops Journal.
52.@GoodmanCBS – Jeff Goodman is a senior college basketball writer for CBSSports.com. He always has the latest scoop.
53.@JeffBorzello – Jeff Borzello writes about college basketball and covers recruiting for CBSSports.com.
54.@SethDavisHoops – Seth Davis is a college basketball reporter and analyst for Sports Illustrated and SI.com. He also provides game day analysis in the studio for CBS Sports.
55.@LukeWinn – Luke is a college basketball writer for Sports Illustrated and SI.com.
56.@YahooForde – Pat Forde, once employed by ESPN.com, is the national college sports writer for Yahoo.
57.@JeffEisenberg – Jeff Eisenberg is the managing editor of the Yahoo Sports college basketball blog, The Dagger.
58.@LisaHorne – Lisa Horne is the national college football writer for Fox Sports.
59.@ESPNAndyKatz – Andy Katz is the ESPN.com senior writer for college basketball. He’s also a full-time report for college basketball.
60.@JasonKingESPN – Jason King, once a college basketball writer for Yahoo Sports, is now a reporter for ESPN.
61.@FranFraschilla – Fran Fraschilla, former head coach at St. John’s University, is a college basketball analyst in the studio and in games for ESPN.
62.@GottliebShow – Doug Gottlieb is a college basketball analyst in the studio (generally for ESPN2).
63.@TSNMike – Mike DeCourcy is a College hoops writer for Sporting News and a studio analyst at the Big Ten Network. He was recently elected to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Hall of Game (well-deserved, too).
64.@KenPomeroy – No one does more with college basketball analytics than Ken Pomeroy. It’s my hope that someday, the NCAA will start using us analytics as part of their model to select college basketball teams.
65.@SLMandel – Stewart Mandel is a national college football writer for SI.com.
66.@BTNTomDienhart – Tom Dienhart, once with the Sporting News and then Rivals.com, is now the senior writer for BTN.com.
67.@cbfowler – Chris Fowler hosts ESPN’s College Gameday, my favorite college football show on the earth.
68.@murphsturph – Brian Murphy covers the Boise State Broncos for the Idaho Statesman.
69.@GrantLand33 – The Twitter feed for the newest and best sport pop culture site with contributors that include Chuck Klosterman.
70.@MattZemek_CFN – Matt Zemek is a national college football writer for College Football News. I would be one that says he provides a voice of reason for college football on Twitter (and he enjoys 100 character hash tags… good times).
71.@RichCirminiello – Rich Cirminiello is a national college football writer for College Football News.
72.@BarrettSallee – Barrett Sallee blogs about the SEC for College Football News.
73.@RussMitchellCFB – Russ Mitchell is an SEC columnist for College Football News.
74.@colfootballnews – Pete Fiutak is the main site administrator for College Football News. This is probably my favorite mainstream media college football site on the Internet.
75.@DanWetzel – Dan Wetzel is the national sports columnist for Yahoo Sports. He is the author of Death to the BCS.
76.@Bomani_Jones – Bomani Jones is a columnist with SB Nation. You can also see him on ESPN’s Around the Horn.
77.@MrCFB – Tony Barnhart is a sports writer for the Atlanta Constitution-Journal, a broadcaster for CBS, a writer at CBSSports.com, and has several other gigs. The man is “Mr. Football in the South.”
78.@RalphDrussoAP – Ralph Drusso is the national college football writer for the Associated Press.
79.@AP_Top25 – This is the Associated Press Top 25 college football and basketball Twitter feed.
80.@KyleTucker_CJ – Kyle Tucker, once the Virginian Pilot Virginia Tech beat reporter and blogger, is now the beat reporter for the Kentucky Wildcats.
81.@TimBrando – Tim Brando is the host of College Football Today on CBS and also does Sunday Night ACC Hoops for Fox Sports Net. He’s one of the true pros on the air today.
82.@JonRothstein – Jon Rothstein is a college basketball Insider for CBS Sports Network and a contributor to CBSSports.com.
83.@DufresneLATimes – Since I live in the east coast, I have to go out of my boundaries a little bit. Chris Dufresne is the national college football reporter for the Los Angeles Times and a great follow.
84.@ByTimReynolds – Tim Reynolds is the Associated Press reporter who covers the Miami Heat, the Miami Dolphins, and the Miami Hurricanes.
85.@DaveTelep – Dave Telep is ESPN’s national senior college basketball recruiting analyst.
86.@evandanielscout – Evan Daniels is the national college basketball recruiting analyst for Scout and Fox Sports.
87.@TomLemming – Tom Lemming is senior college football recruiting guru… one of the firsts in the business.
88.@Spiewak – Stephen Spiewak is a college football recruiting analyst for CBS’ MaxPreps.com.
89.@Ivan_Maisel –Ivan Maisel is a college football reporter on ESPN.com and also hosts the ESPNU college football podcast.
90.@accsports – Jim Young is the managing editor of ACCSports.com. If you’re looking for great ACC sports content on football and men’s basketball, this is the Twitter feed you need to follow.
91.@SeanBielawski – Sean Bielawski is the host of “The Sean Bielawski Show” on ESPN Blacksburg. He is a radio voice covering the Virginia Tech Hokies.
92.@SamWalkerOBX – Sam Walker is the News Director - Max Radio Of The Carolina's. We look to him for ACC basketball coverage in the Outerbanks.
93.@matt_hayessn – Matt Hayes is the senior college football writer for the Sporting News.
94.@Bmac_SN – Brian McLaughlin is the senior college football recruiting analyst for the Sporting News.
95.@twstephens – Tim Stephens covers college football in Florida for the Orlando Sentinel.
96.@JoeOvies – Joe Ovies is on ESPN Radio in the Triangle. We’re talking about someone who knows the ACC well.
97.@AGoldFan – Adam Gold is the radio partner of Joe Ovies on ESPN Radio in the Triangle.
98.@jpgiglio – Joe Giglio is a sports writer for the News Observer (in Raleigh, NC) and the Charlotte Observer. He writes about all ACC all the time in North Carolina.
99.@StarNewsACC – Brett Friedlander is the Star News blogger on ACC Sports. He has you covered in Wilmington, NC.
100.@BGMull – Brian Mull is the StarNews writer covering UNC-Wilmington and CAA basketball.