NEC News of the Day: Twitter/TwitPics Help Tell the Story as UAlbany Breaks Ground & Monmouth Soccer Trains Hard

By no means do we (here at Overtime!) own stock in Twitter, but if you haven’t done so already, it is time to open an account.

It’s a great way for sports fans to interact and a great way to get the latest information on your favorite teams.

For example, followers of @UAlbanySports received an up-close look at Tuesday’s ground-breaking ceremony on the school’s multi-purpose stadium.

Of course, Bob Ford, “The Architect of UAlbany Football” was on hand for the groundbreaking festivities and even took it upon himself to do a little work in the meantime. 

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This morning, @MUWSoccer followers saw just how hard the Hawks are training this spring in preparation for another NEC title run next fall.

@MUWSoccer – More pics from our beach workout! http://yfrog.com/ki5ytjhuj

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And, of course, the REAL reason why you should open a Twitter account is then you will automatically become eligible to be selected by Overtime! Blog as a “Top Tweeter.”

Overtime!’s Top-rated Mid-Week Tweets
@JonRothstein – Another non-conf game to watch next season — Seton Hall vs. LIU in the Barclays Center. Huge opportunity for Jack Perri + the Blackbirds.

@TheRock – My faith. RT: @stanleybtheatre: When u were broke and cut from the CFL, what kept u from just giving up altogether?

@WagnerAthletics – BB: Need a new computer background? Take a look at this downloadable wallpaper courtesy of @WagBaseball http://www.wagnerathletics.com/sports/2012/4/17/BB_0417122202.aspx?id=289

@coachpace – Cant say enough about Coach Summitt. I wouldn’t be where I am today as a coach without my experience at #Tennessee. #ThankYouPat #NCAAW

@MarkSingelais – #NFL teams have asked #Albany QB #DanDiLella to have his cellphone ready on draft day.

@Jcast12 – my man @TFitz_Deca8K is gonna kill the meet this weekend

@TFitz_Deca8K – Everything we work towards… On display on our home track these next two days… Doesn’t get any better

 

On a sadder note, Overtime! has learned that the great Pat Summit is calling it quits after a #Marvelous career in college basketball.  Here is a statement release by WBCA CEO, and a good friend of Overtime! Blog, Beth Bass aka @WBCA1981

“When you think of women’s basketball, you think of Pat Summitt. She is the first female coach whose name literally has become synonymous with her sport.

“Of course, we all know her record — the thousand victories, the eight national championships, and so on — but we’ll never be able to adequately put into words the contributions Pat has made to women’s basketball and, specifically, to the women’s basketball coaching profession. She is a mentor, role model and inspiration to so many. All coaches of girls’ and women’s basketball have her to thank in large part for the success our game now enjoys.

“Pat is a founding member of the WBCA. She was present in the meeting held during the Olympic Festival in Syracuse, N.Y., in 1981, to discuss the formation of a women’s basketball coaches association. She has been a member and tremendous supporter of the WBCA ever since. We will forever be indebted to her for what she has done through the years for this association.”

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