The Overtime! ‘Thursday Twitter Take Five’

Following your favorite NEC athlete or sportswriter on Twitter is an enjoyable experience, but can also become an overwhelming one.

With so many people to follow and so much information to digest, it isn’t always easy to manage. Hence, the Overtime! Blog’s Twitter Take Five, a new weekly feature that selects five of the most intriguing/significant Tweets from across the NEC and presents them to our fans right here on the Official Blog of the Northeast Conference.



Tweet No. 5 – Dan Lobacz, LIU Brooklyn Sports Information Director


Kevin Ogletree played collegiately at Virginia.  No, even after all the recent conference realignment, Virginia is not a NEC member, but as Mr. Lobacz pointed out on Twitter, there is still a connection between the NEC and Ogletree.  This is just another example of Mr. Lobacz living up to his job title by uncovering and disseminating information.


Tweet No. 4 – Alyssa Rodriguez, Monmouth student


The first thing that popped into our heads when reading the above tweet was The Beach Boys’ classic hit “Be True to Your School.”  Allegiance to the Blue & White, even at the expense of her favorite NFL team, is exactly what this Monmouth student has put on full display in this tweet.  The tweet was sent moments after former all-NEC receiver, and Monmouth alumnus, Miles Austin hauled in a 34-yard touchdown pass midway through the fourth quarter during Wednesday night’s NFL opener.  It would turn out to be the decisive score.


Tweet No. 3 – Rashad Barksdale, Albany Football alumnus and former NFL Draft pick 


Yes, it’s another tweet related to the first NFL game of the 2012 season, and a good one at that.  Anyone who watched last night’s game will tell you that Tony Romo victimized a Giants’ secondary that was without starter Prince Amukamara. Had @RBHUD25 been on the Giants’ depth chart rather than home tweeting maybe the outcome would have been different?  Regardless, in a league like the NFL where injuries run rampant, it is surprising that Barksdale hasn’t received any phone calls. After all, Barksdale only ranked FOURTH OVERALL in the entire Arena Football League with 97 solo tackles for the Kansas City Command this past season.


Tweet No. 2 – Chris Setticase, Robert Morris Football alumnus 


For those of you folks born after the emergence of the smart phone, unlike this former RMU defensive lineman, there were these things called “Pay Phones.” There aren’t too many of them around anymore, but apparently there’s one nearby Adam Levine’s house.


Tweet No. 1 – Coby Rosemier-Gussio, Mount St. Mary’s sophomore, 2012 NEC T&F Most Outstanding Rookie


Sure, Coby is excited about the return of football, but he isn’t letting it distract him from working toward becoming a top-tier collegiate Decathlete.  Yes, the next NEC championship track & field meet isn’t until February 2013, but one doesn’t win the NEC’s Most Outstanding Rookie award without some practice and preparation.


– Sept. 6, 2012 –

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