The Overtime! Weekly ‘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 – Chad Clair, Saint Francis (PA) alumnus


Yes, it is that time of year. The NEC Volleyball Championships are hours away, and Saint Francis (PA) has been invited to the party.  The Red Flash will hold the No. 4 seed in the two-day, four-team single-elimination event.  Saint Francis will draw top-seeded LIU Brooklyn and its 16-0 NEC record in the semifinal, which will air live on


Tweet No. 4 – Jennifer Loh, Wagner student


We thank Jennifer for sending us this great photo from Wagner’s picturesque Grymes Hill campus, but we have one question to ask – isn’t every day at “Swagner” a beautiful one?


Tweet No. 3 – Larry Licata, CCSU fan


Larry Licata obviously loves the fact that his Blue Devils are taking advantage of their freebies. In Thursday night’s 86-71 win over Brown, CCSU went a perfect 13-for-13 from the charity stripe.  Guard Kyle Vinales, who poured in 28 points, was responsible for six of those makes.


Tweet No. 2 – Joe Haigh, Head Coach, Saint Francis (PA) WBB


Jimmy V? Dora the Explorer? Whoever said it, we get the point.  In his first year as the Saint Francis (PA) head coach, Joe Haigh’s Flash haven’t come close to giving up yet.  They’re 2-0 with wins over MEAC preseason favorite Howard and Patriot League member Bucknell. Most recently, the Flash trailed Bucknell at the half, but didn’t give up.  They managed to overcome their shooting struggles and grind out a 62-54 win.


Tweet No. 1 – Erik Abarca, FDU Soccer fan



Mr. Abarca fired off this tweet on Monday, November 12 only minutes after NEC men’s soccer champion Fairleigh Dickinson found out it would face Big East member St. John’s in the first round of the NCAA College Cup.  His prediction of an upset wasn’t a pipe dream by any means.  FDU, which entered the matchup having won four NCAA Tournament games under head coach Seth Roland, stunned host St. John’s, 1-0.


– Nov. 16, 2012 –


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