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 — Molly Z., RMU senior, #ColonialCrazy


Looks like Molly is ready for a fun-filled day of hoops and free stuff at this year’s edition of Colonial Chaos.  For those of you who will be in Moon Township and are interested in attending it runs from 10:00 am until 6:30 pm in John Jay Hall before picking back up from 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm in the Sewall Center on Friday, November 30.


Tweet No. 4 – Ron Ratner, NEC Associate Commissioner, MBB PR contact


Ron may know what every NEC men’s player’s favorite color is, but he is, by no means, a women’s hoops guru.  The good news is, one need not be a guru to recognize the fact that Tricia Fabbri’s Quinnipiac Bobcats and Joe Haigh’s Saint Francis Red Flash are playing good basketball of late.  Their records speak for themselves.  The Bobcats have yet to lose, having notched two wins over A-10 members and a season-opening triumph over 2012 WNIT Runner-up James Madison.  The Flash have won four of their first five under a new head coach, including two wins over Mid-American foes and a victory over MEAC preseason favorite Howard.


Tweet No. 3 – Bill Paxton, Writer/Blogger, Connecticut Post


Paxton usually has his fingers on the pulse of Sacred Heart’s beat, and he was the first to send out this somewhat sad news. Yes, Mr. Cook is stepping aside to spend more time with his lovely children and grandchildren, but, yes, his departure leaves behind a huge void.  The knowledgeable, humorous and wise Cook was one of the MAAC’s founding fathers during his time at Fairfield before coming to Sacred Heart and overseeing the Pioneers transition into the Division I ranks during the 1990s. Under his guidance, Sacred Heart has won the Brenda Weare NEC Commissioner’s Cup each of the past five years.


Tweet No. 2 – Justine Miller, Team Manager, Mount MBB


This team manager was fired up for some more mayhem on Monday night at George Washington and what she got was another victory.  The Mountaineers, whose fast and furious style of play has made way for the name “Mount Mayhem, have defeated an America East foe as well as the A-10 member Colonials.  Not a bad start to the Jamion Christian Era.


Tweet No. 1 – Kasey Schiavoni, FDU men’s soccer supporter


Kasey fired off this tweet shortly after North Carolina ended Fairleigh Dickinson’s College Cup run in overtime of their Sweet 16 matchup. Sure, the Knights came up short against the defending NCAA champions in Chapel Hill, but they have nothing to hang their heads about.  Following a great regular season run, Seth Roland’s squad posted road wins over St. John’s and Saint Louis to reach the Sweet 16 for the second time in their head coach’s tenure.


– Nov. 30, 2012 –

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