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 – Tyrik Miller, Wagner football fan


We have been fortunate enough to watch numerous superb student-athletes come through the Northeast Conference, and Nick Doscher is in that category.  Although measuring the toughness of student-athletes is not one of our specialties here at the Overtime! Blog, we can confidently say Wagner’s all-NEC first team quarterback is one tough dude. Overcoming numerous injuries throughout his four seasons on Grymes Hill, Doscher was never afraid to sacrifice his body to gain even a single yard.  Hats off to this senior signal caller, who led Wagner to its best season as a FCS member and first playoff win since 1987.


Tweet No. 4 – Josh Alaeze, DE, Central Connecticut football


Not only does Josh Alaeze know all about tackling, but it also appears that he knows a little something about existential theory as well.  If Søren Kierkegaard had a Twitter account, then he would most-likely “favorite” this defensive end’s tweet. And, for those of you wondering, Alaeze made 50 tackles, including 9.0 stops for a loss in 2012.


Tweet No. 3 – Bryant Athletic Compliance Dept.


With final exams looming, Bryant’s compliance office sent out this friendly reminder.  The NCAA prohibits mandatory activity during the week leading up to the start of exams for student-athletes who are currently out of season.  Keep in mind, rehabilitation work remains permissible during this period. #NCAARulesEducation


Tweet No. 2 – Hickory Pick Fences, Blogger


Sophomore slump? Not for Kyle Vinales.  The Central Connecticut guard, who doubles as a point-scoring machine, dropped 27 on New Hampshire and still tops the NCAA Division I leader board in scoring (25.9 ppg).


Tweet No. 1 – Mike McFadden, Power Forward, Robert Morris MBB


This veteran post player didn’t come close to Twitter’s 140-character per tweet limit, but he didn’t need to. The image attached to his tweet explains it all.  The Colonials’ grit, togetherness and defensive teamwork have resulted in four consecutive NEC Championship Game appearances.  Will there be a fifth? Only time will tell, but, for now, everyone is still buzzing about Robert Morris’ victory over MAC member Ohio, a team that advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 last March.


– Dec. 7, 2012 – 

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