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 – Stephanie (@contttee_ovo_xo), Sacred Heart fan
Stephanie, Bobby Valentine and the rest of Sacred Heart Big Red Nation were all rooting for John Murphy as he made professional baseball debut for the Staten Island Yankees on June 17. In addition to taking great “selfies,” Murphy can also hit the baseball pretty well. Leading off and playing shortstop for Staten Island, Murphy went 2-for-3 in his first pro game as his team beat the rival Brooklyn Cyclones in NY-Penn League action.
Tweet No. 4 – Julian Stanford, Linebacker, Jacksonville Jaguars
He played his high school ball in Florida and now he’s back in the Sunshine State as a member of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. In between, however, Julian Stanford played collegiately at Wagner where he achieved all-Northeast Conference status as a linebacker. Glad to see this Jaguar paying a visit to his alma mater on Staten Island.
Tweet No. 3 – Jamal Olasewere, All-NEC Forward, LIU Brooklyn alumnus
With the two prior tweets touching on the NEC connection in pro football and pro baseball, our attention shifts to the hardwood. Former NEC Tournament MVP Jamal Olasewere, who helped the Blackbirds to a third consecutive conference crown in March, has a busy week in store. The Maryland native has workouts scheduled with the Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks and Philly 76ers.
Tweet No. 2 – Hickory Pick Fences, Hoops Blogger
Usually on top of NEC hoops happenings, this blogger delved into a little pop culture with the above tweet. Thanks to Hickory Pick for pointing out that the newly-crowned Miss USA went to Northeast Conference institution. Before becoming the first woman from Connecticut to ever be crowned Miss USA, Erin Brady studied Finance at Central Connecticut. Yes, that’s right… Miss USA is a CCSU Blue Devil!
Tweet No. 1 – Sara Larrabee, Bryant fan
After winning a pair of #FreeTees in a Twitter contest during Bryant’s victory over Arkansas in the NCAA Baseball Regionals, Sara Larrabee proudly showed off her new swag in the above Tweet. As you can see, her dad made out pretty well in the deal, too.