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 – Drew Smith, NEC Football Alumnus
— andrew smith (@isayaaa10) August 30, 2013
This tweet should be an instant favorite for #NECFB fans. Thanks to Drew for sharing this awesome shot of three former #NECFB studs after the Bills vs. Redskins NFL preseason game. Smith, a first team all-NEC tailback in 2012, is one of the latest to join the list of NEC alumni in the NFL. Fellow Buffalo Bill Chris Hogan has been on that list for a couple of years now, while his old Monmouth teammate Jose Gumbs is wrapping up his second NFL Training Camp. Gumbs, now a defensive back for the Redskins, was the 2009 NEC Defensive Player of the Year.
Tweet No. 4 – Brendan Sysun, Bryant Alumnus
— Brendan Sysun (@Bsysun) August 29, 2013
It looks like someone is excited that Bryant recently added former Boston College head coach Al Skinner to its men’s basketball coaching staff.
Tweet No. 3 – Glenn Wong, UMass Professor
— Glenn Wong (@WongSportsLaw) August 30, 2013
This sports law guru gave the @NECcommish a plug this week for a recent interview she gave. In her fourth year as Northeast Conference Commissioner, Noreen Morris will again serve as Chair of the NCAA Leadership Council.
Tweet No. 2 – Sara Dieterich, Saint Francis Swimming
My head says yes, my body says no, but I still move forward because athletes don’t stop until they’re done. #hangtough
— Sara Dieterich (@_DEETZ_) August 30, 2013
This sophomore swimmer knows that there is no such thing as an easy road to an NEC championship. The Red Flash have won four straight NEC swimming titles and the perseverance that Dieterich tweets about helped make it possible.
Tweet No. 1 – Velton Jones, Former All-NEC Guard, Robert Morris MBB Alumnus
On a serious note, words can’t explain the amount of respect I have for @AndyToole def helped my game and help me become a better person
— Velton Jones (@VeltonJones2) August 29, 2013
It’s the first time in five years that Velton Jones isn’t going through preseason workouts with Andy Toole’s Robert Morris Colonials. The former all-NEC guard exhausted his eligibility this past spring, but will not soon be forgotten by #NECMBB fans just as he hasn’t forgotten the effect his head coach had on him during his illustrious career.