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 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 – Ron Ratner, NEC Senior Associate Commissioner
Did I pick a game or what? @WagnerAthletics Ugo Nwaigwe w/ triple double- 12 pts/19 reb/13(!) blk, Jasmine Nwajei just missed one w/ 29/10/9
— Ron Ratner (@NECHoopsRon) February 18, 2014
So, NEC Senior Associate Commissioner Ron Ratner just happened to be on Grymes Hill this past Monday night when history was made. With 12 points, 19 rebounds and a NEC single-game record 13 blocked shots, Wagner sophomore center Ugo Nwaigwe recorded the first triple-double in program history during a win over Fairleigh Dickinson. Freshman teammate Jasmine Nwajei nearly matched the feat in the same game, coming up one assist shy in what was the #NECWBB Game of the Week on ESPN3.
Tweet No. 4 – Aubrey Mable, Senior SS, Bryant Softball
— AM (@ohyeahAUBZyeah) February 21, 2014
Yes, softball and baseball are back and Bryant’s senior shortstop is pumped! With Mable, a first team all-NEC selection, leading the way, the Bulldogs open their 2014 campaign on Friday, February 21. Mable, who batted .396 and belted 7 bombs last season, was just named a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award, too.
Tweet No. 3 – Craig Meyer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer
Usually try not to gush about the people I cover, but man, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more impressive NCAA athlete than Karvel Anderson
— Craig Meyer (@CraigMeyerPG) February 21, 2014
Don’t apologize, Craig. It’s hard not to marvel at Karvel, especially on nights like this past Thursday. Wowing the crowd by making difficult shots look easy, the RMU sparkplug poured in 26 second-half points as the Colonials erased a 16-point deficit against LIU Brooklyn. Anderson heads into the final three games of the regular season slate averaging 19.0 points per game while shooting an INSANE 48.4 percent from three-point range.
Then, there’s this side of Karvel’s story, which only makes this junior shooting guard that much more amazing… NBC News Feature: What does it take to escape poverty? Ask Karvel Anderson, American success story in the making
Tweet No. 2 – Bill Herenda, KFBK AM Sports Anchor – Sacramento
— Bill Herenda (@billherenda) February 21, 2014
To answer your question, Mr. Herenda… NO!
As for the actual game, something tells us Herenda loved that, too. In a season during which first-year head coach Greg Herenda (Bill’s brother) had already guided the Knights to wins over Garden State rivals Seton Hall and Rutgers, Fairleigh Dickinson added another notable win. Solidifying their NEC Tournament hopes in the process, FDU visited a packed Dawg Pound up at Bryant and knocked off the second-place Bulldogs. Anyway, we hope all fans, like Bill Herenda, are enjoying free live streaming on NEC Front Row this hoops season.
Tweet No. 1 – Meghan Cotugno, Senior, Saint Francis U Swimming
— Meghan LaRae (@hashtagmeghan) February 21, 2014
hashtagmeghan = #Awesome