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85 Twitters ACC football fans should be following

By Gene Galin
Posted Wednesday, August 26, 2009

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ACC Football, in 140 characters or less.

Pittsboro, NC – The 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference football season kicks off on September 3. Fans are on the lookout for whatever information they can find about their favorite teams and their opponents. The latest rage is a Twitter, a social networking micro-blogging site that provides bursts of information in 140 characters or less.

I have compiled a list of 85 twitters ACC football fans should follow. This list should get you started on the way to receiving a daily flow of information about your favorite college football conference. (The number of followers and tweets are accurate as of 8/25/09)

News Media Twitters

ESPN_ACC
Followers: 2,968 Tweets: 842
Website: http://espn.go.com/blog/acc
Heather Dinich covers football for ESPN.com. She’s not afraid to express her opinions and fans can love and hate her within a 24 hour period of time.

accfootballnews
F: 1,036 T: 2,881
Website: http://accfootballnew.com/
Of course we are biased, but starting at around 6 am each morning followers get a steady stream of ACC football news links that have been read and reviewed before they are posted on Twitter. By the time most folks sit down at their desk at 8 am they have about a dozen or so newsworthy links to click on. The flow of information continues until about the noon. If you miss some of the tweets during the day, don’t worry; a daily links digest is posted on the web site the following morning.

thestatesports
F: 673 T: 196
Website: http://www.thestate.com/sports/
The State Newspaper in Columbia, SC.

ACCSports
F: 594 T: 634
Website: http://www.accsports.com/
The ACC Sports Journal and ACCSports.com are led by publisher David Glenn and editor Jim Young who pump out loads of ACC sports information.

DP_Sports
F: 88 T: 178
Website: http://www.dailypress.com/sports/
Daily Press Newspaper covering sports in Hampton Roads, Va., and all of the issues and conferences involved.

NH_Sports
F: 122 T: 541
Website: http://www.newsherald.com/sections/sports/
Sports department at The News Herald in Panama City, Florida.

NoleSports
F: 176 T: 196
Website: http://nolesports.tallahassee.com/
Florida State sports news from the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper.

ajcgatech
F: 309 T: 188
Website: http://www.ajc.com/sports
Georgia Tech beat reporter for the AJC.

MarkBradleyAJC
F: 2,557 T: 1,935
Website: http://blogs.ajc.com/mark-bradley-blog/
Mark Bradley is a sports columnist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

MrCFB
F: 2,566 T: 127
Website: http://blogs.ajc.com/mark-bradley-blog/
Tony Barnhart is a sports writer, broadcaster for ajc.com, CBS, CSS, and 790 The Zone.

twstephens
F: 3,303 T: 2,285
Tim Stephens is the sports editor for the Orlando Sentinel.

Corey_Clark
F: 76 T: 82
Website: http://nolesports.tallahassee.com/
Corey Clark is a sportswriter for the Tallahassee Democrat who covers Florida State athletics.

georgediaz
F: 738 T: 526
George Diaz is a sports columnist at The Orlando Sentinel.

BianchiWrites
F: 3,305 T: 416
Website: http://www.dailypress.com/sports/
Mike Bianchi is a sports columnist at The Orlando Sentinel.

NCAAfootballman
F: 922 T: 524
Website: http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_college/
Matt Humphrey is the Orlando Sentinel college football maven.

macontechtalk
F: 162 T: 489
Website: http://www.macon.com/techtalk/
Coley Harvey is the Georgia Tech football and men's basketball beat writer for The Telegraph (Macon, Ga.) and macon.com.

ChipTowersAJC
F: 280 T: 87
Chip Towers writes a recruiting blog for AJC.com.

D1scourse
F: 121 T: 307
Patrick Stevens is a sports columnist for the Washington Times who covers college football, basketball and lacrosse.

philsteele042
F: 409 T: 18
Website: http://philsteele.com/
Phil Steele is the publisher of Phil Steele's College Football Preview.

InsideCarolina
F: 672 T: 447
Website: http://northcarolina.scout.com/
The independent voice of UNC sports. If you are a Tar Heels fan this is one of the accounts for you. We suspect that once basketball season approaches, we'll see less football.

TheOsceola
F: 358 T: 137
Website: http://floridastate.rivals.com/
Osceola newspaper is devoted exclusively to covering Florida State athletics.

insidemdsports
F: 202 T: 162
Website: http://www.insidemdsports.com/
The independent voice of Maryland sports.

TarHeelMonthly
F: 281 T: 255
Website: http://www.tarheelmonthly.com/
Behind-the-scenes UNC athletics tweets from Lauren Brownlow, Adam Lucas and Turner Walston.

mgnfootball
F: 63 T: 34
Website: http://www.mdgridiron.umd.edu/
The Maryland Gridiron Network (MGN) is an official booster club of Maryland football.

TMH_Sports
F: 172 T: 281
Website: http://www.themiamihurricane.com/section/sports/
Sports stories and liveblogging tweets from the student newspaper of the University of Miami.

chroniclesports
F: 1,103 T: 1,825
Website: http://sports.chronicleblogs.com/
Football and basketball news from the Duke Chronicle student newspaper.

Sports Radio Twitters

wfnz
F: 676 T: 216
Website: http://www.wfnz.com/
Sports Radio 610 am & 1660am in Charlotte, NC

850thebuzz
F: 421 T: 743
Website: http://www.850thebuzz.com/blog/
Triangle's Sports Radio Blog maintained by joeovies

999TheFanESPN
F: 271 T: 144
99.9FM The Fan-ESPN Radio in Raleigh, NC

wsporadio
F: 145 T: 815
WSPO 99.3 FM is a Charleston, SC sports radio station. They post twits about ACC and SEC football teams.

sportstalksc
F: 137 T: 297
Website: http://sportstalkgolive.com/
25 years of the best sports talk in South Carolina

TV Twitters

CBS19Sports
F: 77 T: 85
Website: http://www.charlottesvillenewsplex.tv/sports
CBS19 is the Official Flagship Station for Virginia Athletics.

Official ACC Twitters

ACCGridiron
F: 383 T: 235
Web site: http://www.theacc.com/
The tweeter account of Michael Kelly, Associate Commissioner for Football at the ACC.

theACCfootball
F: 349 T: 39
Web site: http://www.theacc.com/
Heather C. Hirschman and her crew maintain the tweeter account of the official home of ACC Football.

RoadToTampaBay
F: 186 T: 36
Web site: http://www.theroadtotampabay.com/
The 2009 ACC Football Championship is December 5th at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida

The ACC has set up student bloggers with each one of the individual schools. Most of these are less than a month old. The success of these will probably depend on individual efforts. I guess we’ll see which ones flourish as the season progresses.

RTTBblogCaptain
F: 33 T: 6
The ACC Blog Network Captain.

CanesCampusBlog
F: 51 T: 43
packcampusblog
F: 47 T: 38
UNC_CampusBlog
F: 31 T: 17
WakeCampusBlog
F: 36 T: 3
DukeCampusBlog
F: 27 T: 9
TerpsCampusBlog
F: 37 T: 9
TigerCampusBlog
F: 45 T: 13
EagleCampusBlog
F: 52 T: 9
NolesCampusBlog
F: 84 T: 89
CavsCampusBlog
F: 64 T: 70
GT_CampusBlog
F: 64 T: 38
VTCampusBlog
F: 55 T: 18

ACC School Twitters

PackTimPeeler
F: 135 T: 129
Website: http://www.gopack.com/
Tim Peeler is the managing editor of gopack.com, the official web site of the NC State Sports Information Department. He tweets info about articles he runs on the site.

wakeforestsport
F: 873 T: 821
Website: http://wakeforestsports.cstv.com/
Twitter account of WakeForestSports.com.

PackFootball
F: 2,017 T: 235
Website: http://www.gopack.com/
Twitter Home of NC State Football

VirginiaFootbal
F: 24 T: 5
VirginiaSports
F: 551 T: 143
Website: http://www.virginiasports.com/
Twitter accounts of University of Virginia Athletics

GoClemsonTigers
F: 123 T: 2,591
Website: http://clemsontigers.cstv.com/
Twitter account of Clemson Tiger sports.

Seminoles_com
F: 924 T: 927
FSU_Football
F: 650 T: 37
FSUfootball
F: 2,324 T: 30
FSU_news
F: 30 T: 21
Website: http://www.seminoles.com/
Twitter Feeds for Florida State Athletics & Football

TarHeelFootball
F: 1,761 T: 189
NC_Football
F: 30 T: 8
Website: http://tarheelblue.cstv.com/
UNC’s web site tweeter account.

hokiesports
F: 804 T: 1,124
VaTech_Football
F: 33 T: 13
Website: http://www.hokiesports.com/football/
Twitter accounts of Virginia Tech’s sports department.

U_of_Miami_News
F: 39 T: 14
Website: http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/
University of Miami’s web site Twitter account.

GTAthletics
F: 2,675 T: 1,272
Website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/
Twitter account of Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Athletics.

Maryland_News
F: 40 T: 4
Website: http://cyberwebmd.umd.edu/mdfootball/
Maryland’s web site Twitter account.

Wake_ForestNews
F: 30 T: 8
Website: http://wakeforestsports.cstv.com/
Wake Forest’s web site tweeter account.

ACC coaches

Most ACC head football coaches are NOT on twitter (yet). That’s bound to change if these early adapters succeed in getting their messages out to the public.

coachswinney
F: 1,973 T: 21
Dabo Swinney, Clemson Head Football Coach

DavidCutcliffe
F: 1,669 T: 25
Website: http://www.bluedevilsfootball.com/
Official Twitter account for David Cutcliffe, head football coach at Duke University.

CoachColey
F: 1,116 T: 343
James Coley, Tight Ends Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for Florida State University

CoachFridge
F: 1,013 T: 97
Website: http://cyberwebmd.umd.edu/mdfootball/
Official Twitter account for Maryland head football coach Ralph Friedgen

clemsoncoachjs
F: 579 T: 45
Jeff Scott, Clemson Football Wide Receivers Coach and Recruiting Coordinator

CoachAlGroh
F: 200 T: 10
Website: http://www.virginiasports.com/
Official Twitter account for Al Groh, the head football coach of the Virginia Cavaliers.

vthokiefan112
F: 25 T: 37
He is not a coach, but Shawn Fizer is the assistant equipment manager at Virginia Tech.

Bloggers

I tend to love bloggers. Their independence can bring a certain flair and a different perspective to what's going on in the world of ACC football. Here are a few who provide pretty good information via their twitter accounts.

edsbs
F: 2,300 T: 4,062
Website: http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/
Every Day Should Be Saturday blog twitter account.

jfanngt
F: 25 T: 115
Website: http://www.allsportsdiscussion.blogspot.com/
All Sports blog follows ACC sports especially the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Clemson Tigers.

WFeatherston
F: 106 T: 1,409
Website: http://www.fromtherumbleseat.com/
Georgia Tech blogger site “From the Rumble Seat.”

DannyFordIsGod
F: 82 T: 110
Website: http://www.block-c.com/
Block-C is a website run by Clemson graduates Chili (’06) and Willy Mac (’08). They focus on college football with a specific interest to Clemson.

tarheelfanblog
F: 102 T: 114
Website: http://www.tarheelfanblog.com
The blog has been around since 2006. However, with a twitter background of Roy Williams, we suspect this one will have a lot of basketball intermixed with the football twits.

statefansnation
F: 226 T: 410
Website: http://www.statefansnation.com/
Independent Blog on N.C. State Athletics put out about a tweet or two a day.

ScalpEmOfficial
F: 70 T: 264
Website: http://www.scalpem.com/
ScalpEm.com is a full-fledged content-based website dedicated to FSU sports.

bcatleagle
F: 233 T: 90
Website: http://atleagle.blogspot.com/
Eagle in Atlanta is a Boston College sports blog capturing the highs and lows of being a BC fan living 1,000 miles from Chestnut Hill.

techsuperfans
F: 109 T: 201
Website: http://www.techsuperfans.com/
Virginia Tech Super Fans blog.

TerpTalk
F: 1,457 T: 858
Website: http://terptalk.com/
Terptalk.com is a one stop Maryland Terrapins web portal.

YANCSSB
F: 60 T: 272
Website: http://yetanotherncstatesportsblog.blogspot.com/
A blog dedicated to all things Wolfpack Sports.

BlueDevilNation
F: 239 T: 155
Website: http://bluedevilnation.net/
Mark Watson is the owner of Blue Devil Nation subscription site.

TomahawkNation
F: 429 T: 566
Website: http://www.tomahawknation.com/
Nole-Holds-Barred Analysis of Florida State Athletics.

NoleInsider
F: 154 T: 167
Website: http://noleinsider.com/
Unofficial Florida State Seminole athletics ESPN affiliate site on the web

onthebrinklive
F: 95 T: 482
Website: http://ontheb-rink.com/blog/
Blogger of On The B.Rink for All-ACC Coverage

gobblercountry
F: 399 T: 1,432
Website: http://www.gobblercountry.com/
Blogging on the Hokies from 1,100 miles away.

cgb_blog
F: 209 T: 1,357
Website: http://www.collegegameballs.com/
Hokie alumnus that is enriching the college football blogosphere.

bcinterruption
F: 196 T: 666
Website: http://www.bcinterruption.com/
A Boston College sports blog between two BC grads on all things Eagles

Buster_Sports
F: 4,092 T: 1,094
Website: http://www.bustersports.com/
College sports fan site

ACC_Buster
F: 168 T: 60
Andrew Jones is senior writer for Buster Sports.

ClemsonPodcasts
F: 215 T: 1287
Website: http://www.clemsonpodcasts.com/
The Clemson Podcasts twitter feed provides Clemson sports news from around the web, plus Clemson shows, TigerNet Talk and Clemson Hotline.

Other miscellaneous twitters

MarkHerzlich
F: 360 T: 25
Website: http://herznation.com/
Student at Boston College. Marketing Major.

fsucheering
F: 205 T: 55
Official twitter account for FSU cheerleading. Early indications are these folks will be putting out lots of twitpic images. Might be worth a look

clemsonfootball
F: 698 T: 2,068
Automated updates on Clemson Football

WolfpackWire
F: 485 T: 3,937
An auto-stream of NC State sports news from WolfpackWire.com

clemson_tigers
F: 800 T: 963
Clemson University News

TheHiveGT
F: 300 T: 1,062
Website: http://georgiatech.scout.com/
The source for everything Georgia Tech Sports.

buzztap.com offers an individual tweeter feed for each ACC football team. However, we have found many of their tweets link to paid stories on the Rivals and Scout sites. If you’re a paid subscriber to one of these sites, following may be worth it.

Are we missing anyone? Are there other twitters out there that ACC football fans should be following? Drop us a tweet or email me and let us know.

You can check out the 300 plus folks we are following at http://twitter.com/accfootballnews/followers

Gene Galin is a sports photographer for the Chatham Journal newspaper and the online editor of accfootballnews.com. You can view some of his sports images at accfootballphotos.com.

This article is available for reprint by other news media outlets. Copyright 2009 Gene Galin

 
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