Twitter Tips: Check out these Wolverine accounts

Next up on our Twitter Tips series: Michigan. Having already featured Illinois, Indiana and Iowa, it’s time to turn our attention to the guys who tweet about the Wolverines in our 12-installment series that spotlights every Big Ten institution, in alphabetical order. The goal is simple: to share some of our favorite school-specific Twitter accounts with our fans. That said, let’s get to the Michigan handles.

The Wolverines feature a boatload of worthy follows, perhaps the most of any Big Ten school. Regardless of what you’re looking for, from informative beat writers (@chengelis) to dedicated bloggers (@mgoblog) to dedicated alumni (@DaveBrandonAD), you’ll find a strong Michigan presence on Twitter.

See our list of recommended Michigan follows below:

Name: Mark Snyder
Twitter handle: @freepwolverines
Twitter profile: “Detroit Free Press sports reporter Mark Snyder covers the University of Michigan beat. Also check out @freepsports.”
Followers: 8,214
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Name: Angelique Chengelis
Twitter handle: @chengelis
Twitter profile: “Detroit News Michigan football beat writer. Native Cincinnatian. Love @Graeters, @Skyline_chili. Love my adopted home #Detroit.”
Followers: 11,581
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Name: Michael Rothstein
Twitter handle: @mikerothstein
Twitter profile: “Michigan beat writer for ESPN.com and run the National College Hoops Player of Year poll.”
Followers: 4,816
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Name: Larry Lage
Twitter handle: @LarryLage
Twitter profile: “AP Sports Writer, based in Michigan.”
Followers: 4,750
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Name: Bob Wojnowski
Twitter handle: @bobwojnowski
Twitter profile: “Columnist for the Detroit News and talk-show host on 97.1 the Ticket, M-F at 6 p.m. with @JamieSamuelsen. As an appetite suppressant, you can find me on Fox 2.”
Followers: 15,961
Sample tweet:

Name: Kyle Meinke
Twitter handle: @kmeinke
Twitter profile: “Michigan football beat reporter for AnnArbor.com. Purveyor of sarcasm, consumer of hummus.”
Followers: 1,759
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Name: Nick Baumgardner
Twitter handle: @nickbaumgardner
Twitter profile: “Nick Baumgardner covers Michigan sports for AnnArbor.com. Also, he likes Diet Coke. A lot.”
Followers: 1,383
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Name: Chris Balas
Twitter handle: @balas_wolverine
Twitter profile: N/A
Followers: 1,888
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Name: Chantel Jennings
Twitter handle: @chanteljennings
Twitter profile: “Michigan beat writer for ESPN.com, University of Michigan grad, Reggie Cleveland All-Star.”
Followers: 4,004
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Name: Stephen J. Nebitt
Twitter handle: @stephenjnesbitt
Twitter profile: “Michigan football beat writer and managing sports editor for @michigandaily, junior at U-M and ESPNU campus rep. Rapier wit and opinions expressed are my own.”
Followers: 1,669
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Name: Michigan Football
Twitter handle: @umichfootball
Twitter profile: “Official Twitter account of University of Michigan Football. Tweets scores & news from the field. Use hashtag, #GoBlue.”
Followers: 85,969
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Name: Michigan Hockey
Twitter handle: @umichhockey
Twitter profile: “Official Twitter account of University of Michigan Hockey. Tweets scores & news from the ice. Use hashtag, #GoBlue.”
Followers: 15,047
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Name: Brian Cook
Twitter handle: @mgoblog
Twitter profile: “I am from space. Zoltan is my emperor.”
Followers: 14,979
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Name: Michigan Football
Twitter handle: @umgoblog
Twitter profile: “Michigan Wolverines Sports News Wire … For Fans, By Fans.”
Followers: 81,652
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Name: Dylan Burkhardt
Twitter handle: @umhoops
Twitter profile: “UMHoops.com, a Michigan basketball blog.”
Followers: 5,921
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Name: MVictors
Twitter handle: @mvictors
Twitter profile: “Michigan Football at MVictors.com. Covering the History and Culture of Michigan athletics since 2001.”
Followers: 5,477
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Name: Brad Muckenthaler
Twitter handle: @MaizeBlueNation
Twitter profile: “I talk about Michigan Football sometimes. Email me at brad@maizenbluenation.com Follow me at Facebook.com/michiganblog.”
Followers: 1,864
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Name: Michael Spath
Twitter handle: @spath_wolverine
Twitter profile: “Covering Michigan football, hockey and recruiting for TheWolverine.com since the 2002 season.”
Followers: 1,796
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Name: Andy Reid
Twitter handle: @areid_wolverine
Twitter profile: “Staff Writer at The Wolverine, covering Michigan football and basketball. There’s other stuff, too.”
Followers: 1,743
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Name: Alex Cook
Twitter handle: @Alex_MnB
Twitter profile: “Blogger for @MaizenBrew, proud native son of W. Michigan, University of Michigan c/o ’15, and college football/basketball enthusiast. #goblue.”
Followers: 170
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Name: Dave Brandon
Twitter handle: @DaveBrandonAD
Twitter profile: “The official Twitter account of Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon.”
Followers: 26,209
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Name: Chris Mackinder
Twitter handle: @Chris_Mackinder
Twitter profile: “Sports Writer; STATS, LLC. reporter (Tigers, Lions, Red Wings, Michigan & Michigan St.); Yahoo! & ESPN contributor; Joyful father & husband.”
Followers: 230
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Name: NFL Wolverines
Twitter handle: @NFLWolverines
Twitter profile: “Updates about Michigan Wolverines in the NFL.”
Followers: 966
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Name: Jeff Arnold
Twitter handle: @jeff_arnold24
Twitter profile: “Husband. Friend. Starbucks addict. Michigan football Rapid Reporter for CBS Sports.com and write features and enterprise for Yahoo! Sports’ ThePostGame.com.”
Followers: 664
Sample tweet:

https://twitter.com/#!/jeff_arnold24/status/191654765489422336

Name: Ace Anbender
Twitter handle: @AceAnbender
Twitter profile: “Recruiting analyst for MGoBlog. My office is either home or a football field. If I ever complain about my job, you have permission to slap the s*** out of me.”
Followers: 4,080
Sample tweet:

Name: Tom VanHaaren
Twitter handle: @TomVH
Twitter profile: “Recruiting Editor at ESPN.com’s @WolverineNation. Covering Michigan football recruiting.”
Followers: 12,161
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Name: Steve Lorenz
Twitter handle: @TremendousUM
Twitter profile: “Creator of Tremendous, a pay-free Michigan recruiting site. Also a contributor to MGoBlog. Legit.”
Followers: 3,769
Sample tweet:

Name: Big Ten Network
Twitter handle: @BTN_Michigan
Twitter profile: “Michigan Wolverines video & headlines from @BigTenNetwork.”
Followers: 5,697
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Have a worthy Wolverine Twitter account that we missed? Leave it as a comment in the box below.

Brent Yarina is a web editor and blogger for BTN.com. Find all of his work here and follow him on twitter at @BTNBrentYarina.

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Jason on 4/23/2012 @ 11:35am EST Said:

I can’t believe @TremendousUM isn’t on this list. Not only does he provide free recruiting information, but does the best interviews with Michigan recruits, commits and players on the internet.

Aaron on 4/23/2012 @ 12:18pm EST Said:

@AceAnbender, @TomVH should be on the list as well. Was recruiting neglected for a certain reason? Just curious.

Kevin on 4/23/2012 @ 1:25pm EST Said:

@ummaizerage the student section twitter!

Jonathan on 4/23/2012 @ 2:00pm EST Said:

Scott Bell (@sbell021) is a must follow. He used to cover Michigan and still provides great insight and funny observations about the team.