Twitter Tips: Check out these Spartan accounts

The next stop on our Twitter Tips series takes us to Michigan State. Having already featured Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Michigan, it’s time to turn our 12-installment series over to the guys who tweet about the Spartans. The goal of this project is simple: to share some of our favorite school-specific Twitter accounts with our fans. With that out of the way, let’s get to the Michigan State handles.

The Spartans have several worthy follows, from informative beat writers (@joerexrode) to dedicated bloggers (@ChrisVannini) to notable alumni (@drewstanton). Basically, whatever it is you’re looking for, Michigan State has a presence on Twitter.

See our list of recommended Michigan State follows below:

Name: Joe Rexrode
Twitter handle: @joerexrode
Twitter profile: “Covering Michigan State football and men’s basketball for the Lansing State Journal, learning about Cuba, having some food.”
Followers: 4,542
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Name: Matt Charboneau
Twitter handle: @mattcharboneau
Twitter profile: “I cover Michigan State football and basketball for The Detroit News.”
Followers: 1,917
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Name: Larry Lage
Twitter handle: @LarryLage
Twitter profile: “AP Sports Writer, based in Michigan.”
Followers: 4,785
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Name: Jim Comparoni
Twitter handle: @JimComparoni
Twitter profile: “Publisher of SPARTAN Magazine and SpartanMag.com. Call 1 800 732 6532 to subscribe SPARTAN Magazine. $29.95, 12 issues.”
Followers: 3,262
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Name: Diamond Leung
Twitter handle: @diamond83
Twitter profile: “Michigan State beat writer for MLive.com.”
Followers: 4,422
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Name: Steve Grinczel
Twitter handle: @GrinzOnGreen
Twitter profile: “On-line columnist and blogger for msuspartans.com, the official website of Michigan State U. football and basketball.”
Followers: 910
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Name: Graham Couch
Twitter handle: @Graham_Couch
Twitter profile: “I cover Michigan State University football and men’s basketball for MLive Media Group (formerly Booth Newspapers).”
Followers: 881
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Name: Dan Kilbridge
Twitter handle: @MSUDanK
Twitter profile: “Graduated from Michigan State in 2010, now I cover MSU football, basketball and recruiting for http://michiganstate.247sports.com/.”
Followers: 1,163
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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: 15,987
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Name: Jamie Samuelsen
Twitter handle: @JamieSamuelsen
Twitter profile: “On the radio with @bobwojnowski every night at 6 on 97.1 The Ticket Blog three times a week for the Free Press. Married to @ChristyTV. Dad to three.”
Followers: 6,973
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Name: Adam Ruff
Twitter handle: @Spartan_Radio
Twitter profile: “Michigan State Radio Broadcast Host and Producer Adam Ruff fills you in on the latest surrounding Michigan State sports.”
Followers: 2,504
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Name: Chris Solari
Twitter handle: @Chrissolari
Twitter profile: “Michigan State sports reporter with the Lansing State Journal and LSJ Media. A voter for the women’s basketball Wooden Award.”
Followers: 535
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Name: Paul Konyndyk
Twitter handle: @Pkonyndyk
Twitter profile: “Associate editor of SpartanMag.com and Spartan Magazine. Covers Michigan State football and basketball.”
Followers: 715
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Name: Spartan Basketball
Twitter handle: @MSU_Basketball
Twitter profile: “For the most up-to-date information on Michigan State men’s basketball.”
Followers: 27,126
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Name: Spartan Football
Twitter handle: @MSU_Football
Twitter profile: “Catch all of the latest news and updates on Michigan State Spartan Football.”
Followers: 34,045
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Name: MSU_Hockey
Twitter handle: @MSU_Hockey
Twitter profile: “Follow Michigan State Spartan hockey here or on our homepage, http://www.msuspartans.com.”
Followers: 5,985
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Name: KJ
Twitter handle: @kjonthebanks
Twitter profile: “Former manager of and occasional contributor at @theonlycolors. Tweets re: Spartans, Tigers, and soccer of the USA and Liverpool varieties.”
Followers: 953
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Name: Ben Wilensky
Twitter handle: @LVSatTOC
Twitter profile: “Spartan, Detroiter, lawyer, erstwhile blogger.”
Followers: 349
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Name: Jim McEvoy
Twitter handle: @SpartanBDF
Twitter profile: “I blog for http://www.shawlanespartans.com. As you might guess this is an MSU Sports blog. Tweets of the MSU and State of Michigan sports variety.”
Followers: 425
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Name: Chris Vannini
Twitter handle: @ChrisVannini
Twitter profile: “Senior staff writer for @ScoutTigers. Contributor to @TheOnlyColors. SB Nation newsdesk writer. Freelance reporter. I like pizza and Manchester City.”
Followers: 3,096
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Name: Kevin Pauga
Twitter handle: @KevinPauga
Twitter profile: “Operations guy for Michigan State Basketball. Talking @MSU_Basketball, #Izzo, #B1G and things I see, say and do. Chicago native and East Lansing resident..”
Followers: 1,150
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Name: Mark Hollis
Twitter handle: @MSUAD
Twitter profile: “Michigan State University, Director of Athletics, East Lansing, Spartans, Final Four, Bowl, BTN, B1G, ESPN, CBS, NCAA.”
Followers: 13,029
Sample tweet:

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: 250
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Name: Drew Stanton
Twitter handle: @drewstanton
Twitter profile: “Define the moment or the moment defines you.”
Followers: 14,801
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Name: Mike Wilson
Twitter handle: @SpartansOrDie
Twitter profile: “Blogger for The Little Brother Blog. MLive Media Group copy editor. Lover of Arrested Development, sweet tea and punk rock music #spartannation.”
Followers: 379
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Name: Big Ten Network
Twitter handle: @BTN_Michigan_St
Twitter profile: “Michigan Spartans video & headlines from @BigTenNetwork.”
Followers: 1,761
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Have a worthy Spartan 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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frydorov on 4/24/2012 @ 3:51pm EST Said:

They’re parody accounts, but they’re VERY current with actual news & they’re funny:
@MorkDan7onio @DarkMantonio & @NotTomIzzo