Twitter Tips: Check out these Nittany Lion accounts

Next up on our Twitter Tips series: Penn State. We’ve already featured nine schools (see them all here), and now it’s time to turn our attention to the guys who tweet about the Nittany Lions. Just as a refresher, this is a 12-installment series that spotlights every Big Ten institution, in alphabetical order. Our goal is to share some of our favorite school-specific Twitter accounts with the fans. Without further delay, let’s get to the Penn State handles.

The Nittany Lions feature plenty of worthy follows, from informative beat writers (@BobbyFlo7) to dedicated bloggers (@EpicTripod) to passionate coaches (@Coach_Chambers). Basically, whatever it is you’re looking for, Penn State has a presence on Twitter.

See our list of recommended Nittany Lion follows below:

Name: Ron Musselman
Twitter handle: @rmusselmansc
Twitter profile: “Ron Musselman is Editor-in-Chief of StateCollege.com.”
Followers: 2,470
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Name: Bob Flounders
Twitter handle: @BobbyFlo7
Twitter profile: “PSU beat writer at Patriot-News since 2002……Lehigh Valley native…..ready for PSU’s first spring with Bill O’Brien calling the shots…”
Followers: 2,018
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Name: Genaro C. Armas
Twitter handle: @GArmasAP
Twitter profile: “AP Correspondent/Sports Writer; Tips, story ideas welcome.”
Followers: 966
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Name: Richard Scarcella
Twitter handle: @nittanyrich
Twitter profile: “Covers Penn State football for Reading Eagle newspaper.”
Followers: 1,565
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Name: Cory Giger
Twitter handle: @CoryGiger
Twitter profile: “Sports writer for Altoona Mirror and host of Sports Central with Cory Giger weekdays 4-6 p.m. on ESPN Radio 1430 in Altoona and 1450 in State College.”
Followers: 2,954
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Name: Nate Bauer
Twitter handle: @NateBauerBWI
Twitter profile: “You like Penn State football. I like writing stories about it.”
Followers: 3,483
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Name: David Jones
Twitter handle: @djoneshoop
Twitter profile: “Columnist for The Harrisburg Patriot-News, the ultimate Penn State paper. Regular contributor to Comcast SportsNet’s csnphilly.com and guest on Daily News Live.”
Followers: 2,046
Sample tweet:

Name: Guy Cipriano
Twitter handle: @cdtguy
Twitter profile: “Penn State football beat writer for the Centre Daily Times.”
Followers: 339
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Name: Mark Wogenrich
Twitter handle: @MarkWogenrich
Twitter profile: “Covers Penn State for Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call.”
Followers: 558
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Name: Donnie Collins
Twitter handle: @psubst
Twitter profile: “Blog, Sweat & Tears…following Penn State football since 2007.”
Followers: 611
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Name: Nate Mink
Twitter handle: @MinkNate
Twitter profile: “Reporter for @StateCollegecom covering Penn State football, sports and news, raised by MLB.com, @PhillyDNSports @mcall and @DailyCollegian.”
Followers: 984
Sample tweet:

Name: Audrey Snyder
Twitter handle: @audsnyder4
Twitter profile: “Penn State football correspondent with @TribTotalMedia & @NittanyExtra. Freelancer for @USAToday & @USOlympic. Full-time student.”
Followers: 1,620
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Name: Tim Tolley
Twitter handle: @TimTolleyVBR
Twitter profile: “Lead Editor and writer for VictoryBellRings.com and Recruiting Analyst for PennLive.com.”
Followers: 906
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Name: Penn State Football
Twitter handle: @PennStateFball
Twitter profile: “Official Twitter of Penn State Football. #WeAre.”
Followers: 17,553
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Name: Patrick Chambers
Twitter handle: @Coach_Chambers
Twitter profile: “Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Penn State University.”
Followers: 7,833
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Name: Cael Sanderson
Twitter handle: @caelsanderson
Twitter profile: N/A
Followers: 6,598
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Name: Jeff Nelson
Twitter handle: @GoPSUJeff
Twitter profile: N/A
Followers: 3,700
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Name: Tony Mancuso
Twitter handle: @GoPSUTony
Twitter profile: “At the risk of sounding redundant, I cover Penn State Athletics for Penn State Athletics on GoPSUsports.com.”
Followers: 2,542
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Name: Penn State Football
Twitter handle: @psufootball
Twitter profile: “Penn State news, rumors, Big Ten updates & more with PennLive.com!”
Followers: 21,842
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Name: Lions247
Twitter handle: @Lions247
Twitter profile: “Covering Penn State for 247Sports.com.”
Followers: 3,778
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Name: PSUJunny
Twitter handle: @EpicTripod
Twitter profile: “Editor, BlackShoeDiaries.com; Alum, Penn State University.”
Followers: 840
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Name: BSD
Twitter handle: @BSDtweet
Twitter profile: “Black Shoe Diaries: A Penn State Blog.”
Followers: 3,300
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Name: FightOnState.com
Twitter handle: @FightOnState
Twitter profile: “We’re the largest, most trusted Penn State football/sports site and fan community online. Follow FOS for PSU sports alerts and check us out at FightOnState.com.”
Followers: 4,742
Sample tweet:

Name: Ben Jones
Twitter handle: @Ben_Jones88
Twitter profile: “Penn State Football and Basketball reporter for StateCollege.Com.”
Followers: 10,022
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Name: Kevin McGuire
Twitter handle: @KevinOnCFB
Twitter profile: “National college football writer for Examiner.com. Host of the No 2-Minute Warning Podcast (No2MinuteWarning.com), FWAA member.”
Followers: 3,013
Sample tweet:

Name: Jeff Rice
Twitter handle: @JeffRice247
Twitter profile: “Covering Penn State for 247Sports and Lions247.”
Followers: 174
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Name: Laura Nichols
Twitter handle: @LC_Nichols
Twitter profile: “@StateCollegecom reporter by way of @NRO, The China Daily & @DailyCollegian. Email me: laura.nichols@statecollege.com.”
Followers: 2,470
Sample tweet:

Name: Collegian Footblog
Twitter handle: @psufootblog
Twitter profile: “The Daily Collegian’s coverage of Penn State football by @fugimaster24, @TimGilb, @DanNorton86 and @SPianovich.”
Followers: 3,862
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Name: Jared S.
Twitter handle: @ForeverJVP
Twitter profile: “Formerly @ifjoepatweeted. Writer for @BSDtweet. Ohio-bred Penn State fanatic. Everlasting optimist. Joseph Vincent Paterno 1926-2012.”
Followers: 6,024
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Name: Ryan Beckler
Twitter handle: @RBecklerPSU
Twitter profile: “Penn State Junior, Philly native, @OnwardState Editor, @THON, @LionAmbassadors.”
Followers: 1,084
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Name: Big Ten Network
Twitter handle: @BTN_Penn_State
Twitter profile: “Penn State Nittany Lions video & headlines from @BigTenNetwork.”
Followers: 2,797
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Have a worthy Nittany Lion 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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Pete Young on 5/1/2012 @ 12:56pm EDT Said:

My tweets are too infrequent to make your list (@AllPSUfootball) but my blog is a worthy portal for the true blue PSU football follower.Check it out!