Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, April 24, 2012

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
Sample tweet:!/joerexrode/status/187043280553385985

Name: Matt Charboneau
Twitter handle: @mattcharboneau
Twitter profile: "I cover Michigan State football and basketball for The Detroit News."
Followers: 1,917
Sample tweet:!/mattcharboneau/status/190535911640006658

Name: Larry Lage
Twitter handle: @LarryLage
Twitter profile: "AP Sports Writer, based in Michigan."
Followers: 4,785
Sample tweet:!/LarryLage/status/184738484022558720

Name: Jim Comparoni
Twitter handle: @JimComparoni
Twitter profile: "Publisher of SPARTAN Magazine and Call 1 800 732 6532 to subscribe SPARTAN Magazine. $29.95, 12 issues."
Followers: 3,262
Sample tweet:!/JimComparoni/status/183027232988610560

Name: Diamond Leung
Twitter handle: @diamond83
Twitter profile: "Michigan State beat writer for"
Followers: 4,422
Sample tweet:!/diamond83/status/186515583813169152

Name: Steve Grinczel
Twitter handle: @GrinzOnGreen
Twitter profile: "On-line columnist and blogger for, the official website of Michigan State U. football and basketball."
Followers: 910
Sample tweet:!/GrinzOnGreen/status/180848631484649473

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
Sample tweet:!/Graham_Couch/status/182978781907128320

Name: Dan Kilbridge
Twitter handle: @MSUDanK
Twitter profile: "Graduated from Michigan State in 2010, now I cover MSU football, basketball and recruiting for"
Followers: 1,163
Sample tweet:!/MSUDanK/status/192347857720852480

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
Sample tweet:!/bobwojnowski/status/183259523228770306

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
Sample tweet:!/JamieSamuelsen/status/183186938247921665

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
Sample tweet:!/Spartan_Radio/status/187031998055976960

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
Sample tweet:!/chrissolari/status/192347485115654144

Name: Paul Konyndyk
Twitter handle: @Pkonyndyk
Twitter profile: "Associate editor of and Spartan Magazine. Covers Michigan State football and basketball."
Followers: 715
Sample tweet:!/Pkonyndyk/status/184752075257819138

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
Sample tweet:!/MSU_Basketball/status/186613523177156608

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
Sample tweet:!/MSU_Football/status/190549839803715584

Name: MSU_Hockey
Twitter handle: @MSU_Hockey
Twitter profile: "Follow Michigan State Spartan hockey here or on our homepage,"
Followers: 5,985
Sample tweet:!/MSU_Hockey/status/189882752378740736

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
Sample tweet:!/KJonthebanks/status/192618886103965696

Name: Ben Wilensky
Twitter handle: @LVSatTOC
Twitter profile: "Spartan, Detroiter, lawyer, erstwhile blogger."
Followers: 349
Sample tweet:!/LVSatTOC/status/180496033908932608

Name: Jim McEvoy
Twitter handle: @SpartanBDF
Twitter profile: "I blog for As you might guess this is an MSU Sports blog. Tweets of the MSU and State of Michigan sports variety."
Followers: 425
Sample tweet:!/SpartanBDF/status/192441781714042883

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
Sample tweet:!/ChrisVannini/status/192771088613249024

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
Sample tweet:!/KevinPauga/status/183321455436640256

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:!/MSUAD/status/186623570212962304

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
Sample tweet:!/Chris_Mackinder/status/193048007200096256

Name: Drew Stanton
Twitter handle: @drewstanton
Twitter profile: "Define the moment or the moment defines you."
Followers: 14,801
Sample tweet:!/drewstanton/status/180860090386092032

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
Sample tweet:!/SpartansOrDie/status/194590125659914240

Name: Big Ten Network
Twitter handle: @BTN_Michigan_St
Twitter profile: "Michigan Spartans video & headlines from @BigTenNetwork."
Followers: 1,761
Sample tweet:!/BTN_Michigan_St/status/192743701309689856

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 Find all of his work here and follow him on twitter at @BTNBrentYarina.