Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, April 25, 2012

Next up on our Twitter Tips series: Minnesota. Having already featured Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Michigan State, it's time to turn our attention to the guys who tweet about the Gophers. 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 Minnesota handles.

The Gophers have no shortage of worthy follows, from informative beat writers (@GophersNow) to dedicated bloggers (@GopherHole) to opinionated voices (@1500ESPN_Reusse). Basically, whatever it is you're looking for, Minnesota has a presence on Twitter.

See our list of recommended Minnesota follows below:

Name: Marcus R. Fuller
Twitter handle: @GophersNow
Twitter profile: "Pioneer Press reporter Marcus R. Fuller takes you inside Gopher sports with news, features and analysis."
Followers: 2,571
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Name: Amelia Rayno
Twitter handle: @AmeliaRayno
Twitter profile: "Gophers' basketball beat writer at the Minneapolis Star Tribune."
Followers: 2,458
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Name: Jon Krawczynski
Twitter handle: @APkrawczynski
Twitter profile: "AP Sports Writer based in Minneapolis covering Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves, Gophers and Wild."
Followers: 7,184
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Name: Dave Campbell
Twitter handle: @DaveCampbellAP
Twitter profile: "Minnesota sports writer for the Associated Press since 2000, trying hard to squeeze it all in with 140 characters or less."
Followers: 2,058
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Name: Chip Scoggins
Twitter handle: @chipscoggins
Twitter profile: "Chip Scoggins is a columnist and enterprise writer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "
Followers: 8,800
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Name: Patrick Reusse
Twitter handle: @1500ESPN_Reusse
Twitter profile: "Host of the Reusse & Mackey show, heard Noon-3pm, and SportsTalk from 3-4pm, on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities."
Followers: 10,402
Sample tweet:

Name: Phil Miller
Twitter handle: @MillerStrib
Twitter profile: N/A
Followers: 1,141
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Name: Minnesota Athletics
Twitter handle: @GopherAthletics
Twitter profile: "The official Twitter page of University of Minnesota Golden Gopher athletics – follow us today! Go Gophers, Ski-U-Mah!"
Followers: 12,304
Sample tweet:

Name: Gopher Football
Twitter handle: @GoldenGopherFB
Twitter profile: "Official Twitter Page of Minnesota Golden Gopher Football. Get all the latest Gopher news and updates here."
Followers: 8,500
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Name: Minnesota Basketball
Twitter handle: @MNGopherHoops
Twitter profile: "The official Twitter feed of the University of Minnesota Men's Basketball program."
Followers: 3,004
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Name: Gopher Hockey
Twitter handle: @GoldenGopherHky
Twitter profile: "Official Twitter page for the University of Minnesota men's hockey program."
Followers: 9,912
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Name: Mike Grimm
Twitter handle: @MikeGrimm3
Twitter profile: "Gopher Radio Network Play By Play."
Followers: 1,006
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Name: RandBall
Twitter handle: @RandBall
Twitter profile: "College sports editor at Star Tribune. Page 2 Raconteur. RandBall blogger. Future editor of Modern Jumpsuit Enthusiast Quarterly."
Followers: 4,474
Sample tweet:

Name: Tyler Mason
Twitter handle: @FSNtylermason
Twitter profile: "Minnesota Twins and Gopher football/basketball writer for Proud University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate. Minnesota native."
Followers: 1,520
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Twitter handle: @GopherHole
Twitter profile: " has been the leading online home for passionate Gopher fans since 1996. Recruiting articles, player profiles, and many features."
Followers: 3,721
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Name: Zach Johnson
Twitter handle: @ZachJohnsonGI
Twitter profile: "Publisher for, the online leader in Golden Gopher coverage."
Followers: 1,136
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Name: Paul DeBettignies
Twitter handle: @Gophers
Twitter profile: " | 30 season ticket holder | U of M grad | Moved my Gopher football tweets here from @mnheadhunter."
Followers: 1,516
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Name: Nadine Babu
Twitter handle: @NadineBabu
Twitter profile: "CEO of Babu Social Networks | & the Star Tribune blog writer | Weekly KFAN guest | U of MN grad | LLS Volunteer | Gopher & Packer Fan."
Followers: 2,464
Sample tweet:

Name: Goldy Gopher
Twitter handle: @GoldytheGopher
Twitter profile: "The defending 2012 UCA Mascot Nationals 5th place finisher!! No big deal …"
Followers: 3,198
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Name: Big Ten Network
Twitter handle: @BTN_Minnesota
Twitter profile: "Minnesota Golden Gophers video & headlines from @BigTenNetwork."
Followers: 1,293
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Have a worthy Gopher 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.