Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, May 2, 2012

The next stop on our Twitter Tips series takes us to Purdue. We've already featured 10 schools (see them all here), and now it's time to turn our attention to the guys who tweet about the Boilermakers in our 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 Purdue handles.

The Boilermakers have several worthy follows, from informative beat writers (@carminjc) to dedicated bloggers (@BoiledSports) to entertaining former players (@ballinger). Basically, whatever it is you're looking for, Purdue has a presence on Twitter.

See our list of recommended Boilermaker follows below:

Name: Mike Carmin
Twitter handle: @carminjc
Twitter profile: "I write for the Lafayette (Ind.) Journal and Courier, focusing on Purdue football and women's basketball."
Followers: 1,594
Sample tweet:

Name: Cliff Brunt
Twitter handle: @cliffbruntap
Twitter profile: "I am a sports writer for the AP. I cover the Pacers and Purdue sports. I also cover Colts home games, the Fever and Indy 500. Covered Super Bowl XLVI."
Followers: 1,124
Sample tweet:

Name: Jeff Washburn
Twitter handle: @JeffWashburnJC
Twitter profile: "I am in my 16th season as the Purdue men's basketball beat writer and have been watching the Boilermakers play since 1962."
Followers: 1,690
Sample tweet:

Name: Boiled Sports
Twitter handle: @BoiledSports
Twitter profile: "A Purdue-centric look at the world and the world of sports."
Followers: 3,672
Sample tweet:

Twitter handle: @GoldandBlackcom
Twitter profile: " covers Purdue football and basketball for the network; tirelessly fights for the greater good; and is a hell of a good cook."
Followers: 6,581
Sample tweet:

Name: Purdue Athletics
Twitter handle: @PurdueSports
Twitter profile: "The official Twitter site of Purdue Athletics. Boiler UP!"
Followers: 13,052
Sample tweet:

Name: Purdue Football
Twitter handle: @BoilerFootball
Twitter profile: "Welcome to the Official Twitter page of the Purdue University Boilermaker football team. Boiler Up!"
Followers: 7,052
Sample tweet:

Name: Purdue Basketball
Twitter handle: @PurdueBball
Twitter profile: "Find me on my soap box at"
Followers: 4,377
Sample tweet:

Name: Travis Miller
Twitter handle: @HammerAndRails
Twitter profile: "Proud Kokomo Wildkat class of 1998 (thus the KHS-centric basketball tweets) and Purdue alum 2002. Official Twitter account to SBNation's Hammer & Rails."
Followers: 2,591
Sample tweet:

Name: The Paint Crew
Twitter handle: @ThePaintCrew
Twitter profile: "Purdue basketball student section Note: This does not reflect the views of Purdue University or Purdue Athletics."
Followers: 7,549
Sample tweet:

Name: Marko
Twitter handle: @markodascout
Twitter profile: "crazy dude that loves hoops of all kind."
Followers: 444
Sample tweet:

Name: Brian Cardinal
Twitter handle: @BrianCardinal
Twitter profile: "Proud member of the 2011 NBA World Champion Dallas Mavericks… Purdue Boilermaker Graduate… Living the dream and loving every minute!!!"
Followers: 33,192
Sample tweet:

Name: Kevin Ballinger
Twitter handle: @ballinger
Twitter profile: "forget tony danza, i'm the boss."
Followers: 880
Sample tweet:

Name: Tim Cary
Twitter handle: @TimCary
Twitter profile: "Love working for @CBSSports, serving @CBCSpringfield, watching @PurdueSports, and talking sports/ with YOU! Please say hi! (Opinions solely mine.)."
Followers: 2,487
Sample tweet:

Name: Daniel Chompson
Twitter handle: @DT2332
Twitter profile: "Sports Editor Purdue Exponent BoilerUp BearDown GoCubsGo."
Followers: 242
Sample tweet:

Name: Purdue Exponent
Twitter handle: @purdueexponent
Twitter profile: "Purdue's Daily Independent Student Newspaper."
Followers: 7,341
Sample tweet:

Name: PurduePhoto
Twitter handle: @PurduePhoto
Twitter profile: "Official Twitter of Purdue photographer Andrew Hancock. Follow for images of campus, research, athletics, news, etc. Other work here:"
Followers: 789
Sample tweet:

Name: Big Ten Network
Twitter handle: @BTN_Purdue
Twitter profile: "Purdue Boilermakers video & headlines from @BigTenNetwork."
Followers: 2,481
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Brent Yarina is a web editor and blogger for Find all of his work here and follow him on twitter at @BTNBrentYarina.