Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, May 3, 2012
The final stop on our Twitter Tips series takes us to Wisconsin. It was a long, fun journey (see all the lists), but now it's time to turn our attention to the guys who tweet about the Badgers. Our goal with this 12-installment project was simple: to share some of our favorite school-specific Twitter accounts with the fans. Without further delay, let?s get to the Wisconsin handles.
The Badgers boast a bunch of worthy follows, from informative beat writers (@TomOatesWSJ) to dedicated blogs (@B5Q) to passionate former players (@JJWatt). Basically, whatever it is you're looking for, Wisconsin has a presence on Twitter.
See our list of recommended Badger follows below:
Name: Tom Oates
Twitter handle: @TomOatesWSJ
Twitter profile: "Tom Oates is a sports columnist for the Wisconsin State Journal and Madison.com. He joined the WSJ team in 1980."
Name: Tom Mulhern
Twitter handle: @TomMulhernWSJ
Twitter profile: "Covering Badgers football since 1999 for Wisconsin State Journal. Before that, 12 years of the Green Bay Packers for various newspapers."
Name: Jim Polzin
Twitter handle: @JimPolzinWSJ
Twitter profile: "I cover the University of Wisconsin men's basketball team for the Wisconsin State Journal. Help out with Badgers football, too."
Name: Andy Baggot
Twitter handle: @AndyBaggotWSJ
Twitter profile: "Andy Baggot covers University of Wisconsin men's hockey and football for the Wisconsin State Journal and Madison.com."
Name: Dave Heller
Twitter handle: @dave_heller
Twitter profile: "Writer, author, web producer, vintage base ball player, sports nut, husband & dad. Not necessarily in that order. OK, definitely not."
Name: Jeff Potrykus
Twitter handle: @jaypo1961
Twitter profile: "My idea of a gourmet meal? Taco Bell, Taco John's or Del Taco."
Name: Mike Lucas
Twitter handle: @LucasAtLarge
Twitter profile: "I write for UWBadgers.com. Color analyst on Wisconsin football & basketball. Catch me mornings on The Big 1070. See me Saturday nights on Sidelines (WISC-TV)."
Name: John McNamara
Twitter handle: @McNamaraRivals
Twitter profile: "Publisher, BadgerBlitz.com of the Rivals.com network."
Name: Adam Hoge
Twitter handle: @AdamHogeCBS
Twitter profile: "Sports editor & columnist for CBSChicago.com. College football/basketball insider for 670 The Score. White Sox coverage too. When in doubt, assume sarcasm."
Name: Tom Lea
Twitter handle: @ESPNTomLea
Twitter profile: "I eat, I write, I play and I sleep. In that order. Every day. Cover Badger football and hoops for ESPNWisconsin.com in the meantime."
Name: John Veldhuis
Twitter handle: @JohnVeldhuis
Twitter profile: "#Badgers beat reporter for BadgerBlitz.com. Tweeting about: CFB, CBK, MLB, potpourri since aught '9. And frankly, I?m still angry with the Empire."
Name: Nick Grays
Twitter handle: @NickGrays_TSB
Twitter profile: "An aspiring sports journalist with a neurobiology degree from the University of Wisconsin! Frequent contributor to the thesportsbank.net."
Name: Evan Flood
Twitter handle: @Evan_Flood247
Twitter profile: "Wisconsin football and basketball recruiting analyst for Badger247. I also cover Wisconsin athletics for 247sports."
Name: Badger Football
Twitter handle: @BadgerFootball
Twitter profile: "Official news about the Wisconsin football team. Coming off two straight Big Ten titles and consecutive trips to the Rose Bowl Madison, Wis."
Name: Patrick Herb
Twitter handle: @BadgerMBB
Twitter profile: "Crawl into the mind of Bo Ryan. Ok, maybe that's a little too close. How about into the locker room? Official news from the Univ. of Wisconsin hoops insider."
Name: Wisconsin Athletics
Twitter handle: @UWBadgersdotcom
Twitter profile: "Official news from the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department."
Name: Paul Capobianco
Twitter handle: @BadgerMHockey
Twitter profile: "The official Twitter feed of University of Wisconsin Men's Hockey, with updates from Paul Capobianco of UW Athletic Communications."
Name: Bucky Badger
Twitter handle: @UWBuckyBadger
Twitter profile: "The official Twitter account of the one and only Bucky Badger. On Wisconsin!"
Name: Phil Mitten
Twitter handle: @hoopsmarinara
Twitter profile: "Wisconsin Badger basketball editor at Bucky's 5th Quarter @B5Q."
Name: Sam Zastrow
Twitter handle: @SamZastrow
Twitter profile: "Sam studies political science and journalism at UW-Madison, writes about the Badgers @B5Q and produces content for @CloudTactix."
Name: Benjamin Worgull
Twitter handle: @TheBadgerNation
Twitter profile: "Covering football, basketball and recruiting exclusively for our subscribers. Nobody does the Badgers better on the Web!"
Name: Bucky's 5th Quarter
Twitter handle: @B5Q
Twitter profile: "Official Twitter account for Buckys5thQuarter.com."
Name: J.J. Watt
Twitter handle: @JJWatt
Twitter profile: "Houston Texans DE #99 — Wisconsin Badger — Dream Big Work Hard!"
Name: Big Ten Network
Twitter handle: @BTN_Wisconsin
Twitter profile: "Wisconsin Badgers video & headlines from @BigTenNetwork."
Have a worthy Badger 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.