Brent Yarina, 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 He joined the WSJ team in 1980."
Followers: 3,916
Sample tweet:!/TomOatesWSJ/status/195698832095453184

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."
Followers: 1,551
Sample tweet:!/TomMulhernWSJ/status/196340936509358081

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."
Followers: 1,591
Sample tweet:!/JimPolzinWSJ/status/192434033114882049

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"
Followers: 1,177
Sample tweet:!/AndyBaggotWSJ/status/194484312119328768

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."
Followers: 1,194
Sample tweet:!/dave_heller/status/196367845280595968

Name: Jeff Potrykus
Twitter handle: @jaypo1961
Twitter profile: "My idea of a gourmet meal? Taco Bell, Taco John's or Del Taco."
Followers: 1,509
Sample tweet:!/jaypo1961/status/196066818601918467

Name: Mike Lucas
Twitter handle: @LucasAtLarge
Twitter profile: "I write for Color analyst on Wisconsin football & basketball. Catch me mornings on The Big 1070. See me Saturday nights on Sidelines (WISC-TV)."
Followers: 2,525
Sample tweet:!/LucasAtLarge/status/192985108637155328

Name: John McNamara
Twitter handle: @McNamaraRivals
Twitter profile: "Publisher, of the network."
Followers: 679
Sample tweet:!/McNamaraRivals/status/196664046097936385

Name: Adam Hoge
Twitter handle: @AdamHogeCBS
Twitter profile: "Sports editor & columnist for College football/basketball insider for 670 The Score. White Sox coverage too. When in doubt, assume sarcasm."
Followers: 2,402
Sample tweet:!/AdamHogeCBS/status/197383972190306306

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 in the meantime."
Followers: 962
Sample tweet:!/ESPNTomLea/status/196348436004618242

Name: John Veldhuis
Twitter handle: @JohnVeldhuis
Twitter profile: "#Badgers beat reporter for Tweeting about: CFB, CBK, MLB, potpourri since aught '9. And frankly, I?m still angry with the Empire."
Followers: 312
Sample tweet:!/JohnVeldhuis/status/197708982620655616

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"
Followers: 550
Sample tweet:!/NickGrays_TSB/status/196355835541196800

Name: Evan Flood
Twitter handle: @Evan_Flood247
Twitter profile: "Wisconsin football and basketball recruiting analyst for Badger247. I also cover Wisconsin athletics for 247sports."
Followers: 974
Sample tweet:!/Evan_Flood247/status/197341828318625795

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."
Followers: 31,270
Sample tweet:!/BadgerFootball/status/197071579857956866

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."
Followers: 7,988
Sample tweet:!/BadgerMBB/status/196999346347192320

Name: Wisconsin Athletics
Twitter handle: @UWBadgersdotcom
Twitter profile: "Official news from the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department."
Followers: 12,667
Sample tweet:!/UWBadgersdotcom/status/195916562396479489

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."
Followers: 4,777
Sample tweet:!/BadgerMHockey/status/190512174878294016

Name: Bucky Badger
Twitter handle: @UWBuckyBadger
Twitter profile: "The official Twitter account of the one and only Bucky Badger. On Wisconsin!"
Followers: 1,026
Sample tweet:!/UWBuckyBadger/status/196278930326568961

Name: Phil Mitten
Twitter handle: @hoopsmarinara
Twitter profile: "Wisconsin Badger basketball editor at Bucky's 5th Quarter @B5Q."
Followers: 370
Sample tweet:!/hoopsmarinara/status/195182744685383680

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."
Followers: 174
Sample tweet:!/SamZastrow/status/196400810630975488

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!"
Followers: 1,621
Sample tweet:!/TheBadgerNation/status/197421768183529474

Name: Bucky's 5th Quarter
Twitter handle: @B5Q
Twitter profile: "Official Twitter account for"
Followers: 1,453
Sample tweet:!/B5Q/status/192972221617152000

Name: J.J. Watt
Twitter handle: @JJWatt
Twitter profile: "Houston Texans DE #99 — Wisconsin Badger — Dream Big Work Hard!"
Followers: 68,065
Sample tweet:!/JJWatt/status/196291308820758528

Name: Big Ten Network
Twitter handle: @BTN_Wisconsin
Twitter profile: "Wisconsin Badgers video & headlines from @BigTenNetwork."
Followers: 2,177
Sample tweet:!/BTN_Wisconsin/status/197404211795869696

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