All you can handle: Twitter feeds help sports fans keep up with their favorite team

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TWEET, TWEET

Do you have a favorite junior college Twitter account? Send it to @gjsportswriter and I’ll check it out.



It wasn’t designed that way, but Twitter has become the perfect companion for sports fans.

Can’t watch your team’s game but you want to keep up with the score? Follow them on Twitter on your smart phone.

It holds true for teams from the professional level all the way to high school and even summer club programs. It seems everybody has a Twitter handle.

Here are some of our favorites when it comes to keeping up with junior college baseball, not including the handles tied to schools and conferences too numerous to list (for those, just search for a school name and take your pick):

@stevemurry44: Neosho coach Steve Murry doles out shoutouts, words to live by and the recipe for chocolate-covered bacon.

@jucoweekly: The Twitter feed of the JUCO Weekly website. The website concentrates on coverage of Mississippi schools, but the Twitter account updates or retweets information on junior college news from all divisions and sports.

@avgjucocoach: Anonymous account, but this guy can bench-jockey with the best of them. Warning: Some tweets can be offensive, and are not acceptable for children. His account jumped from 40 followers in late April to nearly 800 in a matter of weeks.

@jucoplayerprobs: Another anonymous account, obviously run by players, and the language is often foul, but they come up with some funny stuff. Did give a shout-out to Grand Junction when the playoffs began.

@njcaa: The governing body of junior college athletics updates information on all sports.

@NJCAATV: Links to live coverage of junior college athletic events.

@JUCOWorldSeries: The official Twitter page of the tournament, with game scores, tournament news and information.

@JUCO_Updates: The tournament’s second Twitter account will provide more of the social atmosphere during the tournament.

And, who could leave this lovable guy off their list of must-follows?

@Mr_JUCO: The 6-year-old tournament mascot needs to step up his Twitter game a bit. Those big mitts make it tough to type, though.



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