Twitter accounts to follow during the NCAA Tournament

jclay@herald-leader.comMarch 17, 2014 

Visit to stay on top of the NCAA Tournament moment by moment. Here are several accounts worth a follow. You can find me @johnclayiv and @Sidelines.


@JerryTipton — Jerry Tipton is the UK basketball beat writer for the Herald-Leader, a member of the USBWA Hall of Fame and a late but witty arrival to Twitter.

@Markcstory — Mark Story is a Herald-Leader sports columnist who, in addition to his biographical admission to being a fan of both NASCAR and the NBA, knows college basketball.

@NextCats — Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader covers basketball recruiting which, you know, is the lifeblood of college basketball.

@KyleTucker_CJ — Kyle Tucker covers UK sports for The Courier-Journal and tweets about just about everything.

@BDawsonrivals — Brett Dawson runs the Cats Illustrated site for, after his former life as The Courier-Journal's UK beat writer.

@JonHaleTCP — Jon Hale covers UK sports for The Cats' Pause and is also an expert on local baseball.

@Vaughtsviews — Larry Vaught of the Danville Advocate-Messenger has been covering Kentucky basketball since he was knee-high (almost).

@Pennington_jl — James Pennington covers UK sports for KyForward and has one of the more offbeat Twitter accounts you will follow.

@JDrumUK — Jeff Drummond covers Kentucky sports for Scout's site.

@timsullivan714 — Tim Sullivan is a sports columnist for The Courier-Journal who had previous stops in Cincinnati and San Diego.

@adamhimmelsbach — Adam Himmelsbach is a sports columnist for The Courier-Journal who is also known as "enterprising."

@coachcaldotcom — Eric Lindsey of runs the site and Twitter account concerning all things John Calipari.

@KySportsRadio — Matt Jones runs the Kentucky Sports Radio site, hosts a two-hour radio talk show and is an unabashed UK fan.

@MarkMathisMI — Mark Mathis of the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer makes the long drive from Owensboro to keep track of the Cats.


@YahooForde — Pat Forde is the college sports columnist for Yahoo after previous stints at The Courier-Journal and ESPN.

@DickieV — ESPN's Dick Vitale, otherwise known as the one-and-only Dick Vitale.

@RickBozich — Rick Bozich works now for WDRB in Louisville after many years as a columnist for The Courier-Journal. He knows his hoops.

@JayBilas — Jay Bilas is the shy, retiring college basketball analyst for ESPN. He is neither shy nor retiring, thank goodness.

@EricCrawford — Eric Crawford works for WDRB after being a Louisville beat writer and then a columnist for The Courier-Journal. He has a book out now with Rick Pitino.

@tsnmike — Mike DeCourcy covers college basketball for the Sporting News and is not without opinions.

@dandakich — Dan Dakich is a color analyst for ESPN, a radio show host out of Indianapolis and the subject of people who either love him or hate him

@SethDavisHoops — Seth Davis not only writes about college basketball for Sports Illustrated and, he is a studio analyst for CBS.

@JimmyDykesLive — Jimmy Dykes is a color analyst for ESPN and is thus well-known by the Kentucky viewing audience.

@ESPNAndyKatz — Andy Katz is Mr. Do-It-All for college hoops. He writes, blogs, tweets, hosts, interviews — and more.

@GoodmanESPN — Jeff Goodman covers college basketball and writes an Insider column for ESPN.

@ESPNDanaOneil — Based in Pennsylvania, Dana O'Neil covers college basketball for ESPN.

@JohnGasaway — John Gasaway writes on college basketball for ESPN with an emphasis on the analytics.

@GaryParrishCBS — Gary Parrish is the lead basketball writer for and has the funkiest hair in the business.

@laurakeeley — Laura Keeley covers Duke for the Raleigh News & Observer and got Mike Krzyzewski to claim he does not color his hair.

@_andrewcarter — Andrew Carter covers North Carolina for the Charlotte Observer, which means his tweets could be up-and-down.

@paulsullentrop — Paul Suellentrop covers Wichita State for the Wichita Eagle, which means he has not had to write a losing game story all season.

@lukewinn — Luke Winn writes on college basketball for with an emphasis in the analytics.

@NicoleAuerbach — Nicole Auerbach covers college basketball for USA Today and as far as we know is not related to Red Auerbach.

@eamonnbrennan — The Chicago-based Eamonn Brennan is a college basketball blogger for ESPN.

@Medcalfbyespn — Myron Medcalf blogs about college basketball for ESPN.

@CBTonNBC — College Basketball Talk blogs about college basketball for NBC Sports.

@DanWetzel — Dan Wetzel is the national columnist for Yahoo, but he got his start writing on his beloved college basketball.

@kenpomeroy — Ken Pomeroy has the go-to website for advanced stats. Essential.

@JeffEisenberg — Jeff Eisenberg is a Yahoo Sports blogger who does a great job with "The Dagger."

@clbrownespn — C.L. Brown is a former Courier-Journal beat writer who now covers all things North Carolina for ESPN.

@GottliebShow — Doug Gottlieb is a radio host for CBS and a TV analyst for the network. The former Oklahoma State guard is not shy about letting you know what he thinks.

@gatorhoops — Kevin Brockway covers Florida Gators basketball, and Florida is the No. 1 team in the nation.

@AndyGlockner — Andy Glockner blogs for and others and knows quite a bit about mid-majors.

@CardChronicle — Mike Rutherford of the Card Chronicle blog has a pleasing edge to what he does.

@DanWolken — Dan Wolken is a college sports writer for USA Today who used to cover John Calipari at Memphis and lived to tell about it.

@rushthecourt — Rush The Court was one of the first college basketball blogs.

@franfraschilla — Fran Fraschilla is a college basketball analyst for ESPN who is also a former coach and an expert on the Big 12 and foreign players.

@MattNorlander — Matt Norlander of CBS Sports blogs incessantly about college basketball, which is a good thing.

@AdamZagoria — Adam Zagoria runs the popular Zagsblog and covers northeast basketball like few others.

@GreggDoyelCBS — Gregg Doyel is a columnist for CBS Sports who can get under people's skin sometimes — which he likes — but knows his college hoops.

@JasonKingBR — Jason King writes about college basketball for Bleacher Report after previous stops at Yahoo and ESPN.

@jeffborzello — Jeff Borzello is another college basketball blogger for CBS Sports, and we mean that in a good way.

@Mengus22 — Mark Ennis is a freelancer out of Louisville who tweets around the clock and manages to keep it entertaining.

@RobDauster — Rob Dauster blogs about college basketball for College Basketball Talk pretty much every day.

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