By Randy York
Nebraska Athletics reached a milestone this afternoon, reaching 90,000 followers on Twitter. The Huskers rank No. 1 in followers among all NCAA Athletic Department Twitter accounts. Florida (82,360) ranks second, followed by Alabama (79,503), Georgia (78,797) and Louisville (63,473) in the Top Five. The second five includes Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Iowa and Notre Dame. The Nos. 6-10 tweeting schools range from 62,000 to 51,000 followers. “Twitter is a great way to keep up with a person or an organization on a daily basis,” said Kelly Mosier, director of Huskers.com web operations and social media efforts. “We try to engage with our fans on Twitter daily to give them first-hand access to information about what it means to be part of Nebraska Athletics.”
Tim Miles uses Twitter to his strategic advantage, and Nebraska’s head basketball coach has 46,266 followers of his nearly 3,000 tweets. Bo Pelini has about 1,500 fewer followers than Miles, even though he’s only tweeted 95 times. The heavy tweeters on Bo’s staff are assistants Terry Joseph and Rich Fisher. If you’re interested in following a team knocking on the door of the College World Series, follow Rhonda Revelle. Nebraska’s softball coach, who has more wins than any other head coach in Nebraska athletic history, puts her heart and soul into her Twitter account. She has more tweets than followers, but with Nebraska visiting Oregon this weekend in a Super Regional that will send the winner to the CWS in Oklahoma City, now would be a good time to jump on Revelle’s Energy Bus.
Don’t forget Husker baseball, which is fun to follow on Twitter, even if a game is being carried live on the Big Ten Network, which, by the way, has more than 104,000 Twitter followers of its own. If we haven’t mentioned your favorite sport or favorite program, don’t worry. Check out this comprehensive list of sports, departments, voices, coaches and venues that are actively engaged in Twitter and Facebook. If you want the global view of Nebraska Athletics as a whole, the catch-all place for the names you know while on the go is right here at your fingertips: https://twitter.com/Huskers.Try it and if you like it, join it and help us boost our nation-leading Twitter totals, so we can follow our own new motto … Through These Hashtags (#Huskers & #GBR) Tweet the Greatest Fans in College Football.
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