Brewster joins the ranks of the Twittering

Gophers v Northwestern football

Ashley Goetz

Gophers v Northwestern football

Tim Brewster is a vocal guy, and he sure likes to broadcast his message. That makes him a pretty good Twitter user. The Gophers football coach has joined a growing number of sports stars, coaches, actors and political figures on the social networking site, and has hit the ground running in traditional Brewster fashion. Touting messages about how hard the team’s practice was that day, or his success in recruiting, Brewster has updated his Twitter feed âÄî which consists of short messages capped at 140 characters âÄî more than 20 times since starting it March 23 and has more than 250 other Twitter users following his feed. That doesn’t compare to the likes of University of Southern California coach Pete Carroll, who has more than 5,000 followers, but is still an opportunity for Brewster to spread his messages. Under the moniker âÄúPlay4brew,âÄù at twitter.com/play4brew, Brewster sends short, characteristically upbeat messages like, âÄúPlayers Play âÄî TOUGH Players Win!!!!!!âÄù and âÄúLets all hope that Tubby stays a Gopher!! Together we will make Minnesota ROCK!!âÄù Most of the messages end with at least one exclamation point. He also offers updates on recruiting with things like, âÄúTCF Bank Stadium WOWED recruits again on Friday!!âÄù Mostly used as a promotional tool, Brewster occasionally passes along personal bits of information, such as a âÄútweetâÄù Sunday evening, around dinner time: âÄúOn a Sunday nite could there be anything better than Rudolphs barbeque? I say NO!!âÄù Tayler Hill down to four Minneapolis South girls basketball star Tayler Hill has narrowed down her list of possible colleges to four: Minnesota, Ohio State, Duke and Texas, the Pioneer Press reported. It was rumored in August that Hill, who first drew the attention of scouts in eighth grade, had eliminated the Gophers from her list, which head coach Pam Borton even acknowledged. But it appears things changed for Hill, who broke the girlsâÄô basketball state scoring record with 3,701 points in her career. She will play in the McDonalds All-American game Wednesday in Miami, where many players announce college commitments, but Hill will wait to announce her choice at South high school, according to the Pioneer Press. Ohio State signs record media deal Ohio State signed a record media rights deal Monday worth at least $110 million, according to University officials. They transferred the rights to all publishing, radio broadcasts and coaches shows to IMG Worldwide and RadiOhio, and said it is the largest deal in collegiate sports. The Columbus Dispatch reported that in-house marketing of those products only brought in around $6.3 million per year, meaning Ohio State will have a safety net with cuts starting for athletics departments around the country. Ohio State had a $1.2 million cut this year. Minnesota has a similar deal with Learfield Communications, Inc., which does all marketing and radio broadcasting through the âÄúGopher Sports PropertiesâÄù division.