Harvard finally has company. And a little more recognition for the history they made in 1998. After the sports world went crazy Friday night celebrating UMBC's historic victory over Virginia, the Harvard women's basketball team reminded us all that the feat had happened before. As headlines and pundits screamed "A No. 16 seed has beaten a No. 1 seed for the first time in NCAA history!" the Twitter account for the Crimson gave a shout out to UMBC. "Welcome to the club @UMBCAthletics!
John Skipper's shocking exit from ESPN in December came about after the veteran president of the World Wide Leader was being extorted over his cocaine use. Skipper made the confession to longtime ESPN chronicler James Andrew Miller in an interview posted Thursday morning in the Hollywood Reporter. "In December, someone from who I bought cocaine attempted to extort me," Skipper told Miller. The ex-ESPN boss told Miller in the interview that he had been very careful about hiding his cocaine use.
Blain Padgett, a defensive end for the Rice University football team, was found dead in his apartment on Friday. He was 21. Concerned after Padgett didn't show up for a morning workout, his roommates went to his apartment and made the grim discovery, the Houston Chronicle reported. An official cause of death has yet to be determined. "Our team is devastated by the news," new Rice head coach Mike Bloomgren said in a statement.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".