Last May, I wrote a column about Hugh Freeze’s lack of accountability and his futile public-relations crusade. I wrote it after reading interviews from an event I was not attending. I wrote it without having met Freeze face-to-face. For that, a group of Rebels fans sought out my social media accounts and defended their coach. They pointed to Freeze’s strong Christian faith and his appeal to high school recruits as evidence of his character.
The NBA attracted plenty of attention in the summer of 2016 for its ludicrous free-agency deals. This summer was a tad more conservative, but basketball players — including ex-SEC stars such as Anthony Davis and Joakim Noah — are still making gigantic piles of cash. SEC Country wanted to find out just how much money the top former SEC players are earning in the major U.S. pro sports leagues.
As the 1980s gave way to the 1990s, the SEC had its eye on expansion. Arkansas and South Carolina signed on to make the conference 12 deep, and commissioner Roy Kramer proposed a pair of major innovations: an East-West divisional setup and a conference championship game. None of this was popular with traditionalists, who worried that decades-old rivalries would suffer and the conference would eliminate its elite teams from national-title contention with the extra December game.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".