Things started early for Kyle Wells. That’s what happens when your dad was in the NFL. “When I was a little kid, I had one of those tackling dummies in my backyard. We’d play around with that and play catch for hours,” he laughs. Though Wells didn’t start contact football until he was in 8th grade, growing up in Loomis, California, he couldn’t deny that the sport seemed to be in his blood — and that’s no cliche.
I’ll be the first to admit how much of a Justin Wilcox apologist I’ve been in his first year as head coach of the Cal football team. I like the guy. Huge upset wins against North Carolina and Ole Miss early in the season may have made my view of the following three losses, which came by a combined 62 points, slightly more rosy. His team’s huge blowout of the then-No.8 team in the country, Washington State, didn’t hurt, either.
At first glance, Jordan Veasy seems like a man of contradiction. He’s a Division-1 athlete who didn’t play football until his senior year of high school. He’s a Cal starter who attended three colleges before landing in Berkeley. He’s an Alabama native who loves the Los Angeles Lakers and may just prefer the California sunshine. He’s a football player with a mean streak and a smile that lights up a room. “It’s been a winding road,” he laughs one day after practice.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".