Despite identical 4-7 records in his first two seasons, Southern Illinois head football coach Nick Hill knows his team is making headway. In order to move up the Missouri Valley Football Conference standings, Hill and the Salukis will face these five burning questions for the 2018 season. Sure, the records look the same. But things are evolving in Carbondale. The offense has dangerous playmakers. The defense has immense young talent. The play-calling is creative on offense and aggressive on defense.
A 6-5 record this fall gave Eastern Illinois a third consecutive winning season on the football field. But make no mistake, the six wins involved plenty of hard work. The Panthers won those games by a grand total of 15 points. Three wins were in overtime. One came on a last-second touchdown pass in regulation. Another came on an opponent’s late missed field goal. A solid defense held its own while the offense … well, that’s another story. These five burning questions face the Panthers in 2018.
For the first time since 2013, Illinois State’s football team missed the FCS playoffs this season. What has happened since the end of the Redbirds’ 6-5 season could be considered a reboot. Three offensive coaches are no longer with the program and a blast from the past, Kurt Beathard, is back on the staff as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Beathard was the offensive coordinator who oversaw ISU’s run to the FCS national championship 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 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".