Despite the season being more than two months away, Western Illinois senior linebacker Brett Taylor is garnering plenty of attention. Taylor was named a first-team Football Championship Subdivision All-American by two preseason publications – Athlon Sports and Street & Smith’s – which hit stores late last month. As a junior, Taylor led the FCS with 8.55 solo tackles a game and ranked third in total tackles with 12.2 per game.
When she arrived last fall at the University of Kentucky, Alex Martens knew her biggest weakness as a college athlete was, well, weakness. “I came in really weak,” said Martens, a McHenry West graduate. “I was only squatting maybe 90 pounds.”A semester of lifting weights under the guidance of a full-time training staff made a major difference this spring for the 19th-ranked Wildcats (39-17 entering Friday).
Whether playing cards with friends on a Wednesday night or enjoying a meal with teammates, Colin Lyman can’t help but be sentimental this month. The Huntley graduate and senior right fielder for the University of Louisville baseball team knows his time as a collegiate athlete is winding down, and he doesn’t want it to end quite yet. Lyman, who graduated this month with a degree in finance, was one of seven seniors honored Saturday night before the team’s home game against Florida State.
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".