The night before the Shootout tipped off, UAA boosters Jim and Bobbi Olson hosted a reception for past tournament chairmen and chairwomen. Twenty-three were on hand, and they were put to the test by Jim Olson, who created a 40-question trivia quiz for the occasion. So put down your smartphone and your souvenir program and see how you compare to the so-called experts.
Sure, not everyone got to share dinner with Coach K and the Duke Blue Devils. But this week at the Alaska Airlines Center, you won't need to look too hard or too far to find someone who has talked fishing with Bob Knight or Denny Crum or has talked hoops during an elevator ride with this team or that team. "Our event was special, I think, because it was really embraced by the community and it was operated by a school, not a third party.
The 40th annual Great Alaska Shootout will be the final Great Alaska Shootout, the last time Alaskans get to feast on Division I college basketball during Thanksgiving week. "There's a lot of nostalgia," said Tim McDiffett, UAA's interim athletic director and a longtime administrator in the school's athletics department. "It's been a part of the fabric of Anchorage and the state."
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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