The public sees the glitz and glamour of tennis tournaments and the players drink in the breath-swiping, intensity-thick air of the competition. Few see the daily work, the pounding of tennis balls in near solitude at the local club. But it is all part of the process, one impossible without the other. Gianna Pielet works quietly with her father, Doug, six days a week in near-solitude at the El Paso Country Club. Four hours a day, day in, day out ... searing heat or an occasional frosty afternoon.
It was a win. And wins in conference — any and all conference wins — are golden. UTEP soared through the basics — defense, rebounding, taking care of the basketball, shooting good shots — and the result was one of those golden wins. The Miners started quickly with a swarming, hustling 1-3-1 zone and held off a strong challenge to bounce FIU 72-68 in front of 6,074 fans Saturday night in the Don Haskins Center.
If they are to turn it around, they must begin now. UTEP will take on FIU Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Don Haskins Center, a Conference USA game the Miners most desperately need to nudge into the win column. Of course, it is conference basketball time and every team needs wins, needs them desperately. Some teams, though, are a tad more desperate. UTEP is 6-11 on the season with a quartet of games it could have — perhaps even should have — won.
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".