I was going to blister Missouri defensive end Marcell Frazier for childishly declaring he will not be speaking to “local” media this season. I’ve always been uncomfortable, though, criticizing student-athletes. Along with their amateur status should come a degree of grace from the media for their behavior on and off the field. Stupidity is an inevitable side effect of being a young male; I speak from experience.
A source close to former Missouri quarterback Marvin Zanders tells Gridiron Now that Zanders expects to continue his college football career at Vanderbilt. Zanders initially decided to attend Virginia after graduating from Missouri, but decided Nashville – where he has family – is a better fit than Charlottesville. Vanderbilt coaches remained in contact with Zanders even after he announced in January he would be playing for the Cavaliers.
I was having lunch recently in Atlanta with Chuck Oliver, whose opinions on college football as much as I do anyone’s. Oliver hosts a syndicated daily college football talk show and mentioned to me a recent monologue stating how he didn’t think there was a single Georgia Bulldog who would have started for Alabama in 2016. Twenty-two starters on offense and defense for the Bulldogs and not one who could start at Alabama. Kirby Smart was brought to Georgia to win a national championship.
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
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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".