Top level college sports — football and men’s basketball — are a crooked and nonsensical mess. Which is how you arrive at a something like this: The Louisville men’s basketball program arranged for strippers and prostitutes to dance and/or have sex with prospects, some underage, and/or their coaches, and the end result, announced today, is basically the same as if somebody on the coaching staff had made too many recruiting contacts.
Sidney Crosby won his third Stanley Cup last night and was awarded the Conn Smyth Trophy, for playoff MVP, for the second year in a row. He wasn’t always Pittsburgh’s best player through these playoffs but showed up, as he often does, in big moments. Crosby, who has led Canada to two Olympic gold medals, also led his country to a World Cup championship in September. Crosby has, somehow, lived up to all the hopes and hype shoveled onto him when he entered the NHL. He is often not a likable player.
James Hardy III, one of the best football players in Indiana University history whose NFL career was cut short by the sort of routine injury that cuts hundreds of NFL careers short each year, was found dead in a river near his Fort Wayne, Ind. home on Thursday. The cause and manner of death are still under investigation. Hardy lived a haunted life, but also one that is far from unusual — in the United States, or the highest level of sports.
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".