Alabama and Auburn played two of their more memorable games in recent history last weekend, the Tigers crushing top-ranked Georgia and the Crimson Tide battling back for a well-earned road win at Mississippi State. Next week, we'll have what figures to be an epic Iron Bowl. In between, we get ... Auburn-ULM and Alabama-Mercer? It's high time the SEC joined the 21st century and adopted the 9-game conference schedule format.
Former Alabama football coach Bill Curry was a guest on Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio on Friday morning, and during his visit told a moving story about a visit to the state soon after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001. Two days after 9/11, Curry -- then working for ESPN -- was on his way to Birmingham to call the Alabama-Southern Miss game, which at that point was still scheduled to be played.
There are walk-ons in college football, and then there are walk-ins. Put South Alabama center Dominic Esposito in the latter category. Nearly two years after literally walking into the Jaguars' football complex off the street and asking if he could join the team, Esposito is wrapping up an unlikely college football career. The 6-foot-2, 295-pound senior has started 22 games the last two seasons at USA, including all 10 in 2017 heading into Saturday's game at Georgia Southern.
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".