I grew up always watching basketball and completely obsessed with the Los Angeles Lakers. But that’s not why I joined Daily Bruin’s Sports section. During high school, I was the friend you asked when you needed help writing thesis statements or editing your essays. But that wasn’t why I spent all five years of my UCLA career writing for The Bruin. Since I followed the Lakers so closely, I had a favorite beat reporter who seemed to be the most connected with the team out of all the other reporters.
The once improbable now seems inevitable – Lonzo Ball will be a Los Angeles Laker. We heard it incessantly from his father LaVar Ball, who started it all by claiming his son would only play for the Lakers before walking back a bit on the statement. Los Angeles only had a 31.3 percent chance of landing a top-two pick in the NBA draft. Yet, a couple lucky lottery ball bounces somehow turned the infamous LaVar Ball into an oracle last week.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Ball till you fall. UCLA's season ended Friday night in Memphis, falling in the Sweet 16 for the third time in four years. Behind the freshman guard duo of De'Aaron Fox and Malik Monk, Kentucky led for the entire second half, before advancing to the Elite Eight with a 86-75 win over UCLA.
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".