Alexia Douglas is a junior college transfer who has had just a handful of NCAA-allowed practices over the summer with the University of Hartford. Yet on this Thursday, with temperatures above 90 degrees outside, the 5-foot-7 Douglas was turning up the heat inside. She was loud, animated, intense and looked comfortable running the offense in a scrimmage.
As a player John Gallagher used to talk and made sure players from the other team heard him. It gave him an edge along with some solid ball-handling skills. More than 20 years later the University of Hartford men's basketball coach still recalls how it all may have irked an undersized reserve guard on the Chester, Pa., squad in the final minute. Gallagher's Main Line team would win the AAU nationals quarterfinal game but to this day, he remembers what former Providence star John Linehan did to him.
– The ball was launched from out of bounds under the basket near the three-point line and 11-year old Jackson Drapeau of Rocky Hill was waiting. Drapeau was one of 80 campers ages 6 to 13 attending the final day of a four-day Donyell Marshall basketball camp at Central Connecticut's Detrick Gym. He had been feeding 13-year-old Julia Greenwood of Berlin passes, but time was ticking down. Drapeau recognized it and got a little more open after he caught the inbound pass.
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".