Four months ago, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez sat outside a Hollywood hotel and talked with a small group of reporters at Pac-12 Media Days. The topic turned to his job security, and Rodriguez mentioned several factors that he thought had contributed to the program’s recent slide. It never will be easy to win at a school like Arizona, he said, but it can be done. He felt he needed to show more urgency. When he first had arrived in 2011, the urgency was there. Maybe it had slipped.
Through four games, the Arizona State men’s basketball team has scored at a pace not often seen in Tempe. In a scorching start, the Sun Devils have reached 90 points in four consecutive games. Last time that’s happened: 1975. Bobby Hurley wasn’t even Bobby Hurley then. He was just some 4-year-old dribbling a basketball in Jersey City. Are the Sun Devils legit NCAA Tournament contenders? They look the part. Senior guard Tra Holder – the Pac-12 Player of the Week – has been outstanding.
Todd Graham didn't want the focus on him, but it's pretty much undeniable: The sixth-year Arizona State coach is coaching for his job in Saturday's Territorial Cup. "I don't have anything to say about that," Graham said Monday when asked about the situation. In many ways, the Sun Devils (6-5 and 5-3 in the Pac-12) have overachieved this season. Picked to finished fifth in the Pac-12 South, they reached bowl eligibility in last week's win at Oregon State.
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".