James Franklin and his staff have worked quickly and most adeptly in piecing together their 2018 recruiting class. Another flurry of verbal commitments has pushed the Nittany Lions to a No. 1 ranking by one national recruiting site and near the top on a few others. Plus, the Lions also are nearly finished with this class months ahead of time. Only a couple of other schools in the Top 50 have as many commitments (23) as Penn State with signing dates not until December and February.
There's good reason why Penn State hasn't won a Heisman Trophy in nearly 45 years. And why it hasn't even owned a top contender in 15. The Nittany Lions never promoted their stars for such awards even when they were front-runner material. They rarely allowed their players to pad numbers against inferior opponents. Their winning didn't depend on developing superlative quarterbacks — and quarterbacks usually win the Heisman. But now comes Saquon Barkley.
We sat in the shade on his deck and talked about everything. My father-in-law quietly surveyed his beloved backyard filled with honeysuckle, lantana and mighty sea grasses. My wife and I visited recently like many weekends over the past 16 months. But as summer grew thick, the lung cancer and the radiation whittled away Mike's strength to nearly nothing. We came on that Saturday afternoon to help a bit but mostly to talk.
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".