Big Blue Links: ▪ NBA changing the one-and-done rule? Don’t your breath, says my column. ▪ John Calipari’s path for Hamidou Diallo combines reality and perception, reports Fletcher Page of the Courier-Journal. ▪ Calipari says Kevin Knox is going to be terrific, reports Kyle Tucker of SEC Country. ▪ Calipari and Bruce Pearl speak out on drawbacks of NBA Draft rule change, reports Matt Norlander of CBS Sports.
Neil Price freely admits that when he first came to Kentucky in 2005 to be the play-by-play announcer for women’s basketball and baseball he was unfamiliar with a certain broadcasting icon. “Steve Angelucci asked me, ‘Who were your influences?’,” said Price last week when thinking back to his interview for the UK job with Host Communications. “I said, ‘Well, I grew up listening to the best guy who ever was.
Hindsight is 20-20, and when it comes to the NBA draft, to be renewed Thursday in Brooklyn, there is one "what if" question that stands above all others. What if the Portland Trail Blazers had taken Michael Jordan with the No. 2 pick in the 1984 NBA draft instead of former Kentucky center Sam Bowie? Bowie's career fell victim to injuries while Jordan won six titles. But that's not the only "what if" that surely haunts NBA general managers past and present.
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".