More than 700 players across the nation have swapped schools this season with each program hoping to catch lightning in a bottle as the second, and in some cases third, team these players will have suited up for. Last year, Arkansas transfer JaCorey Williams was the CUSA POY for Middle Tennessee and helped the Blue Raiders score a first round upset over Minnesota.
Missouri State forward Alize Johnson has decided to withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to school for his senior season, the junior has confirmed to Mid-Major Madness. Johnson's decision means that Missouri State will be a favorite to win the new-look Missouri Valley, potentially earning the program's first NCAA Tournament bid since 1999. After flirting with the draft process, but opting to forgo the loaded 2017 draft, Johnson will be one of the nation's top hybrid 4s in 2017-18.
Alize Johnson doesn’t think much about his Twitter critics. The Missouri State junior and Pennsylvania native is no stranger to being doubted. To him, they’re just words. But it speaks to a larger overall theme that seems to follow Johnson at every level: People love to doubt him. “People are going to say what they want and have their opinion,” Johnson said. “I don’t let it phase me. I’m a strong believer in God and his plan. It’s definitely been a long journey to get to this position.
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".