Alabama beat writer Matt Zenitz was named the 2017 Alabama sportswriter of the year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Zenitz, who has covered the Alabama beat for AL.com since 2015, broke numerous stories on his beat in 2017 including Billy Napier leaving the program, multiple players leaving early for the NFL Draft and multiple players suffering season-ending injuries, among many others.
It was everywhere during the 2017 college football season. Nick Saban introduced it to the college football world and railed against it. Other coaches recognized it and searched for ways to avoid it at all cost. What was this enticing but evil elixir with the power to wreck a championship run, this paralyzing potion never to be inhaled let alone imbibed? It was, of course, rat poison, a water torture of premature congratulation leading to a deadly sense of complacency.
Nate Darling must have felt like Bill Murray late Thursday night. The sophomore shooting guard for the UAB men's basketball team experienced his own personal Groundhog Day by tying a career-best six made three-pointers in the Blazers' 86-75 win over the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Bartow Arena - the very same team Darling accomplished the feat against almost exactly a year ago on the same court.
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".