On Jan. 21, 2016, Hugh Freeze tweeted, "Been a great week of recruiting but so glad to see my girls and be back in Oxford for the weekend. And LOVED the call I just got. #SIPBOYZ16"Less than three hours earlier, he called a Florida-based escort on his university-issued cell phone. That phone call led to his resignation Thursday after Ole Miss discovered a "pattern of conduct" unbecoming of the football program's leader following media inquiries about the escort.
Whether it expanded or not, the Southeastern Conference was never in real danger of extinction. It had too much legacy and power for such an unseemly fate. But it risked falling behind in the revenue war if it didn't capitalize on the most tumultuous modern period of college athletics. SEC commissioner Mike Slive had long been interested in starting a conference television network, but the timing wasn't right when the SEC signed a 15-year television rights deal with ESPN in 2008.
The week-long extravaganza best known as SEC Media Days is only days away. We'll have our full team in Hoover getting you the best stories and videos of Alabama, Auburn and the rest of the SEC representatives. But we also want to know what you are most interested in finding out next week at SEC Media Days. With that in mind, we are asking you to submit the questions you'd like for one of our reporters to ask next week to the coaches and players in attendance.
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".