Back in the days of the old Southwest Conference the king sport of the conference was football, which was fitting since eight of the nine schools that made up the SWC were in Texas. And, as all of us know football is king in Texas. When the Big 12 was formed in 1996 there was somewhat of a distinct split in power, with the former SWC schools enjoying success on the gridiron and the former Big 8 teams, including Kansas and Kansas State, dominating on the hard court.
Ah, the New Year – a time to reflect on the happenings of the previous year and dream about the possibilities of the year to come. And for some, a time to make resolutions – defined as “a firm decision to do or not do something” – in an effort to improve themselves in the coming year. I’m one of those who usually make a resolution or two every year. The resolution I make almost every year is to eat healthier and exercise.
As the College Football Playoff selection committee prepared to reveal the four teams it had chosen to battle for the national title Sunday afternoon I was prepared to scream, “They blew it!” if Alabama was one of those teams. Well, sure enough, the Tide rolled in as the No. 4 seed, and all I could honestly say was, “They got it right.”Following the conference championship games that were played Saturday it was pretty easy to determine three teams that would be among the final four.
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".