Three weeks into the college football season and it appears the hopes of having a Big 12 team in the College Football Playoffs rests on the shoulder pads of a couple of teams that reside north of the Red River. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are both undefeated at 3-0, with one of the Sooners’ victories coming two weeks ago when they crushed the then-No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes. In this week’s AP Top 25 the Sooners are No. 3, while the Cowboys jumped to No. 6 after a convincing victory over Pittsburgh.
The old saying “You can’t go home again,” has been proven to be very wrong at Vernon High School. The creed instead for the Vernon Lions and Lady Lions – “We bleed maroon” – is something to live by regardless of how many years you may have been out of school. That’s because those 14 coaches – The VHS 14 – are all Vernon High graduates. Several members of the group have been back home coaching in Vernon for years, while others coached at their alma mater, left and are now back.
While the Texas Rangers are trying their hardest to make a run at winning a wild card and the Dallas Cowboys are working to get ready for the upcoming season, there are thousands of high school athletes all across Texas hitting the fields or the courts in hopes of making their dreams come true in 2017. And, there are almost as many different dreams as there are athletes and teams. The dream of some athletes is just to make the varsity, while others dream of being a starter.
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".