Some pretty big moves have already been made. Others will come as the week unfolds. There are a couple of things to keep in mind as you hear the rumors or try to decide what moves your favorite teams should make. One, just because you make a move that sounds good in July doesn’t mean it will work out come October. Some teams and fans just want to add a piece, because they feel obligated to do so.
As I walked into the concourse area at the newly completed Tigue Moore Field at Russo Park on Thursday evening, I didn’t really know what to expect. For one, I had purposely waited to view UL’s new ballpark until it was closer to completion. For someone who vividly remembers trying to maneuver the archaic scoreboard in the leaky press box three decades ago, what a jewel. Secondly, I wasn’t quite sure what kind of gathering I was walking into.
There was some good, some bad and plenty in between for the UL Ragin’ Cajuns in the 2016-17 school year. In the end, the winning percentages of the department’s five primary sports were almost identical to the previous school year. Each year, diehard Ragin’ Cajun fan Glen Raggio compiled a spreadsheet of numbers he calls the Pentathlam, which simply compared the winning percentages of all the Division I schools in the sports of football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball and softball.
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".