When Gerry Glasco met last Friday’s noon deadline to accept the position as UL’s next head softball coach, he knew he had some work to do. No, not teaching hitters how to hit home runs. He had to convince an angry and upset bunch of Ragin’ Cajuns softball players that the program was still viable as a national championship contender after the firing of Michael Lotief on Nov. 1.
Friday's Division IV state semifinals matchup between No. 3-seeded Catholic High of New Iberia and No. 2 Newman in New Orleans is neither new nor unexpected. In fact, it's the third time in the last four seasons the new teams have squared off in the postseason. Catholic coach Brent Indest is just hoping the third time isn't the charm for his old coaching buddy Nelson Stewart and his Greenies.
On one side, you’ve got the Cecilia Bulldogs. Coach Dennis Skains’ club began the season with high hopes, only to start at 0-4. Since then, the No. 14-seeded Bulldogs have reeled off eight straight wins, including a 23-21 road upset of No. 3, undefeated Benton last Friday. The Wolves began the season with some unknowns, moving into a new powerhouse Class 4A district against the likes of St. Thomas More, Teurlings Catholic and Carencro.
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".