The Rashaad Penny Offensive Player of the Week award was announced Monday morning. It is still officially called the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week, but Penny has made it his own this year. San Diego State’s senior running back has earned the offensive honor each of the four weeks this season, becoming the first player in Mountain West history to do so in four straight weeks.
No. 19-ranked San Diego State returns home this week for another of what head coach Rocky Long calls an “opportunity game” — which he distinguishes in importance from Mountain West conference contests — this one against Northern Illinois of the Mid-American Conference. The Aztecs are 5-0 in the all-time series against Northern Illinois (2-1), including last year’s 42-28 victory in DeKalb, Ill. Prior to that, the teams had not met since getting together four times in a five-year span from 1967-71.
San Diego State moved up in the national rankings Sunday morning, hours after winning a game for the first time in 40 years as a ranked team. SDSU jumped up three spots to No. 19 in the AP poll and moved up four slots to No. 21 in the Amway Coaches poll. (South Florida, the only other Group of Six team in the rankings, went up to No. 18 in AP and stayed at No. 17 in the Coaches poll.)
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".