Random thoughts for a Tuesday morning, wondering whatever happened to Fontana High School and Chaffey College basketball player Bobby Kovach, who transferred to Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., in 2007. Hopefully, we will never have another weekend like the most recent one. In a span of days, we lost two men — Keith Jackson and Dan Gurney — who created lasting memories for many of us. Jackson used his Southern charm to pull us in as he broadcast on television, especially college football.
Random thoughts for a Tuesday morning, ready for the start of prep basketball league seasons, wondering whatever happened to Nina Earl, a two-time CIF Southern Section basketball player of the year in 2006-07 from Diamond Ranch High School. Have to give LaVar Ball some kind of credit, like it or not. Not for his off-the-wall comments about Lakers coach Luke Walton but rather that he’s able to attract attention while in Lithuania getting LiAngelo and LaMelo ready for their next competitive step.
Random thoughts for a Tuesday morning, still attempting to pick up after celebrating Christmas, wondering whatever happened to Chris Reyes, 2012 CIF Southern Section boys basketball player of the year in Class 3AAA out of Damien High School. As a young man, I was so fortunate to have been guided by the voices of two great men: Vin Scully and Dick Enberg. The year the Dodgers moved West, I received a transistor radio for Christmas from my parents.
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".