In a very short time, Jeff Tedford has become the face of not just Fresno State football but of the entire athletic department. It’s a face Bulldogs fans both loyal and fickle need to see more often. They need to see it on social media, billboards, buses and their television screens. Tedford’s face should be everywhere. Instead, it’s been practically invisible since the Hawaii Bowl triumph on Christmas Eve. Who else is there? The Bulldogs don’t have a permanent athletic director.
Remember the Fresno Sun-Nets? How about the Fresno Falcons, Fresno Flames, Fresno Frenzy or Central Valley Coyotes? Betcha at least one of those names rings a bell. The annals of Fresno are filled with failed professional sports franchises. Those are but a sampling of the casualties. I'm dredging them up now because on Saturday night Fresno's newest pro sports team — Fresno FC — kicks off its inaugural season at Chukchansi Park.
I believe in high-speed rail. How can anyone living and working in Fresno not share that sentiment? Nothing else has the potential to take California’s fifth-largest city from an out-of-the-way burg overlooked by most of the state and transform us into something better, something more connected. I don’t want this to always be a place where high poverty rates and unemployment walk arm-in-arm with low job creation and wages.
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".