When major league baseball expanded the playoffs to include eight teams instead of four beginning with the 1994 season, I was a fan of the idea. And for the most part, it was a success. Realigning into three divisions per league made sense geographically, and the wild card made it far less likely that a truly great team would miss the playoffs (like, say, the 1993 Giants, who went 103-59 and finished in second place).
The Jackrabbits have a bye this week, a Saturday off in between their three non-conference games and the beginning of Missouri Valley Football Conference play. It’s well-timed – not only did SDSU accumulate a litany of (mostly minor) injuries in their first three games, but the bye serves as something of an intermission to the season. SDSU entered the year with the highest expectations they’ve ever faced but also one of their least difficult non-conference schedules in recent years.
Week 3. Let’s get to it. It’s safe to say the Coyotes are for realYes, it’s hard to evaluate non-conference games, but it would be virtually impossible to put together a better first three weeks than Bob Nielson’s squad has done. As big a deal as it is anytime an FCS school beats a Bowl-eligible squad, USD’s rout of their former NCC (and future Missouri Valley) rivals was the most impressive of the three.
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".