KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kelly Hunter's mother, Lori, was a setter for Nebraska, and her sister, Lindsey, a setter for Missouri. Lindsey got as far as the elite eight for the Tigers in 2005, but Kelly -- 12 years younger -- said she actually doesn't remember too much of her sister's volleyball career. "Honestly, I just played around in the gymnastics room half the time during her games," Hunter said. "But my sister was always encouraging, and giving me little heads' up about what it was going to be like.
KANSAS CITY, Missouri -- Volleyball's final four includes four of the top five seeds in the tournament, so you know you're going to see some great team play this week in Kansas City. But which players might just steal the show? We've got four you're going to want to keep a close eye on in Thursday's semifinals featuring No. 1 Penn State vs. No. 5 Nebraska (7 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN) and No. 2 Florida vs. No. 3 and defending national champion Stanford (9 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN) at Sprint Center.
KANSAS CITY, Missouri -- Nebraska's Mikaela Foecke is an amazing outside hitter, but she might not be the best wide receiver. "Yeah, she definitely should stick to volleyball," teammate Briana Holman said in a lighthearted Huskers locker room after a heart-pounding 3-2 victory over Penn State on Thursday in the national semifinals. "We were playing football one day during the summer, because throwing the ball is actually really good for your shoulder.
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".