There could only be one reaction from those who follow college basketball passionately after LaVar Ball declared on ESPN that there was a strong possibility his third son, LaMelo, will pass on NCAA basketball after he graduates from high school in 2019:Could we be that fortunate, for the circus to entirely pass us by? MORE: 'Ball in the Family' is much more than LaVar's showRemember, the world of college hoops had to deal directly with LaVar’s baloney for a period of only 34 days last winter.
Some of this is the fault of the Indianapolis Colts. Their approach on Andrew Luck's recovery from shoulder surgery has been to hide him away like some museum antique in the process of being restored, the public unveiling delayed until all the cracks are properly repaired. Here was coach Chuck Pagano’s response when asked Wednesday if Luck would practice this week: "No."
The Steelers went 144 yards in reverse during their opening-day victory Sunday against the Browns, which is half as far as they went in the proper direction. That's the sort of activity that is going to be noticed with any professional football team, but particularly one as closely observed as Pittsburgh. Go ahead, look up “Mike Tomlin" and "undisciplined" on Twitter. We'll wait. It's kinda horrifying, but not surprising.
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".