News item: The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, the state’s governing body of high school athletics, has designated a game time of 10:30 Sunday morning for Waterford and Avon to play for the Division III championship at Mohegan Sun Arena. Praise the Lord and pass the basketball. Or, you know, don’t praise Him at all. Because how can you when you’re at a game? Hard to know where to begin here.
Waterford — It wasn't quite Willis Reed (Reed is a little taller), but out sprinted Mikey Buscetto from the Waterford High School locker room early in the fourth quarter Saturday night to a standing ovation from the crowd of more than 1,000 at the Francis X. Sweeney Fieldhouse. Moments earlier, late in the third period, Buscetto lay still on the floor, clobbered on the way to the basket. Oh, his aching head. Oh, the humanity, too. Here were the Lancers trying to protect a lead in a knockout game.
There will be no trashing Kevin Ollie here on his way out. He means too much to the history of the Connecticut basketball program. He was a pioneer as a player, among Jim Calhoun's first national recruits who illustrated that, yes, a kid from way out there in Los Angeles would say yes to Storrs, CT. He won a national championship as a coach and entertained us with a few Ollie-isms that will remain long after his departure. ("First you bring the sugar; then you bring the hot sauce" is a keeper).
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".