CHICAGO — It’s easy to mock the Big Ten as puffy and pompous, but the league has long had more savvy and clearheaded than any other. Case in point: The Big Ten Network is about to observe its 10th anniversary. Its programming and its accessibility have steadily matured and expanded.
Summer is slipping through our sunburned hands, as evidenced by the fact the Big Ten’s football media days are upon us. Thousands of questions will be asked of coaches, players and bellhops Monday and Tuesday at Chicago’s Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. My guess is these won’t be among them:For the Big Ten itself: Your last two participants in the College Football Playoff lost by 38-0 (Michigan State, to Alabama) and 31-0 (Ohio State, to Clemson). Is it time to consider scoring?
VINTON — An American flag behind the center field fence of the baseball field at Vinton-Shellsburg High barely moved at game time Wednesday night. Humidity hung like a curveball that didn’t break. But a strong wind kicked up in the second inning, blowing away some dirt and chalk in the home plate area. Brief sprinkling began, and the temperature dropped at least 10 degrees in a matter of moments. The swift change was a sign of things to come in the Class 3A substate game played here.
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".