ST. LOUIS — There’s nothing unusual about a baseball hitter who was born in Cedar Rapids facing a pitcher who was born in Iowa City. That it occurred during a major league game, though, is something seldom seen. But it happened Monday afternoon at Busch Stadium when Cedar Rapids Prairie graduate Scott Schebler of the Cincinnati Reds (whose hometown address is Solon) came to bat against St. Louis Cardinals hurler Michael Wacha.
As will be pointed out in every telecast of an Iowa football game this year, the Hawkeyes’ Kirk Ferentz is the longest-tenured head football coach in the FBS division. That says Ferentz, entering Season No. 19, wanted to keep his job. The grass is always greener somewhere for most coaches. It also says Ferentz has been able to keep his job. The keeping is a lot more significant than the wanting. Most college coaches have them taken away at some point.
Many were disgusted. Some were delighted. University of Iowa athletic department people were mortified. But time heals some wounds, so let us observe Thursday’s 20-year anniversary of a night that has lived in infamy with more amusement than ire. On June 22, 1997, then-“Saturday Night Live” cast members Norm Macdonald, Jim Breuer and Darrell Hammond performed stand-up comedy in the University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium. Macdonald was the anchor on SNL’s “Weekend Update” segments.
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.
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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
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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".