Alabama, which won the national championship two years ago and lost in last year’s title game, had the better record at 11-1. Ohio State (11-2), which won it all three years ago after beating Alabama in the semifinals, had better wins. Two storied programs, with room for only one to get in. The other would be, well, not happy. Alabama was ranked No. 1 most of the season. But it didn’t win the SEC West.
The last time Villanova won a Big Five game by less than double digits was against St. Joseph’s. That, of course, is going on five years ago. Saturday at Hagan Arena, by far the most heated rivalry in the city series resumed. And not unexpectedly, the fourth-ranked Wildcats (8-0) continued their dominance over everyone else in Philly. If the Hawks (4-4) were whole, who knows what might have been possible. But they’re a long way from it.
I had the privilege of covering John Chaney for his last decade and a half as the basketball coach at Temple. It was many things, but never once was it dull. And the best part of covering John Chaney was, well, hanging out with John Chaney. Whether it was back in his hotel suite after a game, sitting in the stands before one, at an airport waiting to board yet one more flight, in his cramped office following a predawn practice, or even on a shopping excursion to Barney's for more Armani ties.
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".