Big Ten football is alive and well, and we’re here with two glittering examples. It’s not just because of the 29-8 record against non-conference opponents after three weeks, including some boffo wins—and only a smattering of unflattering losses (we’re looking at you, Ohio State and Nebraska). Not just the fact that 40 percent of the most-recent top-10 rankings included card-carrying Big Ten members, starting with Penn State at No. 4, and Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio State following soon after.
Carl Erskine shot 86 the other day in his weekly round of golf with his son. Not bad. Especially for someone 90 years old. “That’s the one thing good thing about being 90,” he says at breakfast. “It makes it easier to shoot your age.” He also mentions how people tell him to pick up 3-foot putts, because “everybody wants to be kind to an old guy.” This seemed like a good time to check in on the old guy, one of Indiana’s living sport legends, since some big anniversaries are imminent.
Colts constituents, it’s here. The 2017 season, with the quarterback situation in more limbo than the Interstate 69 extension. Andrew Luck is out until … well, only the Tarot card readers might know for sure. No wonder all the worry and pessimism. And that’s just the ticket scalpers on Capitol Avenue. Here’s what everyone needs as the games begin, to soothe the uncertainty: Amnesia. The Colts used to be as stable as helium. Every season the playoffs, every season the same quarterback.
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".