Full court putts are in vogue, and it's only January. We're not even near March Madness yet. Just days after a Clemson student won $10,000 by cashing a 94-footer on the hardwood, the same thing happened at Eastern Michigan during halftime of their game against Central Michigan. Student Jake Lackey lined up the putt from under one hoop and sent it rolling to the other. It’s hard to tell if there was really any break at all — maybe a fastbreak! — but it went in the goal nonetheless.
For many sports fans, taking to social media to tweak Fox Sports' resident hot-taker Skip Bayless is all but a national pastime. For the most recent golf version of Bayless Bashing, look no further than Justin Thomas, proud Alabama grad and reigning PGA Tour Player of the Year. Thomas tuned in Monday (from Hawaii) to watch his favorite Crimson Tide squad win another national championship.
The full-court-putt is officially the new half-court-shot, and we may have our best one yet. Basketball arenas everywhere are incorporating the full-court-putt as a fan engagement game, and Clemson University is the most recent to get in on the fun. For student Christopher Carns, that was a really good thing. Carns lined up a putt from 94 feet (the length of a regulation court) and gave it his best read. It was a slow roll, building the anticipation in the arena…and then it dropped in.
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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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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".