Sometimes, like an infection contained to one specific section of the body, a basketball team’s problems are easy to diagnose and treat. Other times, however, a team’s problems are so widespread that it can be difficult to ascertain where to begin treatment. Such is the case with the Cal men’s basketball team (7-11, 1-4), which is currently riding a four-game losing streak due to issues on both ends of the court.
Freshman forward Justice Sueing is frustrated. You can see it in his stance as he lines up at the free throw line for the 13th time of the evening, putting his hands on his knees and tugging slightly at the bottom of his shorts. He’s been the Cal men’s basketball team’s only continuous source of energy — tallying 19 points and nine rebounds — in its battle against No. 14 Arizona, and that effort has begun to manifest itself.
It is unheard of in nearly every sport to outscore a batch of opponents 240-7 at a tournament — but for the Cal rugby team (4-0), which has a knack for defying the norms of most popular sports, it was simply another display of continued superiority in the world of collegiate rugby. While the scoreline was impressive on its own, it was the depth and breadth of the Bears who contributed to the mass of points that is truly extraordinary.
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".