There is room for a greater thrill, but Lockport native Kristi Odom is still on cloud nine over a recent Saturday night she had at Grundy County Speedway. Odom won the 4-cylinder feature. It was the first win in her seven-year racing career. "I think I put a dent in the roof of my car because I was hitting it so much," Odom said with a laugh. "My parents were ecstatic. My mom said that it was her best stress test ever." That wasn't the end of it.
On my short list of high school athletes I remember as much for their personality as their talent, Sarah Herold is definitely near the top. The 2014 Sandburg graduate always had a colorful way of explaining things. For instance, after one softball game on a very cold day, Sarah hit me with philosophy and science all at the same time. "You know, when it's cold and you live in the Midwest, you kind of learn to adapt to that weather," Herold said.
It was supposed to be a press conference. For Frankfort native Jessica Lindsey, it was a "good things come to those who wait" moment. The story unfolded on Aug. 7, when Ball State coach Kelli Miller asked Lindsey to take part in a preseason live podcast. She was supposed to talk about being a walk-on athlete in the program for three years. But Miller was keeping a secret from Lindsey, and also from the rest of the team.
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".