Mississippi gave it a heck of a run. Former football coach sued the school, current football coach resigned in disgrace, football program gets hammered by the NCAA. That’s a strong year of dysfunction. Tennessee made a late bid. Highly regarded athletic director hired and fired within 10 months, potential new football coaches repeatedly undercut by fan mob, AD job eventually given to an old football coach who was fired from that job nine years ago and who has zero experience running a department.
Forty names, games, teams and minutiae making news this college football bowl season (bowling shoes sold separately in Las Cruces, where New Mexico State is playing in its first bowl game since 1960):When it comes to picking winners, bowl season is the greatest of all crapshoots involving human competition. (Horse racing, which involves trying to predict the behaviors of mute beasts, is still the king of all crapshoots.)
Baker Mayfield’s rise from college walk-on to record-breaking passer now includes the most coveted individual award in college football: the Heisman Trophy. The brash, occasionally controversial Oklahoma quarterback was announced as the winner of the 83rd Heisman on Saturday night, well ahead of fellow finalists Bryce Love of Stanford and Louisville’s Lamar Jackson, who won the award last year. Mayfield collected 78.8 percent of the first-place votes. He accumulated 2,398 total points.
Bowl games start in 48 hours. Are you ready? Bowl pool picks made? If not, the Bowl Dash is here to help -- whether that means using my predictions or going the opposite way is up to you. Every game picked, here: https://t.co/6dmEBjPLMK
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".