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2013 Rutgers Football Media Policies

Rutgers Athletic Communications

The Rutgers Athletic Communications Office is available to as- sist you with coverage of the Rutgers football program. The primary media contact for the Rutgers football program is Jason Baum while Jimmy Gill and Trey Miller will assist during the 2013 season.

The Athletic Communications Office is located in the Rutgers Athletic Center. For information regarding credentials, interviews, statistics, press conferences, etc., please call the Athletic Communications Office at 732-445-4200, visit CollegePressBox.com or e-mail Baum at jbaum@scarletknights.com.

To assist in your coverage throughout the year, please read the media information on this page. Briefly, all interviews must be arranged through the Athletic Communications Office at least one day in advance and all players, coaches and support staff will not take part in an interview unless scheduled by the Athletic Communications Office.

MEDIA CREDENTIALS
Rutgers will utilize an online credentialing system in 2013. For more information, visit www.scarletknights.com/credentials or contact Trey Miller at 732-445-7886.

Working space in the Rutgers Press Box is allotted on the following basis: (1) daily newspaper writers covering for next-day publication; (2) sports editors of newspapers in New Jersey, New York and Eastern Pennsylvania; (3) radio personnel for broadcast originations; (4) official school student daily newspaper; (5) approved special coverage; (6) press and TV working photographers; (7) weekly press representatives; non-originating radio representatives of AM news stations; and Internet writers for sites affiliated with established, nationally-recognized media outlets will be considered on a game-by-game basis as space permits. Visiting freelance and amateur photographers are not eligible for media credentials.

PHOTOGRAPHERS
Sideline photographers and media members must follow NCAA guidelines, which prohibit entry to the bench areas.

PARKING
Media parking is located in the Green Lot, which is located next to the Indoor Practice Bubble. To enter the Green Lot, take River Road to Sutphen Road. Once on Sutphen, make your first left at Fitch Road and attendants will direct you to the media lot.. You should request your parking at the same time you request your game credential. If time permits, both will be mailed to you. There is no day-of-game media parking list and therefore members of the media must have a media parking credential in advance of the game.

PRESS BOX SERVICES
Complete NCAA statistics, play-by-play, and quote sheets from both teams are all regular services on gameday. Upon your arrival, you will receive a press folder with game program, flip card, updated stats and game day notes.
The press box has wireless internet access. Login information will be provided on gamedays.

POSTGAME INTERVIEWS
Coach Flood and players, following the designated cooling off period, will be made available after each game to members of the media. Coach Flood's press conference will take place in the team meeting room of the Hale Center, which is located opposite the playing field from the press box.
With approximately five minutes remaining in the game, members of the media will be escorted across the field towards the Hale Center.
Rutgers' locker room is open to the media following the cooling off period. The visiting team's press conference will be held in the field hockey locker room, inside the Hale Center.

PHONES
A limited number of courtesy phones are available in the press box at High Point Solutions Stadium. The phones are all operator-assisted calls, or third-party billing calls can be made. Should you wish to have a phone installed at High Point Solutions Stadium, contact Verizon at 1-800-564-9911 or 9922.

PLAYER INTERVIEWS
All player interviews must be arranged through Jason Baum in the Athletic Communications Office at least one day in advance. Players are available in person on Mondays at the weekly Rutgers football luncheon, and following practice on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, pending class schedules/availability.
Please consult with Jason Baum or Jimmy Gill regarding availability. Player availability at other times will vary from week to week. A time mutually convenient for the player and the member of the media can be set up by the Office of Athletic Communications. During a traditional game week, there will be no player interviews after Wednesday until following the game.

COACH FLOOD INTERVIEWS
All interview requests must be arranged through Jason Baum in Athletic Communications. Coach Flood will be available to the mediaevery Monday at his weekly news conference at 10:30 a.m. He is also available Mondays on the weekly American Athletic Conference Coaches Teleconference and following practice on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

COVERING PRACTICE
Rutgers’ preseason practices are open to the media from August 2 through August 20. Photo and video during preseason camp is only permitted during individual periods of practice.
• Beginning August 21 and continuing throughout the season, practice will be open for photographers and television crews for the first 25 minutes on Tuesday and Wednesday. Practice is closed to the media on Sunday and Thursday.
• No live reporting or tweeting is permitted during practice. All reports must be filed after practice.
• Beat writers are permitted to attend the final 50 minutes of practice on Tuesday and Wednesdays during the season.

PRACTICE TIMES
Rutgers will practice in the morning during the 2013 season. Detailed practice times will be distributed at a later date, but the normal time range should be between 10 a.m. – noon during the season.

PRACTICE LOCATIONS
Practice will take place on the two grass fields adjacent to the Hale Center and the field turf field next to the grass fields. Interviews will be conducted following practice in the Media Center (adjacent to the Tennis Courts).

PHOTOGRAPHS/VIDEO AT PRACTICE
On Tuesday and Wednesday only, video and photo access is available during the first 25 minutes of practice. All photo/video is only permitted during individual periods of practice.
Tripods are not permitted on the practice field and media members must stand at least five yards off the sideline.

WEEKLY NEWS CONFERENCE AND LUNCHEON
Coach Flood will address the media from 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. during a normal game week during the season. The news conference will take place in the team meeting room on the second floor of the Hale Center.
A select number of players are available on Mondays during a normal game week from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be served at 11:15 a.m. and player availability will be held in the Audi Rutgers Club on the third floor of the Hale Center.

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