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2014 Rutgers Football Media Policies

RUTGERS ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

The Rutgers Athletic Communications Office is available to assist you with coverage of the Rutgers football program. The primary media contact for the Rutgers football program is Jason Baum and Jimmy Gill is the secondary contact for the 2014 season.

The Athletic Communications Office is located on the first floor press box of High Point Solutions Stadium. For information regarding credentials, interviews, statistics, press conferences, etc., please call the Athletic Communications Office at 732-445-7028, 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
All media credential requests must be submitted via email to credentials@scarletknights.com.

Admittance to the High Point Solutions Stadium Press Box is limited to working media members only. Credential requests must be made through Rutgers’ credentialing email.

Please request credentials at least two weeks in advance of the game to permit sufficient time for mailing. Media credentials which cannot be mailed will be left at Media Will Call (Media Entrance) beneath the press box at High Point Solutions Stadium at Gate A.

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 behind the Indoor Practice Bubble on the E Fields. 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 a game program, flip card, updated stats and game day notes. The press box has wireless Internet access. Login information will be provided on gamedays.

POST-GAME 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 conclusion of Flood’s press conference. The visiting team’s press conference will be held in the defensive backs meeting room, inside the Hale Center, on the second floor. A member of the Rutgers Athletic Communications office will escort the visiting media to the defensive backs meeting room.

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 the Athletic Communications Office at least one day in advance. Players are available in person on Monday at the weekly Rutgers Football luncheon, and following practice on Tuesday and Wednesday, pending class schedules/availability.

Please consult with Jason Baum 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 Athletic Communications Office. 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. Coach Flood will be available to the media every Monday at 10:30 a.m. at his weekly news conference in the team meeting room of the Hale Center, Tuesday at 12:56 p.m. on the Big Ten Teleconference and after practice on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

COVERING PRACTICE
Rutgers’ preseason practices begin August 1. Throughout the season, practice will be open to the media for the first 30 minutes on Tuesday and Wednesday. Practice is closed to the media on Sunday and Thursday.

VIDEO AT PRACTICE
On Tuesday and Wednesday, video and photo access is available 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 PRESS LUNCHEON
Requested players will be available each Monday at the Rutgers football luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Audi Rutgers Club.

COLLEGEPRESSBOX.COM
Collegepressbox.com is the official media website for Big Ten football. Access and download weekly game notes, quotes, statistics, media guides and more for the conference and each of the member schools throughout the season. Login information will be distributed to accredited media, or you can apply for a password by sending an e-mail to password@collegepressbox.com.

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