Athletics Communications


Rutgers Athletics has become nationally prominent while using all aspects of media to help spread the word of its many successes on and off the field.

Rutgers' student-athletes and coaches are regularly featured in various sports media, including newspapers, magazines, radio, television and web broadcasting. Athletics Communications staff members work closely with student-athletes, coaches and support staff to fulfill these many media requests and do so in a timely manner.

The Athletics Communications Office is available to assist you with all coverage of Rutgers’ 24 intercollegiate programs. The Athletics Communications Office is located in the High Point Solutions Stadium lower level press box on the Busch Campus. For information regarding credentials, interviews, statistics, press conferences, etc., please call (732) 445-7028, visit or e-mail the requisite sport contact.


Credentials for Rutgers home games and media gatherings are issued to professional working media only and should be requested as early as possible due to space limitations and demand. To apply for credentials for football and men’s and women’s basketball, please email Media organizations covering Rutgers and the visiting school on a regular basis will receive top priority. Requests should be made at least 48 hours (24 for football) in advance of each home game.

Season passes will be provided prior to the season for all those who cover the Scarlet Knights throughout the entire season. Other credentials will be issued on a game-by-game basis.

Media credentials are issued solely to the person identified on it. It may not be transferred or used by any other person. Acceptance of a media credential requires compliance with all Rutgers University and Big Ten Conference rules and regulations applicable to the media credential. Any breach or failure to comply with these terms, conditions, rules and/or regulations may result in the cancelation and withdrawal of the media credential, including but not limited to expulsion from the athletics event for which it was issued, and denial of a media credential for any and all future athletics events. Credentials and working space for media members are issued at the exclusive discretion of the Rutgers University Athletics Communications Office.

Issuance of credentials may be based on the following priorities and guidelines: (1) Originating radio and television personnel involved in a live broadcast; (2) Daily newspapers regularly covering Rutgers or the current game opponent. Wire services, regional and national publications are also afforded this priority; (3) Non-originating radio and television personnel producing reports on the game. Only local radio stations with a full-time sports director conducting a regular sports show receive consideration for credentials; (4) Officially recognized Rutgers University daily student publications or student electronic media outlets with daily sports reports; (5) Non-daily newspapers or publications reporting on the game; (6) All digital-only media outlets will be evaluated based on: a) purpose (e.g. newsgathering), b) news process/operation c) editorial oversight and d) traffic.


Credentials will be issued only to accredited media photographers who regularly cover the Scarlet Knights. Photo credentials must be requested at least 48 hours (24 for football) in advance of each home game.


Rutgers players, coaches, and staff will be available to the media at the discretion of the respective sport head coach in conjunction with the Office of Athletics Communications. All interviews must be arranged through the Athletics Communications Office at least one day in advance. All players, coaches and support staff will not take part in an interview unless scheduled and approved by the Athletics Communications Office.

Rutgers Athletics Communications
1 Scarlet Knight Way, High Point Solutions Stadium Press Box
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: (732) 445-7028
Fax: (732) 445-8899

Sport Media Contact Phone Email
Baseball Jimmy Gill 732-445-8103
Basketball (M) Kevin Lorincz 732-445-8112
Basketball (W) Kim Zivkovich 732-445-7753
Cross Country (M) Stephanie Mamakas 732-445-6028
Cross Country (W) Kim Zivkovich 732-445-7753
Field Hockey Jordan Ozer 732-445-6021
Football Hasim Phillips 732-445-6069
Golf (M) Bradly Derechailo 732-445-6028
Golf (W) Kevin Lorincz 732-445-8112
Gymnastics Jimmy Gill 732-445-8103
Lacrosse (M) Jordan Ozer 732-445-6021
Lacrosse (W) Bradly Derechailo 732-445-6028
Rowing Hasim Phillips 732-445-6069
Soccer (M) Kim Zivkovich 732-445-7753
Soccer (W) Stephanie Mamakas 732-445-6028
Softball Matt Choquette 732-445-8119
Swimming & Diving Matt Choquette 732-445-8119
Tennis Stephanie Mamakas 732-445-6028
Track & Field (M) Stephanie Mamakas 732-445-6028
Track & Field (W) Kim Zivkovich 732-445-7753
Volleyball Matt Choquette 732-445-8119
Wrestling Bradly Derechailo 732-445-6028