Media Credential Application
Credentials to cover Cincinnati home football games may be secured by contacting the Cincinnati Sports Communications Office (Ryan Koslen coordinates football credentials). Credentials and parking passes will be mailed if requests are received at least one week in advance. Credentials requested less than a week in advance of the game will be available at media will call.
Credentials shall be allocated and space in the press box shall be assigned according to the following priority:
(1) originating radio and television outlets;
(2) daily newspapers providing regular coverage of Cincinnati and its opponent;
(3) national news agencies servicing the print and broadcast media;
(4) radio and television outlets providing regular coverage of Cincinnati and its opponent;
(5) national or regional print, broadcast and electronic media;
(6) officially sanctioned student media, specialty publications and electronic publications of Cincinnati and its opponent;
(7) other types of print and broadcast media Spouses, dates, nonworkers and anyone under the age of 18 are not allowed in the media areas of the press box in compliance with the working code of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).
Entering The Press Box
An elevator to the press box is located at the 50-yard line on the west concourse of Nippert Stadium. A media credential is required for entry to the elevator.
Press Box Levels
The Nippert Stadium press box has three levels. The first level is for newspaper, radio, and television reporters. The middle level is for guests of the university. The upper level is for video crews, radio, and television outlets broadcasting the game, as well as coaches.
Press Box Services
A media packet, including a game program, game notes, depth charts and statistics, is available to each media member. A meal is provided before each game. During the game, quickie statistics are distributed after each quarter. Complete play-by-play, scoring summary, and individual and team statistics are distributed following the game.
In accordance with Football Writers Association of America guidelines, no cheering is allowed in the media areas of the press box in order to provide a proper working environment.
Head Coach by Appointment
UC's head coach and his entire coaching staff are available each weekday for one-on-one interviews. Contact Ryan Koslen (Ryan.Koslen@uc.edu) to schedule interviews.
BIG EAST Teleconference
The BIG EAST coaches are featured on a weekly teleconference each Monday, starting at 11:10 a.m. (ET) during the season. To access the teleconference, contact the BIG EAST Conference. A replay is available each Monday beginning at 5 p.m.
Head Coach Media Conference
The Bearcats hold a weekly media luncheon each Tuesday in the Richard E. Lindner Center. The luncheon, which begins at Noon, is hosted by UC's head coach and selected players will be present for interviews.
The head coach and the entire coaching staff are available for one-on-one interviews after practice on Tuesday and Wednesday during a typical Saturday game week.
BIG EAST Satellite Feed
The BIG EAST will begin its weekly satellite on Wednesday, September 5. The feed will be available each Wednesday afternoon during the season, concluding on November 28. Approximately three and a half minutes of highlights and interviews are available for Cincinnati and it's head coach. For satellite coordinates and scheduled times for the feed, contact the BIG EAST Conference.
Cincinnati's locker room is closed to all members of the media. At home games, following a 10-minute "cooling off" period, UC's head coach and selected players will be brought to the Bob Goin Team Room. Requests for player interviews should be coordinated with the Cincinnati Sports Communications staff. The visiting team's locker room at Nippert Stadium will be operated according to the policy of the visiting team. Quotes for both teams will be provided by the Sports Communications staff shortly after they conclude.
The University of Cincinnati follows NCAA guidelines regarding media representatives on the sidelines. Photographers and videographers are permitted to shoot between the 23-yard lines and the goal lines on both sidelines, or anywhere behind the restraining line in the end zone.
Wireless internet is available in the press box at Nippert Stadium. Members of the Sports Communications staff will be available to assist you. There is no access fee.
Telephone lines are available in the Nippert Stadium press box. Media representatives requiring their own phones should contact Dan Krone, Assistant Director of Athletics for Facilities and Operations at (513) 556-3541.
Seats in the press box will be available to professional scouts on a first-come, first-serve basis based on availability. If seats are not available in the press box, scouts will be provided a reserved ticket along with a press box pass that will allow them access to the press area for statistics, notes and food. Requests should be made well in advance of the game to guarantee availability and should be requested through the Cincinnati Sports Communications Office.
During a typical Saturday game week, media may interview players and coaches 15 minutes prior to practice or immediately following practice on either Tuesday or Wednesday. Unless special arrangements are made, there are no player interviews the final two days prior to a game.
Practice is not generally open to the public. Anyone hoping to observe practice, should contact Ryan Koslen in advance. Failure to do so, may result in an individual's removal from the venue.
During the season, information about the University of Cincinnati football team is updated on a weekly basis and made available at www.GoBEARCATS.com.
Media can access the complete release, including statistics by utilizing Adobe Acrobat PDF files. To receive the document via email, please send a request to Ryan Koslen (Ryan.Koslen@uc.edu).