Media Information
Media Credential Application

Media Credentials
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 ( 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.

Post Practice
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.

Postgame Interviews
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.

Sideline Passes
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.

Professional Scouts
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.

Weekly Release

During the season, information about the University of Cincinnati football team is updated on a weekly basis and made available at

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 (


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    Fox Sports

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    The Washington Post

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    CBS Sports

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    USA Today

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    The News Record

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    Bleacher Report

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    USA Today

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    TopDrawer Soccer

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    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Green seizing his moment for the Bearcats

    Cincinnati Enquirer

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    UC Magazine

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    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats' Jermiah Davis III fights to be remembered

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats' Justin Jackson goes from energizer to example

    The News Record

    Cronin excited for new group

    Cincinnati Enquirer

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    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats basketball will have fresh look

    The News Record

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    Miami Herald

    Kay Ready to Lead Bearcats into Rivalry Game

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Former Bearcat Thompkins making most of shot in NFL

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    New practice setup could benefit UC basketball

    Munchie Legaux out for season

    Cincinnati Rolls Past Purdue

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Bearcats defense puts up dominant effort

    American Athletic Conference

    2013 Team Previews: Cincinnati Bearcats

    Sports Illustrated

    Bowl projections: Cincinnati vs. North Carolina in the Russell Athletic Bowl

    Cincinnati Business Courier

    Bearcats sell out football opener against Purdue

    Cincinnati Enquirer

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    Bleacher Report

    Cincinnati Bearcats Football 2013 Team Preview

    UC Voted 2nd

    Coach Tuberville and his players discuss their reactions to being voted to finish 2nd in the inaugural season of the American Athletic Conference

    QB Timetable

    Coach Tuberville discusses his timetable to choose a starting QB with The Cincinnati Enquirer

    Thompkins at Patriots' Training Camp

    Former UC wide receiver, Kenbrell Thompkins, impressed many at Patriots' training camp 

    World University Games

    Sean Kilpatrick talks about his experience overseas

    World University Games

    Sean Kilpatrick talks about his experience overseas 

    Nippert Renovation Plan

    The Cincinnati Enquirer looks at the Nippert Stadium Project

    Cincinnati football's 'Crocodile Dundee'

    A former professional rugby player from Australia joins the Bearcat football team

    2013 Preseason 'Watch List' 

    Several Cincinnati Bearcats make 2013 national 'watch list'

    Sports Insider Today

    Young Cincinnati Team Looks to Improve in 2013 Amidst New Conference Setting

    ESPN Blog

    Cincinnati to play Pitt in December

    Former Bearcat Herman Qualifies for U.S. Open

    USA Today

    BearcatsTV Gets National Attention from USA Today's For the Win

    Cincinnati Bearcats Baseball Earns Top Honors in Videobombing

    The Washington Post

    Cincinnati Bearcats Do the Best Postgame Interviews

    Fox Sports

    Bearcats Rock Postgame Interviews

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