MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES & SERVICES
Weekly Press Opportunity
Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson and selected players will meet with the media each Tuesday morning at 11:30 a.m. during the season in the Hall of Fame Room of the Wilson Center. Requests for specific players should be made to the Athletics Communications Office on Sunday afternoon prior to the press opportunity.
All interview requests for Curtis Johnson, any Tulane assistant coaches and players must be coordinated through the Athletics Communications office.
Players are available for interviews, either in person or on the phone, before or after practice Monday through Wednesday. In order to arrange for player interviews, please provide 24 hours notice to the Athletics Communications Office. Player interviews may be conducted in the atrium of the Wilson Center, on the practice fields or in the Athletics Communications Office. The Tulane training room, football locker room, weight room and meeting rooms are off-limits to the media. Your cooperation is appreciated.
For telephone interviews, the student-athlete will be provided with the number and will make the call at a mutually-agreed upon time. Phone numbers of student-athletes will not be made available to the media.
For interviews with head coach Curtis Johnson and/or Tulane assistant coaches, please contact Roger Dunaway or Brian Miller in the Athletics Communications Office. The best time for Coach Toledo to conduct interviews is weekday mornings.
In general, Tulane practices are usually held at the Westfeldt Practice and Competition Facility behind the James W. Wilson Center and are open to the local media. However, practice may be closed or moved without notice. Please contact the Tulane Athletics Communications Office if you plan on attending practice so that we may confirm the day's practice schedule.
Still photographs and video may be shot during selected segments of practice by approved agencies. After that time, photographers will be asked not to shoot. Media are asked to remain on the track or in the stands during practice, and are asked not to speak to players or coaches during the workout.
Updated statistics, game recaps, weekly and daily releases, press conference transcripts, player and coaches' bios, historical, broadcast and ticket information, can be found on the Tulane Official Athletics Website at www.TulaneGreenWave.com. Media are encouraged to check the website regularly for the latest Green Wave athletics news.
Requests for video footage of Green Wave football should be made to Roger Dunaway or Brian Miller in the Athletics Communications Office. They will work with TU Video Director Travis Detillier and his staff to fill specific requests. Please allow a minimum of three days lead time for video requests. Agencies will be asked to either supply a new Beta tape or to return the highlights to Tulane.
In addition to the Tulane Athletics website (www.TulaneGreenWave.com), the latest news, weekly releases, updated depth charts, rosters and season and single game statistics can be sent on a daily or weekly basis via e-mail. Contact Roger Dunaway or Brian Miller to request to be added to the football e-mail list.
GAME DAY COVERAGE
All requests for media, radio, television, photography, scouting and parking credentials for the 2009 Tulane Football season, or for any individual game, should be made in writing, on company letterhead or via e-mail (company name in address), to Roger Dunaway or Brian Miller. Requests should be made at least one week prior to the game. Individual game credentials will not be mailed, but can be picked up in the Athletic Communications Office the week of the game or at Superdome Will-Call.
A limited number of parking passes for the Northwest Parking Garage (6) at the Superdome are available to visiting media. Requests for parking passes should be made well in advance of the game.
Any media credentials not picked up during the week at the Wilson Center will be available at Press Will Call in the Superdome beginning three hours prior to the game. Press Will Call is located at Gate A Ground at the Superdome.
Press Box Services
The press box, located on the third level of the Superdome, opens three hours prior to game time. The working press box and communications booths are located to the right of elevator 8.
Meals will be served in the Hall of Fame Lounge beginning two hours before game time until kickoff. Sodas will be available throughout the game and snacks are served at halftime.
Game notes, programs, a flip card and statistics will be provided prior to the game. Play-by-play and quick statistics, final team, individual and defensive statistics, drive charts and coaches' quotes also will be provided. Complete sets of information will be available approximately 20 minutes after the game.
Three "0-plus" telephone lines are available on a first-come, first-served basis in the working area of the Superdome press box. Additional requests for telephone lines should be directed to BellSouth at (504) 528-7940. On game day, BellSouth and Superdome communications representatives will be on hand to handle last-minute problems.
Tulane will provide a FAX machine for complimentary use on a first-come, first-served basis. Tulane will e-mail (preferred) or fax stats and other post-game information as requested.
Visiting Radio/Television Broadcasts
Booth space in the Superdome press box will be allocated by the Tulane Athletic Communications Office. Visiting SIDs will designate their official radio stations in writing and Tulane, through its broadcast partner, CBS College Sports Properties, will supply phone lines on a reciprocal basis in that booth. Entities which wish to telecast home contests from the Superdome should send their request, in writing, to Roger Dunaway.
Tulane follows guidelines set forth by the NCAA Public Relations Committee, the NCAA Football Rules Committee, the American Football Coaches Association and the National Press Photographers Association. Photographers are not permitted between the 25-yard lines and must have credentials visible at all times. Photographers are required to go behind the team benches to pass from one end of the field to the other.
Uniformed security personnel will patrol the sidelines and anyone holding a media pass who is not actively involved in coverage of the game will be escorted from the sideline. Children under 12 will not be issued media or sideline credentials. Similar procedures will be in effect in the press box.
The Tulane locker room is located below the East stands near the North End Zone. The interview room is the first room on the left upon entering the locker room facility. The visitor's locker room is located adjacent to the tunnel at Gate A (North End Zone).
Green Wave head coach Curtis Johnson and requested players will be available in the post game interview approximately 10 minutes after the game. Tulane's locker room is closed.
The SID of the visiting school will establish admittance policies to the visiting locker room.
All space for the working press, radio and television for Tulane Football games is allocated by the Tulane Athletics Communications Office, which reserves the right to deny credentials to any outlet. Freelance and/or non-daily writers may be asked to produce copies of actual publications in which their work has appeared. Seating in the press box at the Superdome is for working media and scouts only.
Press credentials will be issued to working press only. Press credentials are not transferable and use by anyone other than members of the working media is prohibited. Press credentials used in an unauthorized manner will be revoked. News organizations allowing unauthorized individuals to use credentials will have their credentials revoked. All press credentials remain the property of the Tulane Athletic Department and must be returned upon request. Credentials will NOT be mailed.