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Media desiring credentials to cover games, regardless of which teams are competing at the site, must apply online at www.ncaa.com/media. All other "team" media will be on a list submitted by the participating team's sports information contact and should coordinate arrangements with that individual. The online site provides information for reservations at the media headquarters hotel and parking passes. Applying media representatives will be notified via e-mail in regard to the confirmation or denial of their application.
Credentials will not be mailed. Recipients must present a driver's license, passport or government-issued photo ID to pick up credentials. A sign-in sheet for individuals to confirm receipt of credentials will be required. Credentials will issued according to the following schedule:
Saturday, March 19: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 20: 2 hours before tip of first game until halftime of last game
Monday, March 21: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday, March 22: 2 hours before tip until halftime
MEDIA HEADQUARTERS HOTEL Media representatives desiring accommodations at the headquarters hotel are advised that the hotel requires a two-night minimum stay (first practice night and the night of the first games).
Hampton Inn & Suites
Central Texas Marketplace
2501 Marketplace Dr.
Waco, TX 76711
Parking is available at the Ferrell Center, in the media lot for media representatives. The entrance is on LaSalle Media members must request parking passes through the online credential system. Parking passes, if requested and approved, will be provided at credential distribution.
A media shuttle will not be available.
A workroom will be provided at the Whetsel Practice Facility adjacent to the Ferrell Center for credentialed media with the following hours of operation.
Saturday, March 19: 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 20: 3 hours before tip of first game until 4 hours after last game
Monday, March 21: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 22: 3 hours before tip of first game until 4 hours after last game
Practice Days - Student athletes who are not in the interview room, shall be available to the media in the locker room area during the time the coach and selected student-athletes are participating in the news conference.
Game Days - The locker rooms will be open to the media for a maximum of 30 minutes after the cooling-off period ends.
The head coach and a minimum of two first-team players will participate in the scheduled news conferences. No more than three players will attend.
Press Conference Schedule
Saturday, March 19:
10:50-11:20 a.m.: Houston
12:30-1 p.m.: West Virginia
2-2:30 p.m.: Baylor
3:30-4 p.m.: Prairie View A&M
Sunday, March 20:
Immediately following each game.
Saturday, March 21:
12:20-12:50 p.m.: Houston/West Virginia Winner
2-2:30 p.m.: Baylor/Prairie View A&M Winner
Tuesday, March 22:
Immediately following each game.
Complimentary wireless services and access codes will be provided to all credentialed individuals. Media, including originating radio networks, may order individual telephone and high-speed data services, at their own expense, by contacting the host media coordinator.
Runners will distribute play-by-play, halftime and final box scores to the media at courtside and in the media workroom. Typed quotes will be distributed to the media immediately following each news conference. Updated team notes (e.g., team notes, tournament notes/records) will also be distributed to the media preceding the next scheduled news conference. Media are asked to provide their facsimile and/or e-mail postgame services requests on a sign-up list that is posted in the media workroom.
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