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Visiting Team Guide: Athletic Communications

Important Contact Information:
Chip Welch, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications (Women's Basketball)
(336) 334-5615 (office)
chip.welch@uncg.edu
MEDIA POLICIES
Working Credentials

Credentials will be issued upon request to working members of the print and broadcast media. Internet-based media members will be provided credentials on a space-available basis. The UNCG media relations office retains the right to deny or revoke credentials to media outlets or a specific member of the media. All requests for credentials must be received no later than 36 hours before the game. Credential requests made on the day of the game cannot be guaranteed and should be avoided. For games on the UNCG campus, credentials can be picked up at the will call gate of the respective game facility. Any outlet that is issued a season credential should still contact the Media Relations office to obtain seating for all events.

Professional scouts should contact the Media Relations office for press row space. Professional scouts will be required to buy a ticket and shall only receive space on press row if seats are available. Spouses, dates and children will not be granted working credentials.

Non-working media will only be issued credentials on a space-available basis. Requests for media credentials should be sent to the particular sports’ respective Media Relations staff member via mail at UNCG Athletic Media Relations, PO Box 26168, Greensboro, NC, 27402 or via email to one of the staff members listed above. 

MEDIA PARKING 

Limited parking is available for media members behind the Health & Human Performance (HHP) Building. Media members should alert the Media Relations Office when requesting credentials of any need for parking passes. Overflow parking for media is available in the Walker Avenue parking deck, located across the street from the HHP Building. In the event of inclement winter weather, parking in Walker Deck is recommended for media to make for easier accommodations. 

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Accredited photographers may shoot from either baseline, but must contact Chip Welch in the UNCG SID Office for credentials. Photography from press row is not allowed without the expressed consent of a UNCG Sports Information staff member. Due to a limited number of phone lines on press row, telephone lines for use by photographers must be ordered in advanced and may require an installation fee to be paid by the outlet.

GAMEDAY INTERVIEWS

Head coaches will be available for postgame interviews on the field (men’s and women’s soccer) or in the UNCG Media Room (women’s basketball and volleyball) following any commitment to do radio interviews. Requested players will be available after a 10-minute “cooling off” period. Up to three players will be escorted to the media room for games played at Fleming Gym and the Greensboro Coliseum. THE UNCG LOCKER ROOMS ARE CLOSED TO THE MEDIA. Unless expressed permission is given by the Media Relations Office, players are not available prior to a contest. Requests for pregame interviews with coaching staff members should be communicated to a member of the Media Relations staff as early as possible. 

PRACTICE

Each day prior to the start of practice, selected players can be made available for interviews by calling the Media Relations Office before 12 noon. All interviews must be completed 15 minutes before the start of practice. For interviews with any head coach, contact the Media Relations Office. Practices are generally closed to the media, but may be opened at the discretion of the coaching staff. News camera taping of practice can be denied at the discretion of the coaching staff. For practice schedules, please contact the Media Relations office.

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