Media Services

BYU is known for its rich athletic history and tradition due in part to the overwhelming amount of media attention it has received over the years. Writers and broadcasters representing the nation's most respected media outlets regularly interact with Cougar coaches and student-athletes. BYU teams have been featured on television, radio, Web sites and in magazines and newspapers nationwide.

The BYU Athletic Communications staff works closely with student-athletes and coaches in servicing media requests. The office diligently works to provide the latest releases, notes, quotes and statistics to the media. All information can be found online at www.byucougars.com.

The following is general information for members of the media. Policies may vary from sport to sport. Please refer to the sport-specific Web page for the most detailed information.

Interviews
Player and coaches interviews must be scheduled through the Athletic Communications office at (801) 422-8948. Interview requests must be made 24 hours in advance unless it is breaking news. Telephone interviews must be arranged through the Athletic Communications office.

Media Services
A weekly release will be issued via e-mail and will be available at www.byucougars.com. Notes, season statistics, rosters, programs and media guides will be provided to working media prior to each home competition.

Official statistics will be made available after each game and upon completion of the game/match. Coaches and student-athletes will be available after the competition for interviews and quotes. Football, men's basketball, women's basketball and women's volleyball will have an official post-game press conference available to all working media.

Media Work Room
Athletic Communications seeks to accommodate media members in many different aspects, including the working environment. Media work rooms are available in various BYU facilities. A pressroom just off the playing floor at the Marriott Center, the press box at Miller Park and the Athletic Communications office, located at 30 Smith Fieldhouse, all serve as a pressroom for working media.

Wireless Internet and analog phone lines are available for filing stories. Local or collect/credit card long distance calls can be made from each of the lines.

BYU on the Internet
The weekly release, most up-to-date news, statistics and information is available 24 hours a day on BYU's official athletics Web site: www.byucougars.com. To receive the weekly release and post-event recaps via email please contact the Athletic Communications office.

Credential Requests
Requests for press, broadcast and photo credentials for home events should be made to each sport's SID. Please refer to the specific sport to be informed of its requirements and procedures.

Photography
Credentials will be issued only to accredited photographers and TV reporters/camera operators on assignment from their media outlet. Photographers can obtain rosters and information regarding where they can shoot during the event from the athletic communications staff on site.

Athletic Communications Staff
Duff Tittle Associate Athletic Director - Communications duff_tittle@byu.edu
Brett Pyne Football brett_pyne@byu.edu
Norma Collett Women's Basketball norma_collett@byu.edu
Kyle Chilton Men's Basketball kyle_chilton@byu.edu
Ralph Zobell Baseball, Game Programs ralph_zobell@byu.edu
Jenny Wheeler Administrative Assistant jen_wheeler@byu.edu
Kevin Nielsen Soccer, Men's Basketball Assistant soccer_sid@byu.edu
McKay Perry Football Assistant, Softball byusports@byu.edu, softball_sid@byu.edu
Aaron Sorenson Football Assistant cougarpr@byu.edu
Rachel Hawks Football Assistant, Men's Volleyball footballpr@byu.edu, mvolleyball_sid@byu.edu
Royce Hinton Women's Volleyball, Women's Basketball Assistant, Internal Relations wvolleyball_sid@byu.edu
Nicholas Henderson Women's Track & Field, Cross Country wtrack_sid@byu.edu
Zach Brady Swimming & Diving swimming_sid@byu.edu
Sugene Lee Gymnastics gymnastics_sid@byu.edu
Jack Urquhart Men's Track & Field, Cross Country mtrack_sid@byu.edu
Jason Kitchen Men's & Women's Tennis tennis_sid@byu.edu
Kimberlie Haner Men's & Women's Golf golf_sid@byu.edu

Contact & Mailing Information:

BYU Athletic Communications
30 Smith Fieldhouse
Provo, Utah 84602
(801) 422-8948




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