Men’s Basketball contact:
Kevin Lorincz, Assoc. Dir. of Athletic Communications
Athletic Communications Phone: 732/445-4200
Athletic Communications Fax: 732/445-3063
Communications’ procedures for the upcoming season. If you have any questions about covering the Scarlet Knights, please contact Kevin Lorincz in the Rutgers Athletic Communications Office at (732) 445-4200.
Media Credentials: Credentials for Rutgers home games are issued to working media only and should be requested as early as possible due to space limitations and demand. Media organizations covering Rutgers and the visiting school on a regular basis will receive top priority. Press passes are issued via our online credentialing system. Requests should be made at least 48 hours in advance of each home game. Season passes will be provided prior to the season for all those who plan to cover the Scarlet Knights throughout the entire season. Other credentials will be issued on a game-by-game basis.
Media credentials are issued solely to the person identified on it. It may not be transferred or used by any other person. Acceptance of a media credential requires compliance with all Rutgers University rules and regulations applicable to the media credential. Any breach or failure to comply with these terms, conditions, rules and/or regulations may result in the cancellation and withdrawal of the media credential, including but not limited to expulsion from the athletics event for which it was issued, and denial of a media credential for any and all future athletics events.
Media Will Call: Credentials will be left at the media entrance of the Rutgers Athletic Center, located on the south side of the building.
Photographer Credentials: Credentials will be issued only to accredited media photographers who regularly cover the Scarlet Knights. Photo credentials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of each home game. Photographers may shoot from both endlines. They may not shoot from behind or in front of either bench or from behind the scorer's table. They may not shoot from the sideline opposite the team benches.
Parking: Press parking is limited at the Rutgers Athletic Center. Those members of the media who are regularly assigned to cover Rutgers basketball will be issued season parking passes. All other members must make their requests known when acquiring media credentials.
Press Row/Press Box: Courtside working space on press row at the Rutgers Athletic Center is extremely limited. Working space is located in the press boxes on both the North and South side of the Athletic Center.
Media Center: The media center is located at floor level in the Rutgers Athletic Center. Admittance is by media credential only. Complete NCAA stats, play-by-play, game programs, team statistics, media guides and game notes are available in the media room. Food and refreshments will also be provided to credentialed media prior to the game.
Wireless Internet/Phones: A password-protected wireless internet service is available for all writers and photographers at the Rutgers Athletic Center. A limited number of phones are available in the media room at the RAC. The phones are all operator-assisted. Only credit card, collect call or third party billing calls can be made. To order a phone line, please contact Verizon at (800) 564-9922.
Radio: Space for broadcast crews is located in the press box on the North side of the Athletic Center. Space will be provided for the official radio station of the visiting school as well as the Rutgers student station. All other stations wishing to broadcast will need to contact the Office of Athletic Communications at least one week prior to the game.
In-Season Interview Policy: Rutgers players and coaches will be available to the media throughout the season. We ask that all interviews be made through the Office of Athletic Communications.
Radio Broadcasts: All Rutgers games will be broadcast by WOR (710 AM), a 50,000-watt clear channel station located in New York City. Rutgers games can also be heard on WCTC (1450 AM) New Brunswick. The play-by-play voice of Scarlet Knight basketball is Chris Carlin and the color analyst is Dick Lloyd. The Rutgers student station, WRSU (88.7 FM), will also broadcast Scarlet Knight games.
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS
WEBSITE CREDENTIAL POLICY
The BIG EAST Conference has issued policy guidelines on the topic of requests for press credentials from website operators. This policy supports the interests of professionalism in news coverage that supports the integrity of intercollegiate athletics. In accordance with the BIG EAST policy guidelines, the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics of Rutgers University will issue credentials for online media services based on the following criteria:
1) The online service is the official web site of the competing institution and/or the BIG EAST Conference.
2) The online service is affiliated with national or regional television or news gathering organizations (e.g. USA Today, ESPN, CNN, etc.). Credential requests from internet sites will be considered only for those web sites that are the official on-line service of a national over-the-air or cable network, or established print news media organization and are staffed by full-time, salaried employees. Rutgers reserves the right to deny media credentials to any individual(s) whose web site is not affiliated with an official news gathering organization.
3) No internet site other than the two participating schools and/or the BIG EAST Conference may provide real-time descriptions of the game. Real-time is defined as any online media providing live continual play-by play coverage of an event.
4) Rutgers will not credential any on-line service that places an emphasis on the recruitment of potential student-athletes.
Rutgers reserves the right to deny access to any media outlet based on a space available basis.