2016 Rutgers Football Media Policies

RUTGERS ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS
The Rutgers Athletic Communications Office is committed to assisting members of the media with their coverage of the Rutgers football team. Hasim Phillips serves as the primary contact for the football program with support from Jimmy Gill and Jordan Ozer.

The Athletic Communications Office is located on level one of the press box at High Point Solutions Stadium. For information regarding credentials, interviews, statistics, press conferences, etc., please call the Athletic Communications Office at 732-445-7028, visit CollegePressBox.com or e-mail Hasim Phillips at hphillips@scarletknights.com.

To assist in your coverage throughout the year, please read the media information on this page. All interview requests must be directed to and arranged through the Athletic Communications Office at least one day (24 hours) in advance. Coaches, players and support staff are prohibited from participating in any interviews without prior authorization from the Athletic Communications Office.

MEDIA CREDENTIALS
All media credential requests must be submitted via email to credentials@scarletknights.com. Admittance to the High Point Solutions Stadium press box is limited to working media members only. Credential requests must be made formally to the credential email address.

Requests for game day credentials must be received at least two weeks in advance of the date of the contest to provide sufficient time for processing and mailing. Media credentials which cannot be mailed will be left at the West Gate Media Will Call (Media Entrance) beneath the press box at High Point Solutions Stadium.

Working space in the High Point Solutions Stadium Press Box is allotted on the following basis: (1) daily newspaper writers covering for next-day publication covering Rutgers or the current game opponent; (2) sports editors of newspapers in New Jersey, New York and Eastern Pennsylvania; (3) radio personnel for broadcast originations; (4) official school student daily newspaper; (5) approved special coverage; (6) press and TV working photographers; (7) weekly press representatives; non-originating radio representatives of AM news stations; and Internet writers for sites affiliated with established, nationally-recognized media outlets will be considered on a game-by-game basis as space permits. Visiting freelance and amateur photographers are not eligible for media credentials.

PHOTOGRAPHERS
Sideline photographers and media members must follow NCAA guidelines, which prohibit entry to the bench areas.

PARKING
Media parking is located in the Green Lot, which is located next to the Indoor Practice Bubble. To enter the Green Lot, take River Road to Sutphen Road. Once on Sutphen, make your first left at Fitch Road and attendants will direct you to the media lot. You should request your parking at the same time you request your game credential. If time permits, both will be mailed to you. There is no day-of-game media parking list and therefore members of the media must have a media parking pass in advance of the game.

PRESS BOX SERVICES
Complete NCAA statistics, play-by-play and quote sheets from both teams are all regular services on gameday. Upon your arrival, you will receive information with a game program, flip card, updated stats and game day notes.

The press box has wireless internet access. Login information will be provided on the day of game.

PHONES
A limited number of courtesy phones are available in the press box at High Point Solutions Stadium. The phones are all operator-assisted calls, or third-party billing calls can be made. Should you wish to have a phone installed at High Point Solutions Stadium, contact Verizon at 1-800-564-9911 or 9922.

PLAYER INTERVIEWS
All player interviews must be arranged through the Athletic Communications Office at least one day (24 hours) in advance. Players are available in person on Monday at the weekly Rutgers football press conference, and following practice on Tuesday and Wednesday, pending class schedules/availability.

Please consult with Hasim Phillips regarding availability as it will vary from week to week. A time mutually convenient for the player and media member can be set up by the Athletic Communications Office. During a traditional game week, there will be no player interviews after Wednesday until following the game.

COACH ASH INTERVIEWS
All interview requests for Rutgers head coach Chris Ash must be arranged through Hasim Phillips. In addition to post-practice media availability, coach Ash will be available to the media every Monday morning at his weekly press conference in the team meeting room of the Hale Center and on the weekly Big Ten teleconference on Tuesday morning at 12:56 p.m.

POST PRACTICE INTERVIEWS
On Tuesday, select offensive coaches and players will be available to the media post practice, while select defensive coaches and players will be available on Wednesday. Head coach Chris Ash will address the media following practice on Thursday.

POST-GAME INTERVIEWS
Head coach Chris Ash, offensive coordinator Drew Mehringer, defensive coordinator Jay Niemann and select players, following the designated cooling off period, will be made available for interviews after each game. Following home games, the press conference for coach Ash will take place in the team meeting room on the second floor of the Hale Center, which is located on the east side of the stadium opposite the press box.

With approximately five minutes remaining in the game, members of the media will be escorted across the field towards the Hale Center.

The visiting team's press conference will be held in the linebackers meeting room on the second floor of the Hale Center.

WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE
Requested players will be available each Monday at the Rutgers football press conference at 12:30 p.m. in the team room on the second floor of the Hale Center.

COLLEGEPRESSBOX.COM
Collegepressbox.com is the official media website for Big Ten football. Access and download weekly game notes, quotes, statistics, media guides and more for the conference and each of its member schools throughout the season. Login information will be distributed to accredited media or you can apply for a password by sending an e-mail to password@collegepressbox.com.

RUTGERS RADIO NETWORK
All Rutgers football games will be broadcast over the Rutgers IMG Sports Network to 50,000 watt WOR 710-AM in New York City and Central Jersey's WCTC 1450-AM.

Play-by-play announcer Chris Carlin is well known to sports radio fans throughout the State of Rutgers. Carlin is in his 16th year with the Rutgers Radio Network, including his 13th as the play-by-play voice of Rutgers football. Carlin is also the play-by-play voice for Rutgers basketball and appears on SNY, including serving as co-host of "Loud Mouths."

Former Rutgers standout quarterback Ray Lucas begins his eighth season as the color analyst on the Rutgers Radio Network. The seven-year NFL veteran has also been an analyst for SNY on its New York Jets programming since 1996 and won a New York Emmy for best analyst in 2010 for his work on SNY.

Anthony "Fooch" Fucilli returns for his 13th season as the Rutgers Radio Network sideline reporter. Fucilli has also worked as a field producer and reporter for MSG Network since 1989.

Marc Malusis is back for his eighth year as the pre-game and post-game host on the Rutgers Radio Network. The pre-game shows starts one hour prior to kickoff while the post-game show stays on the air one hour following the game.

Former Rutgers defensive lineman Eric LeGrand begins his sixth season on the Rutgers Radio Network. LeGrand will provide insight and commentary on the pre-game show, halftime report and post-game.



Rutgers Athletic Communications
1 Scarlet Knight Way
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Main Phone: 732-445-7028
Fax: 732-445-3063
Twitter: @RUAthletics

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