2014 NCAA Tournament Media Primer
Women's Basketball Contact:
Welcome to the South Dakota women's basketball team's 2014 NCAA Tournament Media Primer. This page will give an overview of questions regarding media credentials, interviews and on-site accommodations. If you need more information, please read the media section of this document, starting on page 42.
South Dakota will hold a teleconference at 1 p.m. Tuesday (March 18) featuring USD head women's basketball coach Amy Williams. To join the call, please dial 855-805-1058. You can request an audio file of the teleconference by contacting Jarrod Tell.
To apply for media credentials, click here and fill out the application for the Ames Regional. There are a limited number of media credentials available, so priority will be given to those who have covered us on a routine basis throughout the season. All credential applications must be approved by the South Dakota Sports Information Department and sent to the host site before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, so please apply for your credentials early in the week.
HOST MEDIA COORDINATOR
Several technical requests and questions (including for telephone and high-speed data lines) can be directed to the host site media coordinator. The media coordinator for Iowa State women's basketball is Nicole Greiner. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 515-294-7961.
South Dakota has taken and can provide upon request, video and audio clips on each member of South Dakota's women's basketball team addressing, among other things, the team's qualification for the NCAA Tournament. A wide variety of information can be found within these interviews and in some cases, we will direct individual requests towards these files.
For downloadable audio and video content on USD women's basketball players, please contact Jarrod Tell using the information provided above.
Please send all interview requests for coaches, players and administrators to Jarrod Tell at the contact information listed above. There is no guarantee that all requests will be granted. All media interviews/press conferences required by the NCAA will take priority over other requests.
All photo requests of student-athletes and coaches need to be sent to Jarrod Tell.
Lodging for the tournament can be requested online during the credential application process. The headquarters hotel will require a two-night stay at the minimum for all media representatives.
There will be a media workroom available. It will be open 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the first day of practice, will be open three hours prior to tipoff to four hours after the final game at the arena on gamedays and will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the day between games.
PHOTOGRAPHY WORK AREA
The facility shall provide space with normal lighting to accomodate approximately 10 people for photo editing and transmitting. Media agencies may order telephone lines for this area.
VIDEO/AUDIO DISTRIBUTION AREA
At first- and second-round matchups, an area in close proximity to the ESPN truck compound area has been made available to accommodate ESPN broadcast feeds. ESPN will provide audio/video mult boxes, cabling and feeds to this area. The area is available for media use from the first practice day through the conclusion of competition.
TELEVISION LIVE REPORTS
A station/network may not broadcast live reports and/or live programming from the site of the tournament competition (e.g., locker rooms, hallways, media workroom, arena proper, etc.) on practice or game days.
Media, including originating radio networks, may order individual telephone and high speed data services at their own expense by contacting the host media coordinator.