Media Policies and Procedures
General Reporting and Blogging Policies

For those covering BYU women’s track and field please be aware of the policies detailed below. For any questions or clarifications, please contact Taylor Wilson, the Women's Track and Field Sports Information Director at: 801-422-8999 (w), 816-885-0131(c), or email at: wtrack_sid@byu.edu

  1. Media members should not contact directly BYU student-athletes, coaches, support staff or other Athletic Department personnel for any reason. All interviews must be arranged through the Athletic Communications office prior to being conducted.

  2. With some exceptions, players and coaches will be available for brief interviews either before or following practice sessions. Some players may not be available at every practice depending on circumstances such as classes, exams, other obligations or scheduling considerations.

  3. Regarding player injuries, Coach Poole or the Athletic Communications office will provide official information. In situations where additional information is needed, team athletic trainer Dustin Williams will be made available when possible to answer additional follow-up questions. Do not ask players for injury news.

  4. Only comments provided through a standard, mutually recognized interview can be used as content in blogs and stories.

  5. We support and maintain the philosophy that blog reports should be no different than other information that would be broadcast or published by your organization under the scrutiny of standard professional editorial guidelines and principles. We request your cooperation in helping us maintain a professional environment in this effort.



game-day policies top
  • The NCAA mandated 10-minute cooling off period will be enforced.

  • Coach Craig Poole will address the media outside the team meeting room following the student-athletes.

  • All requests for interviews must be coordinated through the BYU Athletic Communications office

  • The BYU locker room is closed to the media.


Credentials top
  • All working media personnel who plan on covering a women’s track and field home event will be put on a media list. Media can enter Clarence F. Robison Track through the regular entrance. Special Events staff will clear your name for entrance to the arena.

  • No parking passes are needed for women’s track and field meets.


Radio Broadcasts top

Radio lines (ISDN or analog) are available for use by visiting radio entities. The radio station must make these requests in advance by contacting Taylor Wilson.

Stat monitors will be made available for radio and/or television stations broadcasting the meet.

Blogs/instantaneous reports top
  • Credentialed media outlets are permitted to post a blog entry or use other forms of instantaneous reporting (i.e., twitter and social media, etc.).

  • Credentialed media may not participate in two-way dialog or real-time chats, including in-game Q&A.

  • Media may blog or file a report (i.e., twitter, social media, etc.) only for the organization for which they are officially credentialed.

  • Additional credentials will not be issued to credentialed media outlets to accommodate blogging.

Blogging and instantaneous content guidelines top
  • In general, scoring updates, periodic analysis and events remaining is permissible content.

  • Any private conversations or interactions between individuals, including coaches, players, administrators, staff, members of the media, etc. are not appropriate content for blogging or for any other reporting.

  • BYU Athletic Communications personnel will be the final authority to determine if a news entity/network is following these policies.

Media Services top

Match results and stats files will be faxed and emailed at the conclusion of the match. These requests must be made in advance with the women’s track and field communications director.

Obtaining Information top

The latest news, statistics and information regarding BYU women’s track and field is available 24 hours a day on BYU’s official athletics website www.byucougars.com. Media members may contact Taylor Wilson to receive news releases and match notes via email.

All media access and credentials are provided at the sole discretion of BYU and the Athletic Communications department. Credentials and access can be revoked at any time for any reason. This policy may change or be revised at any time.

All media access and credentials are provided at the sole discretion of BYU and the Athletic Communications department. Credentials and access can be revoked at any time for any reason. This policy may change or be revised at any time.

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