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.
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.
A weekly release will be issued via e-mail and will be available at https://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 331 Student Athlete Building, 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 website: https://byucougars.com. To receive the weekly release and post-event recaps via email please contact the Athletic Communications office.
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.
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|
|Jon McBride||Associate Athletic Director - Communications & Media Strategy|
|Duff Tittle||Senior Manager of Athletic Communications|
|Brett Pyne||Communications Director - Football|
|Jenny Wheeler||Athletic Communications Office & Event Manager|
Contact & Mailing Information:
331 Student Athlete Building
Provo, UT 84602