K-State Media Policies and Information

Thank you for your interest in covering Kansas State athletics. The K-State Sports Information office is pleased to assist in your coverage of the Wildcats. Please feel free to contact any member of our staff with questions, requests or concerns. We look forward to working with you throughout the 2010 season.

  Kansas State Men's Basketball Media Credential Application Website (click here)

 

  Kansas State Football Media Credential Application Website (click here)


Working Credentials
The Kansas State Sports Information office should receive all online credential applications no later than five days prior to the game. All media outlets interested in covering Kansas State football games at Bill Snyder Family Stadium during the 2010 season MUST submit their credential request online via K-State's credential application website. The K-State Sports Information office will no longer be able to process written request for football credentials received via U.S. Mail, e-mail or fax. Once an online credential application has been submitted, media outlets will receive an e-mail confirming K-State's receipt of the application. Subsequent e-mails will also be sent referencing the status of each outlet's application (i.e. approved/denied).

Mailing of Credentials
Because of inconsistent mail delivery service on tight deadlines, media passes may not be mailed in some instances. If this is the case, passes may be picked up at the Will Call window located on the West Side of Bill Snyder Family Stadium beginning two hours prior to kickoff. Individuals picking up credentials will be required to furnish positive identification. All credentials are non-transferable and are issued based on Kansas State's credential policy.

Credentials Restrictions
Admission to the press box is for working media only. Only those media with official K-State credentials will be admitted. Friends, spouses, children and non-workers are not welcome in the press area.

Photographers
Only accredited photographers on assignment from recognized media outlets will be issued sideline credentials. In accordance with NCAA rules, no freelance photographers will be admitted to the sidelines or press box photo deck. All photographers must have an armband (obtained in the press box on gameday) and a media pass to shoot inside Bill Snyder Family Stadium. NCAA rules limit shooting to outside the restraining line enclosing the playing field and outside the 25-yard lines (the team areas). Children under 16-years-old are not permitted on the sideline.

Media Parking
All parking requests must be submitted online through K-State's credential application website and should be applied for when requesting credentials. Press parking is limited and will be provided upon request on a first-come, first-served basis as available. Contact the Kansas State Sports Information Office regarding details and directions to press parking areas.

Road Credentials
Obtaining media credential for K-State road games is the sole responsibility of each media outlet. All credentials for K-State road games are granted at the discretion of the host institution.

K-State credential guidelines and policies (click here)

Gameday Media Services

Dev Nelson Press Box
There are four levels to the Dev Nelson Press Box: 2-3) Private Suites; 4) Working Press Deck (print media, home and visiting radio networks, home and visiting coaches' booths, opposing athletics director booth); and 5) Photo Deck (includes TV booth, additional radio spots, coaches' video, media overflow).

Press Box Services
Packets including statistics, pregame notes, flipcards and programs will be available for media in the press box prior to the game. Quarter, halftime and final statistics, a running play-by-play and postgame quotes from coaches and players of both teams also will be provided. Live running statistics are also available via monitors throughout the press box and on the Internet at www.k-statesports.com during the game. Final statistics, notes and quotes will be made available to the media following the game and are posted on the K-State Athletics web site shortly after the conclusion of each contest.

Postgame Policy
Kansas State's locker room is closed. Media in the press box will be asked to submit a list of player requests to interim sports information director Kenny Lannou at the start of the fourth quarter. Head coach Bill Snyder and requested players will be available in a designated interview area on the second floor of the Vanier Sports Complex following a brief cooling off period.

Those interested in recording Coach Snyder's postgame comments should connect their recorders to the distribution amplifier (mult box) provided. Output from the device is microphone level, terminated in 1/8Ó two-conductor plugs and jacks, or three-pin standard microphone male connectors.

The visiting SID will lead media to the visitor's interview area, located outside the visitor's locker room.

Postgame Highlights
The Kansas State Sports Information office produces broadcast-quality files of highlights for use in newscasts following all non-televised home games. Please contact the K-State Sports Information Office for FTP access instructions and information.

Internet Access
The Dev Nelson Press Box at Bill Snyder Family Stadium is equipped with high-speed wireless Internet. Media wishing to file stories electronically as well as photographers may access the network with a wireless internet card. A limited number of Ethernet lines are also available for those in need of high-speed access to the Internet. Please contact a member of the K-State Sports Information Office for instructions relating to use of the network.

Telephones
A limited number of charge-per-call telephones are located on press row, and four phones near the Sports Information workroom will be available for filing after the game on a first-come, first-served basis.

All media wishing to have phone lines installed in the press box will be responsible for making their own arrangements.

Phones may be ordered through KSU Telecommunications at 785.532.7001. Please provide the following address to telephone service personnel when requesting phone line installation:  Bill Snyder Family Stadium Press Box, 1700 Kimball Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502. The Bill Snyder Family Stadium press box phone number is 785.539.3423.

Media Meals
A pregame meal is served on the Press Level (4th Floor) of the Dev Nelson Press Box 90 minutes prior to each game.