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GENERAL

The Sun Devil Athletics media relations staff understands the

importance of assisting the media in providing coverage of the

institution, its athletics programs, administrators, coaches and

student-athletes. We pride ourselves in being able to disseminate

information as widely, uniformly and fairly as possible using

normally accepted media standards. To this end, the best attempt

will be made to fill reasonable requests by recognized media outlets.

Members of the media are encouraged to work with the Sun Devil

Football media relations staff to assist in that endeavor. It is not

permissible for media members to contact any athletics department

administrator, associate, coach or student-athlete directly without

working through the media relations department.

PRACTICE POLICIES

Due to the nature of Arizona State game dates this season,

practices schedules each week will vary dependent upon that

week’s game. The ASU media relations office will provide a practice

schedule prior to each game week for the media. Media members

may observe and shoot the the team stretch period as well as

periods A, B and C at the beginning of practice as long as the

footage does not include play signals. Viewing periods are always

subject to the discretion of the Sun Devil Football coaching staff

and may change suddenly. Following that open viewing period,

the members of the media will be escorted out of the facility and

reconvene near the end of the practice period at southeast entrance

of Sun Devil Stadium for post-practice interviews. Under no

circumstances will Periscope technology be permitted.

INTERVIEW POLICIES

Interviews are conducted at the end of each practice. Due to high

demand, several players and members of the coaching staff might

only be available on a limited basis each week. A full availability

schedule will be provided to the media each week.

All other interviews must be be arranged through the Media

Relations office. Under no circumstances are members of the media

allowed to contact a student-athlete or member of the coaching

staff without first contacting a member of the Media Relations

staff. All coaches and student-athletes have been encouraged to

check in with the media relations staff and not indulge any interview

requests that have not been arranged through the proper channels.

Following home contests, Arizona State will bring several student-

athletes to the Dutson Theater for a post-game press conference.

Head Coach Todd Graham will follow the student-athletes.

Any members who wish to contact a student-athlete or coach

outside of the aforementioned interview periods should contact

Jeremy Hawkes (480-965-9544 or

jdhawkes@asu.edu

) to

arrange a time outside of practice or postgame interviews.

WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCES

Head coach Todd Graham will resume his weekly press conferences

each Monday prior to game week. The press conference is

tentatively scheduled for 12 p.m. (Noon) Arizona Time each week.

When the team practices on Mondays, Coach Graham will not be

available following practice.

Following home contests, Arizona State will bring several student-

athletes to the Dutson Theater for a post-game press conference.

Head Coach Todd Graham will follow the student-athletes.

All press conference will be streamed live via the Pac-12 website

at

http://pac-12.com/live/arizona-state-university.

Additionally,

ASAP Transcription Services will provide a transcript following each

press conference throughout the year that will be made available via

TheSunDevils.com

and will also be sent to members of the media

following each press conference.

CREDENTIALS

Media credentials for Sun Devil home games for the 2015 football

season will be handled online through Sports Systems. For access

to the online portal request system, please contact Doug Tammaro

(

tammaro@asu.edu)

. For road games, please contact Mark Brand

(

mark.brand@asu.edu)

for more information.

Credentials are granted to authorized working press and Sun Devil

Athletics game management and official personnel only.

With the exception of regular beat reporters covering the Sun Devils

on a daily basis, all passes are approved and issued on a game-by-

game basis. Media organization identification and the name of the

media member covering the game for that outlet are required for

every credential.

Passes are not transferable. Media members that need to alter their

original request should do so by contacting Doug Tammaro. Media

credential requests must be received 48 hours prior to that week’s

game to receive consideration.

Sun Devil Athletics and the NCAA prohibits the issuance of press

credentials to representatives of any organization that regularly

publishes advertising designed to encourage gambling on collegiate

sporting events. Further, Sun Devil Athletics will not grant press

credentials to any media members that actively promote or

encourage gambling on collegiate sporting events, including those

that endorse or interview gambling organizations.

Space at Sun Devil Football events is limited. Working space and

credentials will be allotted based on the following priority guidelines:

1.) Originating television and radio personnel involved in a

live broadcast

2.) Daily newspapers covering for next-day publication (based

on circulation) and wire services/national publications

3.) National website reporters writing for postgame articles on

television network or historically printed publication websites.

4.) Officially recognized Sun Devil Athletics and visiting

university student newspapers, publications and news outlets

5.) Sun Devil Athletics-approved publications covering the Sun

Devils on an exclusive basis

6.) Non-originating radio and television personnel reporting

on the game. Only the following radio personnel receive

consideration for credentials based on space:

a.) Phoenix-area radio stations with a full-time sports director

conducting a sports-based show on a daily basis

b.) Beat radio sports directors or reporters covering a

visiting team

7.) Non-daily newspapers or publications reporting on the game

MEDIA GUIDES/STATISTICS/

WEEKLY GAME NOTES

Members of the media may request a physical media guide from the

Sun Devil Media Relations office. Weekly and seasonal statistics

can also be found through the Sun Devil main page at www.

TheSunDevils.com

. Statistics, which also appear in the back of this

note packet, will be available each week at Coach Graham’s Monday

press conference and in the press box of Sun Devil Stadium.

In order to receive the weekly notes package, please contact

Jeremy Hawkes

(jdhawkes@asu.edu)

to request to be added to the

weekly mailing list.

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY

Photographers (still and video) may shoot the the team stretch

period as well as periods A, B and C at the beginning of practice

as long as the footage does not include play signals. On-camera

interviews will be conducted at the end of each practice.

For home games, a photographer work area has been established

inside the Carson Student-Athlete Center (first floor). Internet

access to transmit files is available in the photography workroom.

Credentials must be worn in plain view throughout the game while

on the field and all photographers must adhere to painted lines and

instructions given by security personnel and/or Arizona State staff

members at all times.

WEEKLY MEDIA TELECONFERENCE

The Pac-12 Football Coaches Weekly Media Teleconference Call will

take place each Tuesday during the season. A complete schedule

of coaches will be made available following Pac-12 Media Day. The

teleconferences will be recorded and available at

Pac-12.com

that

same afternoon of the call. Members of the media may reach out to

the Pac-12 (925-932-4411) for the media-only phone number for

the teleconference.

IN-GAME STATISTICS

Media should utilize StatMonitr live stats for all the latest statistical

information during games. Visit

asu.statbroadcast.com

for live

scoring of all home football games.

MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS POLICY

Highlights include Pac-12 Networks/ESPN/FOX broadcasts and all

home hosted non-televised competitions, including those that are

live streamed.

COLLEGEPRESSBOX.COM CollegePressBox.com

is the official media website for Division

I football. Access and download weekly game notes, quotes,

statistics, media guides, headshots, logos and more for the

conference and each of its member schools.

LIVE BROADCASTS

It is not permissible for any non-rightsholder to broadcast over

the air, stream over the internet (audio or video), or transmit

in any other way, any live event without the consent of the Sun

Devil Athletics Department. Live events include varsity contests,

press conferences (including but not limited to weekly scheduled

and postgame press conferences) and any other group media

availability. Exceptions may be made for any major news-breaking

event and will be communicated in the media advisory for the event.

THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE HIGHLIGHT POLICY

No third party organization may post competition footage of any

Pac-12 game or any non-conference home game on its website

without a license to the content from the Pac-12 Networks or its

licensing partner (XOS Digital), with the exception of news window

privileges described below. Third parties are permitted to post video

on their websites through the use of the Pac-12 Digital embeddable

video player (embed code available at

http://video.pac-12.com)

.

NEWS OUTLET HIGHLIGHT POLICY

Certified news outlets may use a maximum of 3 minutes of Pac-12

event footage on their newscasts during the 48-hour news window

following the conclusion of included events. If these highlights do

not contain a Pac-12 mark, the news outlet must insert “Courtesy

of the Pac-12 Conference” over the footage. Highlights may also be

posted to certified news providers’ websites, but must be removed

48 hours after the conclusion of any included event, unless a

license for that footage is obtained from the Pac-12 Conference.

Highlights may not be posted to YouTube, Facebook, or other social

media properties. Beyond the 48 hour news window, certified

news outlets are permitted to use a maximum of 1 minute of

footage – on their television newscasts only – for 14 calendar days

after the conclusion of the game in question. This policy pertains

to the 2013-14 academic year only and is subject to change in

subsequent years.

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