Media Policies

Mailing Address:
249 Perry Stadium East
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
Website - www.bgsufalcons.com
Twitter - www.twitter.com/bgathletics

Shipping/Overnight Address:
1610 Stadium Drive
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403

Staff
Jason Knavel - Assistant Athletics Director for Athletic Communications
E-mail - jknavel@bgsu.edu
Office - 419-372-7075
Twitter - @jknavel
Football, Track and Field

Mike Cihon - Assistant Director for Athletic Communications
E-mail - mjcihon@bgsu.edu
Office - 419-372-0474
Twitter - @mikecihon
Women's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Softball

Jenna Jorgensen - Assistant Director for Athletic Communications
E-mail - jjorgen@bgsu.edu
Office - 419-372-7077
Twitter - @jenjenjorgensen
Volleyball, Hockey, Tennis

James Nahikian - Athletic Communications Assistant
E-mail - jnahiki@bgsu.edu
Office - 419-372-7105
Twitter - @JamesNahikianBG
Secondary Football, Men's Basketball, Baseball, Women's Golf

Matt Daley - Athletic Communications Assistant
E-mail - mwdaley@bgsu.edu
Office - 419-372-7105
Twitter - @MattDaleyBGSU
Women's Soccer, Gymnastics, Swim/Dive

Larissa Leck - Visual Communications Intern
E-mail - lleck@bgsu.edu
Office - 419-372-4027
Men's Golf

Katherine Harvath - Athletic Communications Student Assistant
E-mail - kharvat@bgsu.edu
Office - 419-372-4027
Men's and Women's Cross Country

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES IN ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS (.pdf)

BGSU Radio and Internet Broadcasts
The Falcon Sports Radio Network is scheduled to air nearly every BGSU football, men's basketball and hockey game in 2017-18. All games are scheduled to be aired on the official web site for Falcon athletics, www.bgsufalcons.com. Additionally, the Bowling Green Radio Sports Organization (BGRSO) is the flagship home for women's basketball, hockey, volleyball and baseball. Games produced by BGRSO can also be heard on the web through www.bgrso.org as well as through www.bgsufalcons.com.

Credentials
Requests for working press credentials should be made to the BGSU Athletic Communications Office. Requests should be made at least one week in advance. Late requests will be honored if space is available, but parking cannot be guaranteed for requests less than one week in advance. Scouts and non-working media will be seated if space is available, dependent on league and national rules.

Weekly Information
Media members can access BGSU information via the internet at BGSUFalcons.com. Weekly game notes and statistics will be updated regularly. A PDF version of releases and statistics can be e-mailed to those outlets which would prefer to receive this information on a regular basis. Please notify the BGSU Athletic Communications Office if you would like to be put on our primary media e-mail list.

MAC Teleconferences
For football, head coach Mike Jinks will be available each Monday during the regular season on the weekly MAC Teleconference. To join this MAC teleconference please contact the MAC at 216-466-5622.

For men's basketball, head coach Michael Huger will be available for each of the MAC Teleconferences at both the start of the season and the start of the MAC season. To join this MAC teleconference, please contact the MAC at 216-466-5622.

Weekly Press Conferences
Football coach Mike Jinks will hold a weekly media press conference in the Wilcox Room on the third floor of the Sebo Athletic Center. All members of the media are welcome to attend. Out-of-town media should contact Jason Knavel to schedule a phone interview with Coach Jinks or players at least one day in advance.

Men's basketball coach Michael Huger and women's basketball coach Jennifer Roos hold regular media press conferences in the media room at the Stroh Center during basketball season as well. All members of the media are welcome to attend. Out-of-town media should contact James Nahikian (for men's basketball) or Mike Cihon (for women's basketball) to schedule a phone interview with the coaches or players at least one day in advance.

Hockey coach Chris Bergeron is available for interviews during the season and press conferences will be held as demand dictates. Please contact Jenna Jorgensen to establish a time for interviews with Bergeron and/or hockey student-athletes.

Player Interviews
BGSU Athletic Communications strives to provide multiple opportunities for media to conduct interviews with student-athletes and coaches. Often, interviews can be conducted following practices, but we also suggest making player requests during each team's weekly press conference. Please allow at least 24 hours to set up interviews with players. Arrangements can be made for telephone and in-person interviews at a time that is mutually agreeable to the reporter/broadcaster and the athlete, should there be a scheduling conflict.

Student-athlete cell phone, home, dorm room numbers and/or e-mail addresses WILL NOT be provided to any member of the media. Student-athletes will not be allowed to miss class for any interviews or media opportunities.

Parking
For football, a special media parking lot is located adjacent to Perry Stadium, near Cochrane (soccer) Field (Lot EE). Access to the media lot is by Stadium Drive. Admission to the media lot is restricted to people holding the correct credential acquired from the athletic communications office. All media members are asked to enter the stadium through the press gate (Gate 2) at the southwest corner of the stadium.

For basketball, media parking is available at the Northwest corner of the Stroh Center. Anyone holding a press credential is entitled to free parking but an early arrival is suggested. Media members picking up their credentials at the media entrance will have their names included on a parking list.

For hockey, media members may park in the main lot located to the west of the arena or in the overflow areas located on Stadium Drive if space is available. The parking entrance to the main Ice Arena is located on Stadium Drive off Mercer Road (across from Warren Steller Baseball Field). The game credential doubles as a parking pass.

Post-Game Interviews
Home football games: Coach Jinks and BGSU players will be available for post-game interviews in the Sentinel-Tribune Room located between the two locker rooms, following the normal cooling-off period. BGSU observes a closed locker room policy. The Sentinel-Tribune Room is on the east side of the stadium (opposite the press box), and can be entered through the tunnels at either the north or south end. On the Road: Coach Jinks and requested players will be made available in a designated media room or just outside the locker room following the normal cooling-off period.

Home basketball games: A post game press conference will be held in the Stroh Center Media Room approximately 10 minutes after the conclusion of the game. Unless circumstances dictate otherwise, the visiting coach and any requested players will speak first (if requested), followed by the BGSU head coach and players. BGSU observes a closed locker room policy.

For hockey, head coach Chris Bergeron and players will be available for interviews following the NCAA's mandatory 10-minute cooling-off period in the baseball locker room. Media members may not enter BGSU's dressing room at any time. Please contact Jenna Jorgensen and visiting team SIDs if you need assistance in securing interviews. The BGSU dressing room will be closed to non-team personnel starting two hours prior to faceoff.

Press Gate
For football, the press gate (Gate 2) at Doyt L. Perry Stadium is at the southwest corner of the stadium, a short walk from the media parking lot.

For basketball, the media entrance is located on the west side of the Stroh Center, a short walk from the media parking lot.

For hockey, the media entrance is located on the north side of the BGSU Ice Arena, a short walk from the media parking lot and overflow lots.

Media Field Policy
For football, a general media pass will allow you access to the field during pre-game warmups and during the final five minutes of the fourth quarter only. Field access will be limited to working photographers and television reporters. No interviews may be conducted on the field and any attempt to do so may lead to the loss of your media pass.

Photographers
For football, photo passes for newspaper photographers, television videographers and, under special circumstances, for free-lance photographers, are available from the BGSU Athletic Communications Office. Photo passes entitle the photographer access to the sideline, the post-game press conference room and the press box.

For basketball, no flashes or strobe units are permitted without prior clearance from the athletic communications office. Photographers should shoot from the designated areas on each baseline of the Stroh Center.

For hockey, photo passes will be issued by the BGSU Athletic Communications Office. The pass entitles the photographer access to limited rinkside areas. Persons wishing to shoot from the photographer's bench area must reserve a spot with the SID prior to face-off. A maximum of two photographers may shoot from the box each period. Depending on the number of requests, a one-period limit may be enforced per news outlet. Please note only one representative per outlet may shoot in the box during any one period (unless space is available). Photographers not using the team bench area may shoot behind the glass at the north or south ends of the rink. Please be advised -- If you are shooting in the photo box area, you are doing so at your own risk!

Press Box Services
For football, members of the media will be provided with game programs, flip cards, current statistics and last-minute pregame notes prior to the start of the game. Statistical summaries will include play-by-play, quarter stats, halftime stats, complete team and individual stats and tackles. The BGSU press box does have wireless internet connection for all members of the media.

For basketball, all programs, game notes, and other pertinent information will be supplied. A complete box score and play-by-play will be available shortly after the game's completion.

For hockey, the press box is located atop the east stands of the BGSU Ice Arena. A limited amount of space is available for the working media and credentials will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrangements for seating in the press box must be made through the BGSU Athletic Communications Office at least one week in advance of the game. The press entrance is located at the northeast corner of the arena. Line charts are available for scouts and media at the entrance to the press box. Shot charts will be issued to members of the media following each period. A final game summary packet will be distributed approximately 15 minutes after the conclusion of the game. Under rules governed by the WCHA, players are not permitted in the press box at any time. NHL scouts must leave the press area once the game starts (unless special permission is granted).

Radio & Television
For football, requests for permission to broadcast must be made in writing. Space will be made available for the official visiting radio station and student radio station on request. There is space in each booth for four people. Phone lines can be ordered through Jason Knavel. Anyone wishing to televise a game from Doyt L. Perry Stadium should contact the BGSU Athletic Communications Office at least ONE MONTH prior to the game, and preferably before the start of the season. The Mid-American Conference makes final decisions on all television requests through their television partner contracts.

For basketball, requests for permission to broadcast must be made at least two weeks prior to the game. 

For hockey, any radio station wishing to broadcast a game must contact the BGSU Athletic Communications Office at least two weeks in advance. The designated official station of the visiting team will be allowed to broadcast at no charge if there is a reciprocal agreement with the Falcons' official station. A maximum of two seats will be reserved for each radio station unless special permission is granted (and if space is available). For television, special arrangements must be made through the BGSU Athletic Department and a maximum of four spaces will be reserved for the broadcast crew. TV crews may shoot game highlights from the south or north ends of the press box only.