Please direct all credential requests to the online credential portal located at www.texastech.com. Confirmation of your request will be made upon review by Blayne Beal. Credentials are limited to members of the working media who are assigned to cover Texas Tech Football. Please note that Texas Tech Athletics does not grant credential requests to freelance photographers.
Credentials must be requested online by 5 p.m. of Wednesday each game week. All requests made game week will be held for pickup until 5 p.m. Friday at the Athletics Communications Office in Room 117 in the south end of Jones AT&T Stadium. Credentials not picked up by 5 p.m. Friday will be available at Media Will Call - located at the main entrance to United Supermarkets Arena.
Media Will Call
Media Will Call for the 2014 season will be located at the main entrance (underneath the flag poles) to United Supermarkets Arena on the west side of campus. Members of the media that will be picking up credentials/parking on gameday should enter campus by turning north on to Texas Tech Parkway off 19th street and then proceed to the main entrance of United Supermarkets Arena on Indiana Ave.
The Courtyard by Marriott Downtown (308 Ave. V) will serve as the media hotel for the 2014 season. This new property is located one quarter of a mile from the stadium on the Marsha Sharp Freeway. Texas Tech has a negotiated media rate ranging from $199-$299 depending on the weekend and a two-night stay is required. The media rate for non-football/graduation weekends is $149. For more information, please contact Sheila Tucker in the athletics communications office.
Road Credential Requests
Please direct all credential requests for Texas Tech's road games to the host school's media relations/communications director. Please note that most schools request that you fill out on an online application in order to be considered for credentials.
UTEP (Sept. 6)
OKLAHOMA STATE (Sept. 25)
KANSAS STATE (Oct. 4)
TCU (Oct. 25)
IOWA STATE (Nov. 22)
BAYLOR (Nov. 29 - AT&T STADIUM, ARLINGTON)
Photo credentials and photo vests are to be properly displayed at all times and are good for press box access at all times. Photographers must stay behind the dotted line that surrounds the field and are not permitted in the team bench areas. Photo vests are distributed on game day in the press box. Seats in the press box will be available for photographers when space allows.
The Jones AT&T Stadium Press Box is equipped with both Ethernet lines and wireless capabilities. For wireless access, contact a member of the Texas Tech Athletics Communications staff on game day. The press box has seating for 108 working members of the press and a dedicated photo workroom for up to 10 photographers.
Media parking for the 2014 season will be located north of United Supermarkets Arena adjacent to the Texas Tech Student Recreation Center. Media Shuttles will pick up members of the media at the student recreation center and provide round-trip transportation to Jones AT&T Stadium.
Monday Media Luncheon
During the season, Texas Tech Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury will hold a weekly media luncheon inside the football training facility, located next to Jones AT&T Stadium. The event will be held each Monday morning at 11 a.m. beginning on Aug. 25 and running through Nov. 25. Coach Kingsbury will be joined by requested players who are able to attend the event when class schedules do not conflict. Please submit your requested players for each Monday's media luncheon by 2 p.m. on the preceding Sunday. Transcripts of each news conference will be available on the athletics website (www.texastech.com) on Monday afternoon.
Monday: Big 12 Conference Call;
Weekly media luncheon
Tuesday: Following practice
Wednesday: No availability
Thursday: No availability
Friday: No availability
Big 12 Conference Call
In addition to his weekly news conference, Kliff Kingsbury is available on the Big 12 Conference weekly teleconference at 10:50 a.m. on Mondays. Contact Joni Lehmann in the league office for access to the teleconference (469/524-1007).
Order of Coaches
9:50 a.m. - Charlie Strong, Texas
10:00 a.m. - Charlie Weis, Kansas
10:10 a.m. - Bob Stoops, Oklahoma
10:20 a.m. - Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State
10:30 a.m. - Bill Snyder, Kansas State
10:40 a.m. - Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia
10:50 a.m. - Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech
11:00 a.m. - Art Briles, Baylor
11:10 a.m. - Paul Rhoads, Iowa State
11:20 a.m. - Gary Patterson, TCU
The call will be available live and archived on www.Big12Sports.com. A replay will also be provided for 48 hours, beginning at 4 p.m. CT on Mondays at 866-243-0021.
Players will be available on Monday (by request) during the weekly media luncheon and on Tuesday afternoon following practice. For Tuesday's post-practice interviews, please submit a list of players to Blayne Beal by 1 p.m. each Tuesday afternoon. Phone interviews will be conducted following Tuesday's practice session.
Assistant coaches will be made available following practice on Tuesday.
Texas Tech Practice Schedule
The team will practice each day except for Sunday and interviews will follow at the conclusion of practice (excluding Monday). All practices are closed.
Sunday - No Availability
Monday - Availability at Media Luncheon; Post Practice (Coaches & Players)
Tuesday - 4 p.m. (Coaches & Players)
Wednesday - 4 p.m. (No Availability)
Thursday - 4 p.m. (No Availability)
Video Highlights / News Conferences
Video from news conferences and games will be available to the media via FTP. Broadcast quality video footage (game highlights, post-practice interviews, post-game interviews, etc) are available at www.ttumedia.com. Please contact the athletics communications office for login instructions.
Texas Tech's weekly release and stat package, which includes notes and depth charts, is available each Sunday online at texastech.com.
Please submit your requests to Blayne Beal.
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For the media: Live video streaming of any Texas Tech Athletics event, including news conferences, on any social media platform is strictly prohibited. Violations of this policy will lead to a revocation of credentials.
Use of Audio / Video
Any media entity collecting any sort of "video or audio materials" (film, traditional video or audio, digital video or audio, photos, etc.) from Texas Tech University Athletics game events or press conference/media events may use that material only for traditional television newscasts, Web-based or print coverage, or other electronic transmission as approved by the University in writing, with a limitation of up to three (3) minutes in length from any single event. Such media entity may not offer any live video, audio or other coverage of the event without the advance, written permission of Texas Tech University Athletics.
This policy includes all games, matches and events involving any of Texas Tech's athletic programs. It includes all media events -- press conferences, pre/post-practice interviews and pre/post-game interviews. An exception would be a one-on one interview arranged through the Texas Tech Athletics Communications office with a Texas Tech, coach, athlete or administrator.