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2011 Football Yearbook

2011 North Carolina Media Guide

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ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS Football media services are coordinated by Director of Football Communications Kevin Best and Assistant Athletic Communications Director Bobby Hundley. Please direct interview, information and photo requests to Best or Hundley. Best’s office is located on the fourth floor of the Kenan Football Center. The main Athletic Communications Office is located on the street level of the Koury Natatorium, adjacent to the Dean E. Smith Center and less than one mile from Kenan Stadium. CREDENTIALS Requests for working press credentials at Carolina home football games should be made in writing on station/newspaper/magazine letterhead to Associate A.D. for Communications Steve Kirschner. The mailing address is P.O. Box 2126, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27515. Requests may be sent via fax (919-962-0612) or e-mail (, but all requests should be sent so they reach the Athletic Communications Office at least one week prior to the game. Credentials will be mailed or they may be picked up before 5 p.m. on Friday at the Athletic Communications Office. Those credentials not picked up by 5 p.m. on Friday will be left for Saturday pickup at Kenan Stadium Will Call at Gate 6. Will Call opens two hours prior to kickoff and will be staffed through the third quarter. SIDELINE POLICY Photographers will not be allowed on the sidelines without a UNC-issued photographer’s vest. Vests will be distributed in the press box beginning 90 minutes prior to kickoff. Each photographer must sign in for his/her own vest. Under NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference guidelines, photographers are not allowed between the 25-yard lines and must remain outside the restraining lines surrounding the field. Credential holders not work- ing will be asked to leave the sidelines. A representative of the Athletic Communications Office will be on the field to handle any questions and serve as field liaison to press box officials. We ask, for the safety of others, that equip- ment not be left unattended on the sidelines. If you are shooting with a tripod, please keep a safe distance from the playing field. GAME DAY PARKING Requests for parking passes should be made well in advance to Steve Kirschner. Single-game parking passes will be mailed. Parking is located either in the Bell Tower Deck behind the Kenan Football Center or the Dogwood Deck at the corner of East and Manning Drive. POSTGAME INTERVIEWS Following a brief cooling-off period, requested UNC players will head directly to the interview area on the fifth floor of Kenan Football Center for a 20-25 minute inter- view period. The Tar Heels’ locker room is closed. Representatives from the Communications Office will take player requests from the media during the fourth quarter. Local television media who are on the field during the game should make player requests prior to the end of the game to the on-field Communications rep- resentative. Head coach Everett Withers will conduct a short inter- view for the Tar Heel Sports Network’s live broadcast while the players are in the interview area. Withers will begin his postgame press conference after the player interviews are completed. After night games, Withers and the players will be available simultaneously due to deadline demands. Quotes will be gathered from both Withers and several players for distribution in the press box. Away game procedures will vary, depending on available facilities. Please note: Withers is contractually obligated to do a short postgame interview with the Tar Heel Sports Radio 184 • INTERVIEWS WITH HEAD COACH EVERETT WITHERS Everett Withers will meet with the media at 11:30 a.m. each Monday prior to a game for approximately 30 minutes. A podcast of Withers’ Monday press conference will be available on later that afternoon. Withers is also available on the weekly ACC Teleconference on Wednesdays. Contact the ACC or Best for the time and phone number. All other interviews should be arranged through the communications office. PLAYER INTERVIEWS All player interviews should be arranged through Kevin Best or Bobby Hundley. Players have been instructed not to grant an interview request unless they have been set up in this manner. The interviews will generally be conducted prior to the start of football practice at Kenan Football Center. All interviews are to be conducted on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Telephone interviews are conducted at the player’s con- venience. Usually they are handled by players returning calls before practice. No home numbers for players will be given out and players have been told not to accept calls from anyone asking football-related questions. Please do not show up and wait for players unan- nounced on campus, at players’ housing or the Football Center. The players have been instructed to politely decline the request and refer the person to the Communications Office. Players may do taped radio interviews but will not be available for live call-in radio shows. Note: Due to the overwhelming number of all-sports radio talk stations, players will generally not be available to appear on these shows. Hometown stations, stations in that week’s opponent’s market or national shows may be accommodated. PRACTICE COVERAGE Subject to change, Carolina will practice each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning at 3:30 p.m. on the practice fields located directly across the street from the baseball stadium and adjacent to the UNC School of Law. Players and select assistant coaches are available to meet with the media before practice on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Practice will be open for 30 minutes each Tuesday. PHONES Several phones will be available for media use. All long distance calls must be by credit card, collect or billed to a third number. Anyone desiring a private phone should contact Bell South at least two weeks prior to the game. If you are calling from within the 919 area code, dial 780-2800. However, if you are calling from outside the 919 area code, then you must dial 1-800-919-2800. Phone lines and ethernet access are available for use by photographers only in the main press area. UNC Director of Photography Jeffrey Camarati coordi- nates the photographer’s work area. Note: The on-campus building number for the press box at Kenan Stadium, for which you will be asked, is #519. List Steve Kirschner as the stadium contact for plac- ing the phone. BOBBY HUNDLEY Assistant Director 919-843-5678 (o) 919-428-0893 (c) Network. After night games, great care will be taken to get Withers to the general media as quickly as possible. We understand everyone has deadline pressures after late games and will do our best to provide access to Withers as quickly as possible. INTERNET AVAILABILITY Kenan Stadium’s press box has wireless capability. Media with wireless capability should be able to connect to the Internet by using the network information provided in the press box. ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS KEVIN BEST Director of Football Communications 919-962-8916 (o) 919-619-7020 (c) STEVE KIRSCHNER Associate AD for Communications (Credentials) 919-962-7258 (o) 919-968-1531 (h) 919-475-2695 (c) JEFFREY CAMARATI Staff Photographer (919) 357-6613 (c) OFFICE ADDRESSES Kenan Football Center (Best) South Road Bell Tower Parking Lot Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Athletic Communications (Kirschner & Hundley) P.O. Box 2126 Chapel Hill, NC 27515 Athletic Communications - overnight Second Floor, Smith Center 300 Skipper Bowles Drive Chapel Hill, NC 27514 KEY PHONE NUMBERS Athletic Communications .....................962-2123 Athletic Communications Fax ..............962-0612 Football Office ...................................966-2575 Pamela Higley....................................962-9144 (Coach Davis’ Exec. Asst.) Athletic Department ............................962-6000 Ticket Office ......................................962-2296 Kenan Stadium Press Box ...................962-2123

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