Media Information - Covering the Crimson
Media Information - Covering the Crimson
Harvard University welcomes coverage of its football program by accredited writers, broadcasters and photographers.
Covering the Crimson
Harvard University welcomes coverage of its men’s basketball program by accredited writers, broadcasters, and photographers.
Working credentials and supplemental materials may be requested from the Office of Athletic Communications by contacting Tim Williamson either by mail, phone or email.
All credential requests to cover Harvard men’s basketball should be directed to Tim Williamsonin the athletic communications office at least 48 hours in advance of the game. Harvard reserves the right to accept or reject credential requests for any reason.
Credentials will be mailed if time permits or may be picked up at the ticket office inside Lavietes Pavilion, which opens one hour prior to the start of the contest. Press passes are nontransferable.
Interviews with players and/or members of the coaching staff must be arranged through Harvard’s Office of Athletic Communications.
Please note that student-athletes’ phone numbers and email addresses will not be released to the media per Department of Athletics policy. If a telephone interview is necessary, arrangements will be made for the student-athlete to call the requesting outlet. Game-day interviews will not be granted until the conclusion of the contest.
Men's Basketball Interviews
During first semester, head coach Tommy Amaker and student-athletes are available for a weekly press briefing following practice at Lavietes Pavilion on Monday afternoons beginning at 4 p.m. Schedule is subject to change on a weekly basis.
Press Row Services
The Harvard athletic communications office will provide a game program, current press release, pregame statistics, and the Ivy League weekly report prior to the game.
Working press and radio crews are assigned space on press row. Seating charts will be located throughout the facility.
Statistics will be distributed at halftime with full packets available at the end of the game.
Beverages will be available throughout the game, and lunch will be served to accredited media members.
Following home games, Harvard head coach Tommy Amaker and requested players will be available to the media following a 10-minute cooling-off period. Coach Amaker will be available first in the Lavietes Pavilion Lounge and players are available outside the locker room.
Harvard maintains a closed locker room policy at home and on the road.
Requests for visiting coaches and players should be made through the opponent’s sports information contact.
Reporters filing stories may both write and file their stories from courtside or from the media work room. Phone lines, a fax machine, and a high-speed internet connection are available upon request.
Stations wishing to broadcast Harvard men’s basketball games must make arrangements through the athletic communications office at least one week in advance of the requested game.
There are two analog phone lines available for visiting stations, and a maximum of three credentials will be provided for any broadcast crew. We cannot have ISDN lines installed in Lavietes Pavilion.
Members of the media should be advised that parking is extremely limited in the vicinity of Lavietes Pavilion. Vehicles will not be permitted in the Soldiers Field athletic complex without a parking pass issued by the athletic communications office.
Parking passes will be mailed if the credential request is granted five working days prior to the contest.
Select Harvard basketball games may also be heard on SIRIUS satellite radio in 2011-12 as part of the Ivy League’s agreement with that outlet.
In addition to carrying at least one basketball game per week, SIRIUS also is the satellite radio home of Ivy League football.
Check the Ivy League’s official website (IvyLeagueSports.com) each week for the listings and channels for games involving league schools.
On The Web
Harvard’s Video-On-Demand package allows visitors to watch the game in real-time video on their computers.
In addition, GoCrimson.com will also feature audio clips of head coach Tommy Amaker, including pregame interviews and postgame press conferences. Fans may also access Harvard’s weekly basketball press releases from the site and may follow the live statistics of Crimson home games.
GoCrimson.com also contains feature stories on Harvard’s student-athletes, complete biographical information on all Crimson players and coaches, a portal for ordering single-game and season tickets to Lavietes Pavilion, and links to order official Harvard basketball merchandise.
In addition, WHRB-FM student broadcasts are available at select games through that station’s web site (whrb.org).