The Media Information Center is designed to assist the media in the coverage of the Crimson and women’s collegiate basketball. Harvard welcomes basketball coverage by accredited writers, broadcasters and photographers. Working credentials (and supplemental materials) may be requested from the Harvard Office of Athletic Communications by contacting us: The Murr Center, 65 North Harvard Street, Boston, MA 02163, by calling 617-495-2206 or emailing women’s basketball contact Amanda Ferrill at email@example.com.
Interviews with members of the coaching staff and players must be arranged through the Office of Athletic Communications.
Please note that student-athletes’ telephone numbers 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. Players will not be available for interviews on gameday until the conclusion of the contest.
Following home games, head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith and requested players will be available to the media after a 10-minute cooling off period. Harvard will maintain a closed locker room policy both at home and on the road.
All credential requests to cover Harvard women’s basketball should be directed to the Office of Athletic Communications at least 48 hours in advance. Harvard reserves the right to accept or reject credential requests for any reason.
Credentials can be picked up at the ticket office at Lavietes Pavilion, which opens one hour prior to the start of the contest. Everyone is reminded that this is a working press area, and cheering is strictly prohibited; cheering or abuse of media credentials is grounds for removal.
Working press and radio are assigned space on press row. Notes and media information are available in the press room, located at the end of press row, for all credentialed media.
Halftime stats will be distributed to all members of the working press during the halftime period. Complete game packets, which include play-by-play and a box score, are available 15 minutes after the conclusion of the contest.
Reporters filing stories are asked to relocate to the press room at the conclusion of the game to both write and file their stories. Phone lines are available in the pressroom for filing with your media outlet.
Members of the media are advised that parking is limited in the vicinity of Lavietes Pavilion. A parking pass can be mailed if the credential request is granted five working days prior to the contest.
Stations wishing to broadcast Harvard basketball games must make arrangements through the Office of Athletic Communications no later than a week prior to the game. There is space for one station per school to broadcast each contest and one analog phone line available for each station.