The information is intended to help guide your planning for our 2023-24 season.
The press seating area at Littlejohn Coliseum as well as media parking will operate at a normal capacity in 2023-24. A link to apply for credentials and parking can be accessed here:
2023-24 CLEMSON BASKETBALL CREDENTIALS
Given the potential fluidity of attendees, no season credentials will be issued in 2023-24. All media members are required to apply for credentials on a game-by-game basis. Please be advised that outlets may be limited to only two writers and one photographer per game. Credential requests for each game will close at 3 p.m. the day prior to the game.
MEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE • WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Clemson will also offer the option for a virtual credential, which will offer postgame interview access to off-site media members. Priority access will be given to those in attendance and will proceed to questions via Zoom if time permits.
For women’s basketball credentials, please email Austin Christensen (email@example.com). Credentialing will be on a single-game basis and must be submitted at least 24 hours prior to the game.
Clemson’s philosophy is to include as many outlets as possible in the press section (sec. 232) and therefore presently plans to limit each outlet to just two on-site writers and one photographer. It is the responsibility of the outlet to determine the requested on-site representatives of the organization.
Per the Clemson University Athletics Media Credential Policy formally introduced in 2018, Clemson Athletics may prioritize press level (sec. 232) credential requests for writers using the following criteria, among others:
CREDENTIAL PICKUP AND ENTRANCESThere will continue to be two entrances for media on game days.
Credential Pickup: Credentials must be picked up on game day. Credentials will not be available by mail this season.
Writers: All media with press level (sec. 232) access must enter through Southwest Entrance of Burton Gallery.
Television/Photographers/Videographers: All media with court level access must enter through loading dock entrance to Littlejohn Coliseum (located off of Avenue of Champions).
PARKINGMedia who are attending the game and receive credentials are asked to park in Lot 5 (Memorial Stadium) across the street from Littlejohn Coliseum. Your name will be on a list to be able to park. The lot will not be held beginning 30 minutes prior to tipoff. You must request parking when requesting credentials for that game.
PRESS LEVEL OPERATIONSThe press level will open one hour and 30 minutes prior to tipoff. Media credentials for 2023-24 will allow access only to the press level (sec. 232) and postgame press room and do not provide access to the stands, suites, clubs, court (unless you are the designated photographer from your outlet), tunnel or other arena areas. Once a media member has checked in through the Southwest Entrance of Burton Gallery, re-entry will not be permitted to the press level. Set press level closing times will be enforced and will be communicated each week.
Concession vouchers will be provided for media in attendance.
Clemson will not provide printed materials such as game notes or statistics. Such information will be made available online.
PHOTOGRAPHER COURT ACCESSEach media outlet will be granted one spot on a first-come, first-served basis as it pertains to baseline photography for the 2023-24 men’s basketball season. Outlets should submit their photo credential with their media credentials on a single-game basis this season.
Photographers may enter through the loading dock entrance on the South side of Littlejohn Coliseum.
PHOTO WORK ROOMA limited number of work spaces are available just off the court in the room behind Clemson’s bench. Clemson will prioritize these locations pursuant to the priority list mentioned above. Additional space will be made available in the press room on an as-needed basis.
POSTGAMEWe will continue in-person postgame availability in the Littlejohn Coliseum press room. The press conference will still be available virtually for those not in attendance. The traditional order will be opposing coach/players, Clemson players and lastly Head Coach Brad Brownell.
Zoom links for postgame interviews will be distributed to on-site reporters and virtually credentialed off-site reporters (i.e.: off-site media members who would have been credentialed prior to the game.)
Access to postgame Zoom interviews will be limited to credentialed media, including on-site media in the press room and virtually credentialed off-site media.
WEEKLY PROTOCOLSAll weekday media availability will be conducted in-person when possible and virtually by Zoom, including player and head coach availability. Participation will be limited to outlets that would qualify for credentialed access.