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Clemson Softball Media Information (A-Z)

Clemson Softball Media Information (A-Z)

This information is intended to help guide media members’ planning for the 2022 Clemson Softball season at McWhorter Stadium.

Note that all protocols and guidelines are subject to change pending additional recommendations by Clemson Athletics, Clemson University and the ACC as well as government and health officials at both the state and national levels.

The health, safety and well-being of all who enter our facilities are the top priorities of Clemson Softball and Clemson Athletics, and we ask for patience, cooperation and understanding with protocols.

It is the goal of Clemson Athletics to provide a safe working environment while also granting the media needed access to coaches and student-athletes.


ACC MEDIA RELATIONS

CREDENTIALS

EMAIL DISTRIBUTION LIST

FOOD & DRINK

INTERVIEWS

MISCELLANEOUS

PARKING

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

PRINTED MATERIALS

SEATING

SOCIAL MEDIA

WEBSITE

WI-FI

WILL CALL


ACC MEDIA RELATIONS

Justin Wilson (jwilson@theacc.org) is the softball media relations contact for the ACC office. → Back to top


CREDENTIALS

Given the space available and the potential fluidity of attendees, credentials are issued on a game-by-game basis.

Clemson’s philosophy is to include as many outlets as possible in the press box area and therefore presently plans to limit each outlet to just one on-site media writer per game. It is the responsibility of the outlet to determine the requested on-site representative of the organization.

It is also imperative that media members only request an in-person credential for games where attendance is certain. Credential requests from media members who regularly cover Clemson will be prioritized.

All media members are required to apply for credentials on a game-by-game basis using the link at the bottom of this page. To ensure an up-to-date picture of both credential demand and the health/availability of requested attendees, credential applications open no later than Monday at 8 a.m. for all games that week.

To request a credential for a particular game, members of the media must apply using the form embedded below. Once there, media will be required to provide the following information:

An approval/denial reply email is sent as soon as possible after review or deadline passing.

All postgame interviews are conducted on in the atrium on the second story of McWhorter Stadium. Entry for this area is from above the first-base dugout.

See WILL CALL section below for information on credential pickup information and timing. Back to top


EMAIL DISTRIBUTION LIST

Notes, stats, stories and other information are emailed out on a game and series basis from the athletic communications office. Contact Valerie Johnson  (vjohns4@clemson.edu) to be added to the email list. → Back to top


FOOD & DRINK

Concessions vouchers for food and drinks are available for working media members upon request. Media members may bring pre-packed snacks or drinks if desired. → Back to top


INTERVIEWS

All postgame interviews are conducted on in the atrium on the second story of McWhorter Stadium. Entry for this area is from above the first-base dugout.

Head Coach John Rittman is available approximately 5-15 minutes following the game’s conclusion. One or more players may be available on a case-by-case basis, as the players follow Coach Rittman’s availability.

The video recording of Coach Rittman’s opening statement as well as brief comments from players are uploaded to the YouTube page HERE.

Contact opponents’ athletic communications contact for any potential postgame media availability. Back to top


MISCELLANEOUS

For a comprehensive list of useful information and media resources on ClemsonTigers.com, visit HERE. Back to top


PARKING

There are no designated media parking passes available for the 2022 season. There is free parking available at the following parking lots: McFadden Building (E-7), Jervey Athletic Center (P-4) and at Memorial Stadium’s West End Zone (C-3). → Back to top


PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

If your outlet has interest in obtaining a credential for a photographer/videographer, see the procedure and request periods in the CREDENTIALS section above.

Media photographers and videographers must shoot from the areas designated by Clemson Athletics, NCAA and the ACC. There are “lined-off” concrete areas in each dugout that photographers can shoot from. Positions are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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PRINTED MATERIALS

Clemson will provide printed materials such as scoresheets, game notes, rosters and statistics in the press box when the request is made 24-hours in advance. Information is available in a digital format at ClemsonTigers.com. → Back to top


SEATING

The main/largest room inside the press box has limited seating. For NCAA Regionals, media members will have an assigned seat on the balcony on the third-base side of the press box level. → Back to top


SOCIAL MEDIA

The official Clemson Softball social media accounts for Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are @ClemsonSoftball. → Back to top


WEBSITE

The latest information on Clemson softball, including box scores, releases, statistics, bios, live stats, videos, pictures, graphics, highlights and other items are available at ClemsonTigers.com. → Back to top


WI-FI

“clemsonpress” is the wireless network media members can utilize. Reach out to Valerie Johnson (vjohns4@clemson.edu) to get the password. → Back to top


WILL CALL

Media passes for the Clemson Regional are available for pickup no more than 90 minutes prior to first pitch at media will call, which is located at the home plate gate between McWhorter Stadium and Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Media passes are not mailed nor available for pickup prior to that time. Media members must enter the stadium at that gate and walk up the steps (or take the elevator only if unable to take the steps) behind the main grandstand to access the media seating areas. → Back to top

2022 Clemson Softball Media Credential Application

Applying for media credentials does not guarantee members of the media access to the press box or field enclosure. If approved, media will be notified via the email address you provided in the 2022 Clemson Softball Media Credential Application form (below). This form will be updated on weekly basis to reflect upcoming opponents.

Media can request credentials HERE