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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 2023 Clemson Softball season at McWhorter Stadium.


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

Claudia Close (cclose@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 10 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 will conducted on in the atrium on the second story of McWhorter Stadium or on the field. Assistant director of communications, Valerie Johnson, will make the call on which location call in the final inning of play of that game. No press conference will be held between games on doubleheader days, but rather at the conclusion of the final game of the day.

Media can find the entrance to the atrium above the first-base dugout. A member of the athletic communications staff will be present to let media members into this space. Field access is available using the staircase between the first-base dugout and Clemson’s bullpen.

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

Select food and beverage options will be available for select games. Media members may bring pre-packed snacks or drinks if desired. → Back to top


INTERVIEWS

All postgame interviews will conducted on in the atrium on the second story of McWhorter Stadium or on the field. Assistant director of communications, Valerie Johnson, will make the call on which location call in the final inning of play of that game. No press conference will be held between games on doubleheader days, but rather at the conclusion of the final game of the day.

Media can find the entrance to the atrium above the first-base dugout. A member of the athletic communications staff will be present to let media members into this space. Field access is available using the staircase between the first-base dugout and Clemson’s bullpen.

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, following 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 2023 season. There is free parking available at the following parking lots: McFadden Building, Jervey Athletic Center and Jervey Meadows. *Note for 2023: Due to Lot 5 being unavailable due to construction, media members are advised to park in Jervey Lot or Jervey Meadows. See photo below for map. → 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.

*No external media outlet is allowed to go past the field entrance point in each dugout (any flooring that has a black foam pad is OFF LIMITS to external media). No media outlet is allowed on the field or playing surface prior to- or during- the game.

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PRINTED MATERIALS

Clemson will provide printed materials such as 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. During the regular season, designated seats will be available for “media members.” These are on a first-come, first-serve basis. → 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 regular-season are available for pickup no more than 60 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

2023 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 2023 Clemson Softball Media Credential Application form (below). This form will be updated on weekly basis to reflect upcoming opponents.

Media can request credentials HERE