BALL STATE MEN'S BASKETBALL
MEDIA INFORMATION

INTERVIEW POLICY
 
All requests for interviews with Ball State men's basketball coaches and student-athletes must be arranged through Tyson Mathews in the BSU Athletics Media Relations Office and requested at least 24 hours in advance of the desired interview time.

Contact Information:
Tyson Mathews
Assistant Director of
Athletics Media Relations
Office - 765.285.8242
Cell - 765.716.7235
Email - temathews@bsu.edu 

GAME RELEASES 
If you are not included on the email list for Ball State men's basketball, please email Tyson Mathews at temathews@bsu.edu to be added to the media list. In addition, Ball State's complete men's basketball release can be downloaded directly from www.ballstatesports.com
   
WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCES
The men's basketball program will conduct one weekly press conference Mondays at a time to be determined in the Worthen Arena Media Room. Please request student-athletes by Sunday evening (student-athlete availabilty will be depend on class schedule). The Monday press conference will be the only scheduled in-person interview session each week. Additionally, phone interview opportunities will be available on Friday mornings. Please contact Tyson Mathews at 765-285-8242 or temathews@bsu.edu to schedule an interview.

HOME RADIO INFORMATION
The flagship station for the BSU Radio Network and Ball State men's basketball is the 50,000-watt 104.1 WLBC FM in Muncie. Joel Godett enters his first season calling BSU men's basketball play-by-play, while former BSU letterwinner David Eha will begin his 11th season as color analyst.

VISITING RADIO INFORMATION 
Arrangements for broadcast phone lines or ISDN lines for visiting radio should be made at least three weeks in advance by contacting Tyson Mathews. The primary radio station will be provided both a phone line and an ISDN line. Additional radio broadcasts will have to make arrangements for all lines needed.

BALL STATE SPORTS NETWORK (BSSN)
Ball State has one of the most comprehensive television packages in the nation with the Ball State Sports Network (BSSN). Vince Welch and Jerry Peirson call all of the action of Cardinals' home and away games. The broadcasts are also available on-demand at www.ballstatesports.com. Also, the Ball State men's basketball coaches show is produced by BSSN.

CREDENTIALS
Credentials for Ball State men's basketball home games are issued to working media only and should be requested as early as possible. Nonworking media will be seated in reserved seating areas when seats are available. Single game media credentials must be requested no later than 2 p.m. the day before the game (Friday for weekend games).

Applications for credentials should generally be made at least one week in advance and will be mailed when time permits. Otherwise, credentials will be left at the will call window of the Worthen Arena Ticket Office at Gate One. All requests for press credentials should be mailed, faxed or emailed on company letterhead to Tyson Mathews and sent to the Athletics Media Relations Office. Ball State reserves the right to refuse any credential request deemed not to be in the best interest of Ball State University.

PARKING 
Parking is available to all those with the proper press credentials. Your parking pass will admit you to the media lot near Worthen Arena.  All those who do not have parking passes will be able to find paid parking lots adjacent to the Arena. 

PHOTO CREDENTIALS 
The photo zones are appropriately marked along the baselines of Worthen Arena.  No photo spots will be assigned throughout the season. Because of space limitations, it is recommended that photographers arrive early to secure a spot. Photo passes are available for working photographers only and will be issued at the discretion of the Athletics Media Relations Office.

MEDIA SERVICES 
The Ball State Athletics Media Relations office will host all accredited media. The Worthen Arena media room is located on the concourse between aisles 9 and 10 of the arena. All the necessary statistics will be provided as well as rosters and game notes. Food and beverages will be available prior to the game and at halftime. Phones are available for working press. We must limit media room usage to only those members of the media who present valid credentials. It is impossible to accommodate family members, friends, guests or others.

WIRELESS INTERNET
Worthen Arena has wireless internet access available. Please log on to BSUGUEST wireless account for access. For more information, please see Tyson Mathews or Brad Caudill on gamedays.

ONLINE SERVICES
Ball State men's basketball information, statistics, game notes and broadcasts are available online at The Official Web Site of Ball State Athletics -- www.ballstatesports.com. Audio and video on-demand, exclusive features and online content can be accessed by fans and media anywhere. 

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