Shaw University Media Information and Guidelines
Thank you for your interest in covering Shaw University athletics. Below is a listing of services provided by the Shaw University Sports Information Office to aid media members in their coverage of Bears and Lady Bears athletics, and a list of a guidelines that media are asked to follow.
For more information, please contact Jolisa Williams, Sports Information Director, at (919) 719-6334 or by email at
Credentials are issued to working members of the media only. Because of limited working press space at home basketball and football games, requests by press members on assignment will be honored on a space-available basis. All requests should be made to the Sports Information Office at least three days prior to the specified game. Requests will be screened to ensure good working conditions. Present valid identification at Will Call and admission will be granted upon acceptance the day of the game. In some cases, media members may be able to pick up credentials in the Sports Information Office prior to game day. Please call ahead to confirm. Photographers and videographers should follow the same guidelines.
Parking is available upon request on a first-come, first-served basis.
Durham County Memorial Stadium Press Box
The Durham County Memorial Stadium press box is located on the second floor of the south side of the stadium on the home side of the field. Proper credentials must be presented in order to gain entry to the press box. The press box is for media on assignment, statistical crews, the public address announcers, and television and radio broadcast crews. Press box telephone lines, Ethernet outlets and cables, wireless internet and electrical outlets are available when not in use. Facsimile and copying services are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please remember that the press box is a working press room, and our guidelines are set in accordance with the working press code of the Football Writers Association of America.
C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium Press Row
Press row is located on the east side of the basketball court Spaulding Gymnasium. The official scorer, timekeeper, statistical crew, public address announcer and both teams are located opposite press row. Press members will have access to electrical outlets and may have access to telephone lines on a space-available basis.
Working members of the press will be supplied with media guides, game programs, rosters and notes. Statistics will be available at the end of each quarter (football) or half (basketball) and following the game. Internal public address will be provided to update information, notes and elements of the play-by-play action throughout the game. Food and beverages will also be provided in most instances. Please check with the Sports Information staff to verify location.
After the coaching staff addresses the team following a cooling-off period at the conclusion of the game, players and coaches will be made available to the media at a location to be determined by the Sports Information staff. The Sports Information staff will consult working media members in compiling a list of interview requests prior to the conclusion of each game.
Interviews with Shaw head coaches, athletics administrators, assistant coaches and players can be scheduled during the week by contacting the Sports Information office. Media wishing to schedule interviews with players are asked to contact the Sports Information office at least 24 hours prior to the preferred interview time. Media members are permitted to attend practice in most cases, but any interview arrangement surrounding practice time should be arranged through the Sports Information office. Once practice begins, coaches and players are not available until the completion of practice.
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