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    University of Notre Dame Athletics
    Athletic Media Relations Office
    Room 112 Joyce Center
    Notre Dame, IN 46556
    Phone: (574) 631-7516 | Fax: (574) 631-7941

    Football:
    Game Credentials - For the 2014 regular season, all requests for working press, photo and broadcast credentials must be made through the online credential service at:

    sportssystems.com/notredame

    Credential requests must be submitted by the assigning sports editor or sports director prior to 7 p.m. ET Friday of the week before the game requesting. Questions regarding credentials for any home Notre Dame football game can be directed to either Director of Football Media Relations Michael Bertsch at 574-631-8642, Assistant Media Relations Director and secondary football contact Leigh Torbin at 574-631-1971, or Media Services Coordinator Lizzie Mikes at 574-631-6453.

    Due to demand for credentials and limited space available, media agencies covering Notre Dame on a routine basis will be given priority consideration. All other credentials are issued on the basis of circulation. Only local radio stations with a full-time sports director conducting a daily sports show will receive consideration for credentials. Non-originating, out of town radio stations will not be accommodated.

    Credential Distribution - Media credentials will not be mailed, nor will they be available for early pickup. Credentials will ONLY be distributed on the day of the game at the media will call windows, located on the west side of Notre Dame Stadium directly beneath the press box and adjacent to the media entrance and NBC Sports compound. Media will call windows open at 9 a.m. ET for all home games, except for the Michigan game when they will open at 2 p.m. ET. A government-issued photo ID is required for pickup and each individual must claim his/her own pass.

    Shamrock Series Game Credentials vs. Purdue
    Notre Dame is the host institution for the Notre Dame vs. Purdue game Sept. 13 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. Media outlets interested in covering this game should apply through Notre Dame's credential application website:

    sportssystems.com/notredame

    As with other games, Credential requests must be submitted by the assigning sports editor or sports director prior to 7 p.m. ET Friday the week prior, Sept. 5th. Credentials will not be mailed and will ONLY be available on the day of the game at the media will call window at Lucas Oil Stadium. Media Will Call will open at 2 p.m. ET.

    Men's Basketball:
    All requests for working press, photo and broadcast credentials for 2013-14 Notre Dame men's basketball games should be e-mailed to Bernadette Cafarelli (cafarelli.1@nd.edu) or Lizzie Mikes (emikes@nd.edu). Requests for credentials should be made at least 48 hours prior to each game. Credentials will be granted to accredited media only. Spouses, children and guests are not permitted in the press row area on the floor of Purcell Pavilion.

    NBA scouts requesting credentials must contact Bernadette Cafarelli by email. When space is available, NBA scouts will be situated in the press row area.

    Depending on media demand for game, Overflow media and NBA scouts will be placed in the upper press box of Purcell Pavilion.

    Photographers are not permitted to shoot in front or behind the team benches, the scorer's table or press row. When space is available, photographers also will have a seat at press row to set up their computers to transmit photos. When there is a high media demand for the game, an auxiliary room off of the Purcell Pavilion floor by the Gate 8 entrance is available to all photographers. The room is equipped with tables and chairs for photographers to set up their equipment and computers.

    Credentials can be picked up at the Gate 8 Media entrance.

    Women's Basketball:
    Credentials are only issued to accredited members of the working media. Admission will be granted to media members holding a Notre Dame women's or men's basketball credential only. Spouses, children and guests are not permitted in the press row area. Work space on press row is limited and passes will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Photographers are not allowed to shoot from in front of or behind team benches, the scorer's table or press row. Photographers wishing to use strobes must contact Chris Masters at least 72 hours prior to each game to obtain approval.

    Requests for credentials should be sent to Chris Masters, Associate Media Relations Director (574-631-8032; masters.5@nd.edu) at least 24 hours prior to each game. Media passes will be left at the Media Will Call table (located inside Gate 8 at Purcell Pavilion) beginning one hour prior to tipoff.

    Web Sites - When space allows, media credentials will be issued for those individuals who are affiliated with web sites for national or regional television and news media organizations (including but not limited to: ESPN.com, CBSSports.com, SI.com and USAToday.com), for ACC member institutions, non-conference opponents and the Atlantic Coast Conference. The University of Notre Dame reserves the right to refuse media credentials to any individual whose web site is not affiliated with an official news gathering organization.

    All Other Sports:
    Credentials are only issued to accredited members of the working media. Admission will be granted to media members holding a credential for the sporting event taking place. Spouses, children and guests are not permitted in the press row area. Work space on press row is limited and passes will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. Requests for credentials should be directed to each sport's respective Media Relations Director, who can be reached by calling the main office line at (574) 631-7516 at least 24 hours prior to each game.

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