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    Athletic Media Relations - Credential Information
     
     
    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 2015 regular season, all requests for working press, photo and broadcast credentials must be made through the online credential service here.

    Credential requests must be submitted by the assigning sports editor or sports director prior to 7. p.m. ET Thursday of the week before the game requesting.

    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 Murnane Family Ticket Office Media Will Call window, located within Purcell Pavilion on the southeast side of the Joyce Center. Media will call windows open at 10 a.m. ET for all 3:30 p.m. games, and at 2:30 p.m. ET for all 7:30 p.m. games. A government issued photo ID is required for pickup and each individual must claim his/her own pass.

    Shamrock Series Game Credentials vs. Boston College
    Notre Dame is the host institution for the Notre Dame vs. Boston College game on Nov. 21st at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass. Media outlets interested in covering this game should apply through Notre Dame's credential application website here.

    As with other games, credential requests must be submitted by the assigning sports editor or sports director prior to 7. p.m. ET Thursday the week prior, Nov. 13. More information on this game will be posted at a later date.

    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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