Ferentz Conferences/Interview Requests
Coach Kirk Ferentz holds a media conference each Tuesday during the season in the All-America Room of the Stew and LeNore Hansen Football Performance Center. Players are also available, upon request, each Tuesday.

Player requests must be made following each game, either after a Saturday game or by 9 a.m. (CT) Sunday morning, for the following week. Out of town media should contact the UI Strategic Communications office on Mondays to arrange telephone interviews.

The media credential application for the 2023 season and single games is open. Season requests must be received by August 11, 2023 to assure a season seat in the press box.

Once a credential request is submitted, you will receive an email reply that your request has been received and either approved or denied. Credentials may also be picked up in the Athletic Communications office before Noon on the Friday prior to game day or left at the media Will Call gate (Gate B, west side) at Kinnick Stadium on game day. All parking credentials will be digital.

Media members may not use a credential to cover the game for another newspaper, television station, radio station or internet site. Failure to comply will result in both agencies credentials being revoked for the entire season.

Requests for parking should be made when requesting credentials. Media parking is located in Ramp 3 at the northeast corner of Kinnick Stadium (corner of Hawkins Drive and Evashevski Drive), or Ramp 4, east of the southeast corner of the stadium (South Grand Avenue).

To access Ramp 3 (address is 800 Evashevski Drive, Iowa City), you must approach Ramp 3 from the north on Hawkins Drive, as Hawkins Drive is closed to traffic between Evashevski Drive and Melrose Avenue 2.5 hours prior to kickoff.

For best access to Ramp 4 (address is 39 South Hospital Drive), use Melrose Avenue from the west, turn left on South Grand Avenue, and turn left into Ramp 4. From the east, use Grand Avenue from Riverside Drive and turn right into Ramp 4 from South Grand Avenue.

Television stations needing satellite truck parking must contact Traci Wagner (traci-wagner@hawkeyesports.com) early in the week prior to that Saturday’s game to make arrangements. Truck parking is located outside the southeast corner of Kinnick Stadium (near Gate M) adjacent to Hawkins Drive.

Media Entrances
Media picking up credentials on gameday can do so at the ‘Media Will Call’ window inside Gate I (across the street from Ramp 3) no earlier than three hours before kickoff.

Beginning this year, all media must enter Kinnick Stadium through Gate B on the west side of the stadium. Credentials will be required to enter the stadium through Gate B. All bags will be inspected and tagged upon entry. Media with seats in the press box will access the media area using the elevator inside Gate F from the concourse.  Media with photo/video credentials can access the photo room located in the northeast corner of the field by either the west tunnel (access near section 128 on concourse) or the northeast staircase from the concourse to the field.

Photo/TV Credentials
Photo credentials must be requested following the same guidelines as mentioned above. A photo/video room is located at the northeast corner of the Kinnick Stadium playing field. Photo credentials must be presented in order to receive a vest for sideline photography. Entrance to the photo room from the playing field is at the northeast corner of the field. From the concourse, use the stairs in the north end of the east stands (near Gate I).

Photo vests must be checked out from the photo room and worn to allow access to the playing field. Vests must be returned to the photo room 10-15 minutes following the conclusion of each game.

For television crews, one credential issued to each outlet will have access to the fourth level of the press box, although television stations are not allowed to video tape from the press box. TV camera personnel on the sidelines must adhere to all sideline policies. While each television crew is provided one credential granting access to the fourth level of the press box, a press box seat is not assigned.

Complete play-by-play, halftime statistics, final team and individual stats, complete defensive stats, drive charts, participation charts and quotes from both head coaches are available following each home game. Stat Broadcast is available for each home game via statbroadcast.com.

The Kinnick Stadium press facility closes four (4) hours following the conclusion of postgame press conferences.

Media requiring their own phone lines should call 319-335-2945 and ask for a work order clerk.

High-Speed Internet Access
Hard wire high speed internet access is available at every media seat in the Kinnick Stadium press box and in the field level photo/video room. Wireless internet access is available, with a username and password, both in the press box and in the postgame interview rooms. Please ask for IT assistance in the press box should you need wireless access on game day.

Postgame Information via Email
All game statistics, notes, and quotes are e-mailed from Kinnick Stadium following Iowa home games to all credentialed media. This information is filed in PDF format and is sent within 30-45 minutes following home games. This information is also posted on the Iowa website, hawkeyesports.com, following each home game.

News Conference Transcripts
Transcripts of Tuesday press conferences and home game postgame press conferences with Coach Kirk Ferentz, are provided by ASAP Transcripts. Transcripts of Ferentz press conferences are available for download via hawkeyesports.com and e-mail.

A directory of area hotels, motels, and restaurants is available at ThinkIowaCity.com and DowntownIowaCity.com.

Air transportation is available from the from the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids and the Quad Cities International Airport in Moline, Ill.

Postgame Interviews
Members of the media should contact Matt Weitzel with player requests prior to leaving the press box. UI Athletic Communications staff will be departing the press box with approximately five minutes remaining in the game.

Both team locker room facilities are located beneath the south end zone stands. All player and coaches interviews will take place in the designated media rooms. You may follow a member of the UI Strategic Communications staff from the press box or ask for directions on getting to the postgame media rooms.

Both head coaches are available (in different interview rooms) following the cooling off period, with player interviews to follow. Coach Ferentz’ postgame comments are televised on the monitors in the media section of the Brechler press box and the photo room. Quotes from both head coaches are distributed following the interview sessions.

The Iowa locker room is closed to the media. Selected Iowa players will speak first at the podium prior to Coach Ferentz.

Field Access
Credentialed members of the media are allowed field access up to 60 minutes prior to kickoff. Members of the media are not allowed field access during the game until five minutes or less remain in the contest. Members of the media will be held at the northwest corner of the playing field, north of the team bench areas, until the conclusion of the game, and will then be allowed to proceed immediately to the south end zone for postgame interviews.

Recruit Interviews
The University of Iowa is committed to full compliance with NCAA Division I rules, and per NCAA Rule 13.10.1, members of the media are not allowed to have any type of in-person, face-to-face contact with a prospective student-athlete and/or interview a prospective student-athlete (either by telephone or any other communication medium) while that prospective student-athlete is vising the University of Iowa in conjunction with our athletics programs (i.e., official or unofficial visits).

Any violation of this rule falls solely on the University of Iowa. Therefore, if a member of the media is unable to adhere to this rule and becomes a liability, the University of Iowa will retain the right to revoke media credentials.

Credential Language
The following is the information printed on the University of Iowa game day media credential. All rules and regulations listed are enforced by the University of Iowa Athletics Department and the Big Ten Conference.

This working credential is subject in all respects to the Media Credential Criteria and Policies set forth by The Big Ten Conference, Inc. as in effect from time to time. This working credential is issued for the sole purpose of providing facility access to an accredited agency’s employee who has a legitimate working function (media or game service) in conjunction with this event. Any alteration, assignment, duplication, modification, sale, or transfer of this credential is expressly prohibited. Violation of the foregoing or any other unauthorized use of this credential subjects the bearer to ejection from the facility and prosecution for criminal trespass, in addition to all other rights or remedies available to the Big Ten Conference, Inc. By using this working credential, the bearer and accredited organization voluntarily assume any and all risks, hazards, and dangers in connection with or incidental or ancillary to this event, including, without limitation, the risk of personal injury, death, exposure to communicable disease, virus, bacteria, or illness, and lost, stolen, or damaged property, and release, waive, and agree to jointly and severally indemnify The Big Ten Conference, Inc. from and against any claim, damage, expense, liability, or loss arising out of or otherwise related to the same. Any secondary use of any picture, photograph, audio description, video, film/tape, drawing or other description of a game taken or made by the accredited organization or individual to whom this credential has been issued (including, but not limited to use in delayed editorial or non-editorial advertising, sales promotion or merchandising) is prohibited without The Big Ten Conference, Inc.’s prior explicit written approval. Nothing in these terms and conditions allows, authorizes, or grants the bearer of these credentials any right in or to the trademarks, copyright or any other proprietary rights of The Big Ten Conference, Inc. and its member institutions, each of which are expressly reserved. A maximum of two minutes (2:00) of game video footage (without audio) may be utilized during the seven (7) days following the conclusion of the game solely within regularly scheduled bona fide news programming distributed via television, and may not be distributed via the internet, wireless or other forms of media.

Additionally, live streaming of postgame news conferences is not permitted, while video clips of postgame news conferences are limited to 2:00 or less (multiple clips are allowed).

Photographing this credential is strictly prohibited.