Ferentz Conferences/Interview Requests
Coach Kirk Ferentz holds a media conference each Tuesday during the season in 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.
Please apply online for season and single-game credentials or contact Traci Wagner (email@example.com or 319-335-9424) for instructions. Season requests must be received by August 15, 2021 to assure a season seat in the press box.
Once a credential request is submitted, you will receive an automatic reply stating that your request has been received. You will receive another notification when your request has been approved or denied. Credentials will be mailed if the request is received 10 days prior to a game. Credentials may also be picked up in the Athletic Communications Office before 2 p.m. on the Friday prior to game day or left at media Will Call (Gate F, west side) at Kinnick Stadium on game day.
Reporters 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.
Credential language, which appears on all credentials issued for Iowa Football, is printed on page 265 of the 2021 Iowa Football media guide and also reprinted online. All rules and regulations listed are enforced by the University of Iowa Athletics Department and the Big Ten Conference.
Requests for parking should be made when requesting credentials online. All parking passes in 2021 will be provided electronically.
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 319-335-9424 early in the week prior to that Saturday’s game, to make arrangements. Truck parking is located outside the southeast corner of Kinnick Stadium (Gate M) adjacent to Hawkins Drive.
Members of the media are encouraged to enter Kinnick Stadium at the northeast corner of the stadium (Gate I, immediately across from Ramp 3) and proceed through the north and west concourses to elevator F, located at the midway point of the west stands. Media may also enter through Gate F on the west side of Kinnick Stadium.
Photo credentials must be requested following the same guidelines as mentioned above. The photo 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 local 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 and a seat is not assigned. TV camera personnel on the sidelines must adhere to all sideline policies.
An overhead high 50-yard line press box angle of the game from the HawkVision video boards in Kinnick Stadium may be obtained by contacting in advance: Mike Moriarity (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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
Network high-speed internet access is available at every media seat in the Kinnick Stadium press box. 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 emailed from Kinnick Stadium following Iowa home games when requested. This information is filed in PDF format and is sent within 30-45 minutes following home games to all email addresses which are provided on credential requests.
All Iowa Football Media information can be found on the Iowa website, https://hawkeyesports.com/football-media-info/ throughout the season.
Press 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 the football information site.
A directory of hotels, motels, restaurants, and available air transportation can be found on page 266 of the 2021 Iowa football media guide. The UI Athletic Communications office does offer assistance in securing hotel rooms in the area upon request. Contact Rhonda Wetjen in the UI Athletic Communications office (319-335-9411) for reservations.
Members of the media should contact Steve Roe or 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 Athletic 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 are available in the Iowa interview room.
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 until under two minutes remain and will then be allowed to proceed immediately to the north end zone for postgame 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.
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 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. It is non-transferable and non-assignable and any duplication or alteration of this document is prohibited. Any unauthorized use of this credential subjects the bearer to ejection from the facility and prosecution for criminal trespass. 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 prior specific written approval of the Big Ten Conference. Nothing in these terms and conditions authorizes or allows bearer to violate any of the trademarks, copyright and other proprietary rights of the Big Ten Conference. A maximum of two minutes (2:00) of game video footage (without audio) may be utilized during the 96 hours following the conclusion of the game solely within regularly scheduled bona fide news programming distributed via television, including such television programming simulcast on the internet, wireless or other forms of media, but otherwise may not be distributed on 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).
ACCEPTANCE OF THIS CREDENTIAL CONSTITUTES AGREEMENT BY THE BEARER AND HIS OR HER ORGANIZATION TO ABIDE BY THE FOREGOING CONDITIONS.