Media Covering Blue Dragon Athletics
Head coaches John Ontjes, Steve Eck and Rion Rhoades talk with Wichita TV stations. Women's Basketball Coach John Ontjes and Men's Basketball Coach Steve Eck talk to a Wichita TV Station.

 

BLUE DRAGON SPORTS INFORMATION DEPARTMENT

Main Office Phone Number: (620) 665-3593
Fax Number: (620) 665-3394
E-mail: carpenters@hutchcc.edu
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/BlueDragonSports
Twitter: @bluedragonsport

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The Hutchinson Community College Blue Dragon Sports Information Office is at your service to assist you with coverage of HCC athletics.

Sports Information Director Steve Carpenter and his staff will be happy to serve you in coverage of all 12 Blue Dragon intercollegiate athletic teams during the 2018-19season.

The HutchCC Sports Information Department is located in the Blue Dragon Athletic Department Office on the second level of the Hutchinson Sports Arena (700 block of East 11th Avenue). The Sports Information office phone number is 620-665-3593. If you need to reach SID Steve Carpenter after hours, call his cell phone at 620-921-1242. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Credential requests

Season or per-game media credentials newspaper/magazine, radio and television and are required to cover all 12 Blue Dragon intercollegiate athletic teams.

Requests can be made by calling the HutchCC Sports Information Office or faxing on company letterhead a request signed by the sports editor/director to 620-665-3394.

Per-game credential requests must be made no later than two days prior to the event to be covered.


Media Will Call

If possible, credentials will be mailed out, but in case media members must pick them up at the site, please read the following procedures:

Gowans Stadium – Media Will Call will be located at the west ticket window of Gowans Stadium. The west ticket window will have direct access to the press box elevator.

Sports Arena – Media Will Call will be located in the ticket booth at the new south entrance to the newly renovated Sports Arena.


Media Parking

Gowans Stadium – There will be very limited parking for media members on the west side of Gowans Stadium. As of this time, there is nothing guaranteed in the way of media parking at Gowans Stadium so get there early. To the south of the stadium is a parking lot with protected crosswalk across 11th Avenue.

Sports Arena – Parking is free on the east and west sides of the Sports Arena for basketball and volleyball.


Interview Policy

Requests for interviews by all media must be made through the HutchCC Sports Information Office and then must be OKed through the head coach.

This policy goes for weekly and postgame interviews for all Blue Dragon student athletes throughout the season. Media members who do not follow this policy will be subject to revocation of credentials for the entire season.

Livestream/Live Broadcast Policy

Sports Information Departments of opposing teams and primary radio stations who provide primary videostreaming as part of their broadcasts are allowed to do so at the Sports Arena without being subject to paying a broadcast rights fee.

Any outside media sources who aren’t primary videostream providers of either the Blue Dragons or an opposing team must pay a $500 broadcast rights fee per game to videostream Blue Dragon events at any home venue. Hutchinson Community College owns the broadcast rights to all Blue Dragon athletic events.


Visiting Radio Stations

A courtesy radio line is available to the primary radio station of the visiting team. That phone line is located on seats 1 and 2 of the scorer’s table. Primary radio stations need to contact Glen Grunwald at (316) 617-7004 for information about the phone line. Any other radio stations who are granted credentials must install their own phone lines at their own cost or use cellular technology to broadcast games. The sports information director will make seating assignments for media.