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NCAA press credentials and and "substantial" coverage

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by TopOfTheCircle, May 19, 2007.

  1. Received an email last week rejecting my organization for credentialling at the 2007 NCAA Women's Division I lacrosse championship, saying that the number of requests is more than the capacity of the pressbox (in this case, the University of Pennsylvania's Franklin Field) and that my website does not do "substantial coverage" of lacrosse.

    Franklin Field not only has one, but TWO pressboxes (the other one being one of those that is bolted under the upper deck and accessible by a catwalk). And given the fact that the sport is a third of what I do, I find the letter almost laughable.

    There are going to be several journalists there who haven't done a single college story all year, but are there to cover their one "hometown" athlete.

    Have folks had trouble getting NCAA credentials since the crackdown started in basketball a couple of years ago?
  2. melock

    melock Well-Known Member

    One could only imagine how many people the NCAA had to hire to handle the slew of requests they got for the WOMEN'S DI tourney. God bless them and may they be in your prayers.
  3. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    Dude, how small must your paper be to get denied Women's Lacrosse credentials? Or did you all just piss someone off at the NCAA?
  4. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    He said he's from a web site, not a paper.
  5. Eagleboy

    Eagleboy Guest

    Most of the time I've applied for basketball NCAA tournament credentials, it's usually the host SID that's organizing the requests. Once, he went out of his way to make sure that my request got in and accepted. Perhaps an appeal to the UPenn SID wouldn't hurt.
  6. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Get Tucker McLaughlin to put in the request. That guy gets into EVERYTHING
  7. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    UPenn SID has a great sense of humor, but he may not go for this one.
  8. estreetfan75

    estreetfan75 Member

    Or as he is known in Virginia media circles: Sen. McLaughlin, Jr. (D-Va.)
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Thereby answering the question: What's worse than having to cover lacrosse?
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Find an SID you're friendly with on this and get them to go to bat for you...cant hurt
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Covering it twice?
  12. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    I wanna know what Web site you work for ... then I'll decide to offer a reply.
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