Bryant University Athletic Communications
Located just minutes from Providence and an hour from Boston, Bryant University is one of just four Division I athletic programs in Rhode Island. The Bulldogs are covered by media outlets throughout New England and down the East Coast, and media members regularly interact with Bryant's coaches and student-athletes. The Bryant Athletic Communications office works closely with its coaches and athletes to facilitate these requests on a daily basis and in a timely fashion, and works to provide an array of media services to those who cover us.
Media services provided by the Bryant Athletic Communications office include but are not limited to providing previews and game recaps for each our 22 varsity sports, compiling and providing statistics, producing detailed game programs for every Bulldog home event, generating game notes for select sports, and coordinating press conferences and interview requests. This office also handles the the content of Bryant's official athletics website, www.bryantbulldogs.com, which provides around-the-clock coverage of our 22 varsity programs, including news, notes, player and coach bios, statistics and history, as well as up-to-date links to in-game live stats, video and audio feeds and photo galleries. The Bryant Athletic Communications office also supports Bryant's multiple social media outlets, providing real-time coverage, Bulldog news flashes and more.
Location: The Bryant University athletic communications office is located on the second floor of the Chace Athletic Center.
Website: Bryant University's official athletics website, www.bryantbulldogs.com, provides the most up-to-date scores, news and information on all of Bryant's 22 varsity sports, as well as University club sports, NCAA compliance, SAAC and Black & Gold Club events.
Policies & Procedures
Press & Photographer Credentialing Policy: Bryant University welcomes coverage of all its home sporting events from accredited writers, photographers and broadcast media outlets. All requests for working press, photo and/or broadcast credentials should be made in writing on company letterhead and submitted to the appropriate contact within the Athletic Communications office. Press and photographer media credentials will be issued to members of the working media only. Requests for the credentialing of official team photographers not associated with a specific media outlet must be made by the visiting team's sports information director without exception. Credential requests should be made no later than 24 hours prior to the event to ensure space availability, and Bryant University reserves the right to deny any requests that do not adhere to this policy. Unless otherwise specified or requested, credentials will be left at will call and are non-transferable.
Coach & Student-Athlete Interviews: All interview requests for any member of the Bryant University athletic staff or any its student-athletes must be made through the Athletic Communications office. Contact information for the Bryant sports information staff is provided below. Please allow 24 hours for response to each request, though the Athletic Communications office handles each inquiry as quickly as possible. All forms of media should also provide 24 hours of advanced notice for all interview requests to allow the sports information staff to arrange a time that will respect each student-athlete's academic and competition schedules. At no time will the home or cell phone number of a coach or student-athlete be released to the media, and we ask all media outlets to respect this policy and the privacy of our athletes and coaches. In the case of telephone interview requests, the Athletic Communication staff will arrange for the student-athlete to contact the requesting media member.
Postgame Interviews: Bryant University locker rooms are closed to the media. A 10-minute cooling off period will be strictly enforced, after which the Bryant head coach and any requested players will be made available. Postgame interviews will be conducted outside each team's respective locker room unless otherwise designated. Requests for visiting coaches and players should be made through the opponent's sports information contact, and all requests should be made prior to the conclusion of the game when at all possible.
Press Box & Sideline Access: Only credentialed members of the media, coaches, league officials and designated administrators will be allowed in the press box area. Bryant adheres to a strict conduct policy, and cheering in the press area, press box or on the sideline is expressly prohibited. Photographers who wish to shoot from the sideline must request field access and must have the appropriate clearance to be permitted inside the area of competition.
Press Row Services: The Bryant Athletic Communications Office will provide a game program, current press release, pregame statistics and game notes prior to each contest. A full boxscore, play-by-play, shot chart and other applicable game material will be distributed at halftime and at the end of the game.
Media Work Room: Ample work space with power outlets, telephones and internet access will be available for media members who need to file postgame reports. For men's and women's basketball contests, the Bulldog Room, located on the second floor of the Chace Athletic Center, will serve as a media workroom and postgame interview location.
Radio & Television: Radio and television stations wishing to broadcast Bryant University home events must make arrangements with the Athletic Communications office at least two weeks prior to the requested contest. Telephone lines and power access can be supplied by the university, provided the requested notice is given. We request that radio stations call into the provided phone line or that all calls be made either on a collect or calling card basis.
Bryant University strives to provide students and other individuals with disabilities with equal access to its programs, activities, and services, including through an accessible website. If you have questions, comments, or encounter any difficulty in using this site, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401-232-6558 ext 1.
Athletic Communications Contacts