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Media Relations

The Athletics Media Relations Office is located at 1393 S. 7th Street on the corner of Seventh Street and Alma Avenue. Parking and work space for the media are available.

Football Media Information

Credentials are issued for news and editorial coverage on a case-by-case basis to those filing game stories, accredited members from established media outlets, and personnel assigned by the sports information office. Requests should be directed to Sky Kerstein, FB SID. The credential recipient agrees to all conditions set forth by the University relating to conduct and print, video, audio, digital and photographic game coverage.


The CEFCU Stadium press box is located on the 7th Street side of the stadium and is an open-air facility. Carry a jacket with you. The press box remains open three hours after each contest.

Media parking passes for home football games are issued by the athletics media relations office.

Nine telephone lines and wireless internet are available for the working media in the press box area.

Credentials are issued to newspapers, wire services, video crews and team photographers. NCAA rules limit photographers to a wide area behind the restraining line around the playing field and outside the 25-yard lines.

Production truck and satellite uplink parking is on the 7th Street side of the stadium. Arrangements must be made to park a truck overnight inside CEFCU Stadium.

The radio broadcast booth for the designated official flagship station of the visiting team at CEFCU Stadium is Box A on the mezzanine level of the press box and has space for five working individuals. ISDN and regular telephone service are provided.

Space limitations prohibit seating and standing in the press box for scouting purposes.

Requests for spotters and/or statisticians should be placed two weeks prior to the given contest.

Game statistics, play-by-play accounts and post-game quotes are compiled and distributed. FAX service is available. A meal is available two hours before kickoff.

During the football season, the Spartans practice in the morning. In-person, post-practice interview opportunities with the student-athletes, generally, occur at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please contact the media relations office in advance with an interview request.

Nine telephone lines and wireless internet are available in the press box area.

Media Relations Contacts


Sport Contact Sport Contact
Baseball Matt Strapp Women's Soccer Matt Strapp
Men's Basketball Amy Villa Softball Sky Kerstein
Women's Basketball Taylor Hodges Women's Swimming & Diving Sophia Sabedra
Cross Country Taylor Hodges Women's Tennis Taylor Hodges
Football Sky Kerstein Track & Field Taylor Hodges
Men's Golf Taylor Hodges Volleyball Amy Villa
Women's Golf Amy Villa Men's Water Polo Sophia Sabedra
Women's Gymnastics Amy Villa Women's Water Polo Sophia Sabedra
Men's Soccer Matt Strapp Beach Volleyball Amy Villa


Please contact the media relations department with any further questions:

Scott MacDonald
Deputy AD for Public Relations & Content Strategy

Sky Kerstein
Assistant Athletics Director for Communications & Broadcasting


Amy Villa
Director of Athletics Media Relations


Matt Strapp
Assistant Director of Media Relations

Taylor Hodges
Assistant Director of Media Relations