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First & Second Rounds • Thursday – Friday, December 5 – 6
Gainesville, Fla. • Stephen C. O’Connell Center


Media Information

Media Credentials

Credential requests for all media and photographers covering the 2013 NCAA First & Second Rounds in Gainesville are due to Kelly Reynolds (Email) in the Florida Communications Department by Tuesday, December 3 at NOON (ET). Credentials will be available for pick up at Media Will Call on match day (Gate 1 of O’Dome).


Media Work Room

The media work room will be the Martial Arts Room in the O’Dome, located on the ground floor in the hallway between Gates 1 and 4 of the O’Connell Center. Wireless internet is provided in the facility and the room will be equipped with power for all working media. Printed notes, flip cards, quotes following post-match press conferences and other media materials will be available in the media work room.



Space automatically will be reserved for each participating institution’s home radio station as designated by the institution. All other stations in that institution’s area will be served on a first-come, first-served basis in accordance with the priority established by the NCAA radio policy. Broadcasts of the championship must conform to the general broadcasting policies established by the Association.

Official college or university noncommercial stations of the host institution and competing institutions that broadcast their institutions’ regular-season competition will not be charged a rights fee. All commercial stations must pay a rights fee. The 2013-14 fees for commercial stations can be found on the NCAA Media Services website under 2013-14 Audio Policies. For broadcast approval for the championships (for both official college/university noncommercial stations AND commercial stations), please visit the NCAA Broadcast and Media Services website and submit the appropriate reply for your station for each round of tournament play. The NCAA requires every broadcasting entity to submit the Audio Policy Form, regardless of affiliation (school-affiliated noncommercial and commercial stations).

The appropriate sports committee retains the right to redistribute an institution’s radio broadcast of any match in an NCAA championship. Such redistribution shall not take place within that radio station’s broadcast area. To accomplish redistribution, an institution’s radio station will be required to provide to the NCAA (at no cost to the station) an audio feed of a match.

Post-Match Interview Policy

All press conferences will be conducted in the Martial Arts Room and will take place immediately after the 10-minute cooling off period following the conclusion of matches. The Martial Arts Room is located on the ground floor of the hallway between Gates 1 and 4 of the O’Connell Center.

The non-advancing team will go to the interview room first, followed by the winning team. The cooling off period begins when the respective head coaches enter the locker room following the conclusion of the match.

Regardless of any personal regular-season radio or television contract(s), the head coach first is obligated to the entire media staffing the tournament and must report to the interview room immediately after the cooling off period.


Match Live Stream

The NCAA First & Second Rounds will be streamed live and for free on Along with free video, each match will have live stats via GameTracker, with all links accessible on the NCAA Tournament Central website on


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kelly Reynolds (Email) in the University of Florida Communications Department (352-275-2782).

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