Athletics Communications & Media Policies
Wittenberg Athletics Identity
We are the Wittenberg Tigers. On first reference in print or online materials, 'Wittenberg University' is preferred. 'The Wittenberg Tigers' or 'Wittenberg University [team name]' are acceptable on first reference. On subsequent references, 'Wittenberg' and 'the Tigers' are acceptable.
Witt: A shortened version of Wittenberg generally avoided in print and on the web. May be used where space is a concern, such as Twitter and other social media. Used frequently in broadcasts as an alternate reference to Wittenberg.
Tiger Up!: The Wittenberg Athletics rallying slogan 'Tiger Up!' was originated by former coach Davey Maurer and is used by all the Wittenberg teams.
Lady Tigers: The term 'Lady Tigers' is not a recognized nickname, and is not an acceptable reference to any Wittenberg varsity athletics teams.
Visual Identity: For graphic style guidelines, refer to the Athletics Logos/Graphic Style Guide page.
|School Name||Wittenberg University|
|Location||Springfield, OH 45501|
|Colors||Red (PMS 200) & White|
|Affiliation||NCAA Division III|
|Conference||North Coast Athletic Conference|
|President||Dr. Laurie M. Joyner|
|Alma Mater||Loyola Univ. New Orleans, 1986|
|Athletics Director||Gary Williams|
|Alma Mater||Carthage, 1996
|Senior Woman Admin.||Sarah Jurewicz
|Head Athletic Trainer||Ellen Crosbie|
P.O. Box 720
Springfield, OH 45501
225 Fountain Ave.
Springfield, OH 45504
Athletics Communications Staff
Office: 311 Recitation Hall
Office Phone: 937-327-6116
Follow Wittenberg University's official athletics social media accounts.
Facebook - Wittenberg University Athletics
Twitter - @WittAthletics - General news
Twitter - @WittStatsInfo - Scores and statistics
Twitter - @EzryTheTiger - Student-Athlete life
Twitter - @WittenbergSID - Athletics Communications office
Press Box Credentials
Request credentials for any Wittenberg Athletics varsity contest by contacting Ryan Maurer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-327-6114 prior to the event. Credentials are issued to members of the working press on assignment. Space is limited in the pressboxes at Edwards-Maurer Field and Pam Evans Smith Arena, and is prioritized for Athletics Communications and team film staff, live audio and video broadcast personnel, and print writers and photographers.
Photographers of any kind (professional or amateur) must request photo passes prior to the event. Credentials must be displayed when entering the facility and while shooting from anywhere besides spectator seating.
Photo galleries offer web-resolution photos free of charge at wittenberg.zenfolio.com. Media in need of specific photo assets may contact Ryan Maurer at email@example.com or 937-327-6114 to make a request. Wittenberg is happy to provide high resolution images to recognized media outlets for news purposes upon request, and is happy to arrange photos.
All interviews with Wittenberg coaches, student-athletes or staff must be coordinated through the Athletics Communications staff. To request an interview, contact Ryan Maurer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-327-6114. Interviews may be conducted over the phone or in person. Following games, there is a mandatory 10-minute 'cooling off' period, during which no coach or student-athlete may be interviewed. After the cooling off period, student-athletes and coaches will be made available upon request. Wittenberg has a closed locker room policy.
Press Box Internet Access
Hardwire internet access is available in the press boxes at Edwards-Maurer Field and Pam Evans Smith Arena, with priority given to Athletics Communications operations and live video broadcasts. Additional hardwire connections are assigned at the discretion of the Athletics Communications staff. Those in need should request hardwire internet access when requesting credentials. Wireless internet is available throughout campus without a password by connecting to the unsecure 'Witt-Guest' network. Internet access is not available at Betty Dillahunt Field (softball), and wireless Internet access is available at Carleton Davidson Stadium (baseball) thanks to a partnership with the National Trail Parks and Recreation District and the Champion City Kings baseball club.
Parking at Wittenberg Athletics facilities is very limited. During football games, the HPER Center parking lot is gated and requires permission to enter. Credentialed media will be automatically included on the parking pass list for football. Parking for all other sports is first-come, first-serve at each facility.
During home contests, Wittenberg provides live statistics, audio and video coverage of most sports. During football and basketball games, hard copy in-game statistics are available with prior notice. Please alert the staff that you will require hard copy statistics when requesting credentials. Statistics are posted online immediately following each home event and as soon as possible following away events.
Due to demand, game notes are provided for all football games, home and away, and for select basketball games. Notes are generally not compiled for any other sports. When notes are available, hard copies will be provided in the press box at least an hour before the start of home events.
Logos & Other Downloads
Please see the menu at right for links to download logos, headshots and other materials.
Athletics Communications At Wittenberg
At Wittenberg University, professionals representing Athletics Communications oversee all institutional broadcasts and coverage of Wittenberg Athletics events, including the collection and dissemination of statistics and the production of live audio and video broadcasts. The press box and its operations fall solely under the purview of the Athletics Communications staff.
The Athletics Communications staff supervises the work of Wittenberg students participating in the Integrated Media Corps (IMC), which produces live and highlight video materials. IMC is a collaborative program between the academic Department of Communication and the administrative Office of University Communications consisting of students who anticipate a career in media production fields and wish to gain hands-on experience in a results-oriented setting.
The Tiger Sports Network, supervised by the Athletics Communications staff, is responsible for producing and commentating live audio broadcasts at Wittenberg intercollegiate games and events. Radio simulcasts of all football games and select contests for other sports air on WUSO 89.1-FM 'The Berg' thanks to the cooperation of the staff at the university's student-run radio station.
This website is maintained and edited in its entirety by the Wittenberg Athletics Communications staff, part of the Office of University Communications at Wittenberg University. The site is hosted by PrestoSports, and was designed in 2012 by PrestoSports and Associate Director of Athletics Communications John Strawn. The site originally launched with PrestoSports on Aug. 8, 2012.
NCAA Division III Manual [PDF]