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|
|Athletics Director||Dr. Gary Williams|
|Alma Mater||Carthage, 1996
|Senior Woman Admin.||Sarah Jurewicz
|Head Athletic Trainer||Ellen Crosbie|
225 Fountain Ave.
Springfield, OH 45504
Sports Information Staff
Office Phone: 937-327-6471
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 life at Wittenberg
Instagram - EzryTheTiger - Student life at Wittenberg in photos
Press Box Credentials
Request credentials for any Wittenberg Athletics varsity contest by contacting Kuris Duggan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-327-6471 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 Kuris Duggan at email@example.com or 937-327-6471 to make a request. Wittenberg can provide high resolution images to recognized media outlets for news purposes upon request, and members of the office are available to help arrange photos.
All interviews with Wittenberg coaches, student-athletes or staff must be coordinated through the Sports Information staff. To request an interview, contact Kuris Duggan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-327-6471. 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 Sports Information 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 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 below for links to download logos, headshots and other materials.
Sports Information At Wittenberg
At Wittenberg University, professionals representing Sports Information 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 pressbox and its operations fall solely under the purview of the Sports Information staff.
The Sports Information staff supervises the work of Wittenberg students involved in the Tiger Sports Network. These student-workers are responsible for producing and commentating live broadcasts at Wittenberg intercollegiate games and events. Radio simulcasts of home 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 Wittenberg's Athletics Communications staff, part of the Office of University Communications at Wittenberg University. The site is hosted by PrestoSports, and was designed and launched in August 2012 by PrestoSports in conjunction with Associate Director of Athletics Communications John Strawn. The site was designed in 2015.
NCAA Division III Manual [PDF]