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.

Affiliations: Wittenberg University varsity athletics teams compete in the North Coast Athletic Conference, made up of 10 distinguished schools, all members of NCAA Division III.

 

Quick Facts

School Name Wittenberg University
Location Springfield, OH 45501
Founded 1845
Enrollment 1,950 (Full-Time)
Nickname Tigers
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. Joni Williamson
Head Athletic Trainer Ellen Crosbie

Mailing Address
Wittenberg University
Attn: [Recipient]
P.O. Box 720
Springfield, OH 45501

Shipping Address
Wittenberg University
Attn: [Recipient]
225 Fountain Ave.
Springfield, OH 45504

 

Athletics Communications Staff

Ryan Maurer
Director
Office: 311 Recitation Hall
Office Phone: 937-327-6114
Email: rmaurer@wittenberg.edu

John Strawn
Associate Director
Office: 311 Recitation Hall
Office Phone: 937-327-6116
Email: jstrawn@wittenberg.edu

Social Media

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

 

Media Policies

Press Box Credentials
Request credentials for any Wittenberg Athletics varsity contest by contacting Ryan Maurer at rmaurer@wittenberg.edu or 937-327-6114 at least three working days prior to the event. Credentials are issued to members of the working press on assignment. Space is limited in the press boxes 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.

Photo Credentials
Photographers of any kind (professional or amateur) must request photo passes at least three working days prior to the event. Credentials must be displayed when entering the facility and while shooting from anywhere besides spectator seating.

Photography/Image Requests
University Photographer Erin Pence is responsible for all photography at Wittenberg, and provides internet photo galleries for many home athletics contests. These 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 rmaurer@wittenberg.edu 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.

Interview Requests
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 rmaurer@wittenberg.edu 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 limited in the press boxes at Edwards-Maurer Field and Pam Evans Smith Arena, and is prioritized for 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) or Carleton Davidson Stadium (baseball).

Parking
Parking at Wittenberg Athletics facilities is very limited. During football games, the HPER Center parking lot is gated and requires permission. 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.

 

Media Services

Statistics
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.

Game Notes
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

The Wittenberg University Athletics Communications office oversees 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 the Integrated Media Corps, which produces live and highlight video materials. The IMC consists of students anticipating a career in the media production field who 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, led by professional sports broadcaster Scott Leo and a student-director. Radio simulcasts of all football games and select contests for other sports air on WUSO 89.1-FM 'The Berg' thanks to the generosity and cooperation of the staff at the university's student-run radio station.

 

Downloads


Media Outlets

Print

Radio

Television

Online


News Archives


WittenbergTigers.com

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.

Special thanks to student assistants Will Krueger, Fallon White, Tyler Radley, Colin Clayton, Jordyn Baker, Jamaal Everett and John Jacobson for their help launching the site.

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Administrative Links

NCAA Division III Manual [PDF]