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Volleyball Media Credential Information

State Tournament Media Information: The following information was prepared to assist you with your coverage of the upcoming OHSAA volleyball state tournament. Please contact Tim Stried (tstried@ohsaa.org or 614-267-2502, ext. 124) at the OHSAA office should you have additional questions. Previews and additional information will be posted on the OHSAA web site the week of the state tournament.
 
Dates, Location and Website: Nov. 9-11 at the Ervin J. Nutter Center (www.nuttercenter.com) on the campus of Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton 45435. The Nutter Center is less than a mile from Interstate 675. Take the North Fairfield Road (exit 17) off of I-675 and proceed north. Cross Colonel Glenn Highway and proceed directly into the entrance of the Nutter Center on the right.
 
Format and Times: The divisional order of play in 2017 is I, IV, III and II. The first semifinal match on Thursday and Friday will start at noon and subsequent matches will begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of the preceding match, but not earlier than 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. The first championship match Saturday begins at 11:00 a.m. and subsequent matches will begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of the preceding match, but not earlier than 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively. All matches will use rally scoring and the best three out of five sets. All games are played to 25 with no cap (must win by two), with the fifth and deciding set (when necessary) played to 15 (no cap).
 
Media Credentials for the State Tournament: Media shall use the OHSAA’s official volleyball credential application form and fax it to Tim Stried at 614-267-1677 (or scan and email it to tstried@ohsaa.org). The deadline is noon on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Credentials will be held for pickup at Gate 9 (media entrance) of the Nutter Center. All media must show photo identification to pick up their credentials. No credentials will be issued to school, student, parent or freelance photographers.
 
Confirmation Email and Approved List: Upon processing a credential application, the OHSAA will send a confirmation email to the media outlet. In addition, a list of those media members who have been approved for credentials will be posted on the credential information page at OHSAA.org.
 
Flash Photography: Flash photography of any kind is not permitted during OHSAA volleyball tournament contests.
 
Parking: Media who have been approved for credentials will be able to park free of charge by showing their company identification to the parking attendants. Those media should park in Lot 9 and enter the Nutter Center at Gate 9, then proceed down the hall to the check-in table.  
 
Broadcasting Availability and Rates: Live or tape-delayed radio and audio webcasting of all 12 matches is available per rates found on the 2017-18 OHSAA Broadcast Fees chart. Tape-delayed video play-by-play coverage of the semifinal matches is also permitted. Media outlets must submit payment before the match begins. 
 
Media Work Space, Wireless Access, Telephones: In-game work space for media members is available courtside on press row. Wireless access is available, as well as telephone lines for broadcasts. Post-game work space is available beside the post-game interview room.
 
Postgame Interviews: Coaches and student-athletes (typically three or four from each team) are available following each match in the press conference room, which is located down the hallway in the “open end” of the arena (on the same side of the court as the scorer’s table).
 
Box Scores and Recaps: Box scores will be distributed to media in attendance and will be posted on the OHSAA web site as soon as possible following each match along with recaps of the championship matches.
 
Spectrum to Televise State Finals: Spectrum Sports, the OHSAA’s official television partner, will televise all four state championship contests.
 
Credential Policies: Coaches, parents of competitors and children are not permitted to receive media credentials. Media outlets found to be in violation could be subject to reduced access at future OHSAA state tourna­ments.
 
Your Hosts: OHSAA Associate Commissioner Dr. Deborah Moore, Assistant Director Emily Gates and OHSAA Communications Intern Morgan Smith welcome you to the volleyball state tournament. OHSAA Director of Communications Tim Stried will be on site Saturday.