MEDIA ADVISORY: OHSAA Fall State Tournaments Information October 14, 2020 Ohio High School Athletic Association Executive Director Doug Ute www.OHSAA.org | twitter.com/OHSAASports | facebook.com/OHSAASports October 14, 2020 Contact – Tim Stried, Director of Communications, [email protected] MEDIA ADVISORY: OHSAA Fall State Tournaments Information OHSAA Fall Sports State Tournaments Media Information and Credentials: https://www.ohsaa.org/news/credentials No Media Credential Application Required For: Golf – Division II girls and boys Oct. 16 and 17 at OSU Scarlet (boys) and Gray (girls) Golf Courses and NorthStar Golf Club (Boys Div. III), Sunbury; Division I girls and boys golf Oct. 23-24 at OSU Scarlet (boys) and Gray (girls) courses Girls Tennis – Oct. 23 & 24 at Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason (indoor facilities TBA if raining) Field Hockey – Nov. 5 (semifinals) and Nov. 7 (championship) at Thomas Worthington High School Registration Applications (see credential link above) Required For: Cross Country – Nov. 6-7 at Fortress Obetz and Memorial Park (application deadline is Tues., Nov. 3 at 6 p.m.) Volleyball – Location TBA, credential application not yet available. Soccer Finals – Location TBA, credential application not yet available. Football – Locations TBA, credential application not yet available. OHSAA Football on Spectrum Spectrum will provide exclusive television and streaming play-by-play coverage of the OHSAA football state championship games and other selected football playoff games each week. Football games not televised or streamed by Spectrum are available for live video streaming or tape-delayed television with payment of a rights fee. The fee structure is posted at: https://ohsaaweb.blob.core.windows.net/files/News/Media/TournamentBroadcastRates.pdf Spectrum’s weekly game selections are posted at: https://www.ohsaa.org/Sports-Tournaments/Football/Football-2020/2020-OHSAA-Football-on-Spectrum Live audio broadcasts in all sports are permitted with payment of a rights fee (see chart linked above) if the host site can accommodate the request. OHSAA Tournament Contests on the NFHS Network The NFHS Network will provide live video streaming of selected OHSAA postseason tournament contests, including the cross country state championships, the soccer state championships, the volleyball state tournament and the field hockey state tournament, along with other selected tournament contests during the sectional, district and regional tournaments. Contests not selected by the NFHS Network are available for live video streaming, live television, or tape-delayed television with payment of a rights fee. The fee structure is posted at: https://ohsaaweb.blob.core.windows.net/files/News/Media/TournamentBroadcastRates.pdf Football Playoff Credentials and Press Box Seating In consultation with the OHSAA’s Media Advisory Committee, a priority seating scale has been established for press boxes during the football playoffs. Host sites are asked to adhere to the scale according to the media list submitted by the two schools participating at their site. The memo is posted at: https://ohsaaweb.blob.core.windows.net/files/Sports/Football/FB-MediaPressBoxMemo.pdf Media Coverage The OHSAA encourages media coverage of all games and working media members are not counted toward the capacity limits for spectators. Media must wear a facial covering at all times. Please see page 1 of the 2020-21 OHSAA Media Regulations for additional information regarding media coverage of high school sports during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://ohsaaweb.blob.core.windows.net/files/News/Media/OHSAA-Media-Regulations.pdf Approval and placement of media members will be determined by the host school Athletic Director depending on the layout of the facility. Due to social distancing regulations, there may not be space available for media inside some football press boxes. Also regarding football, at field level, media members must be outside the team box, which has been expanded this season to span from the 10-yard line to the opposite 10-yard line. Media must also stay at least two yards back from the in-play field boundary. As always, media should contact the host school’s Athletic Director well in advance of game day to request permission to attend and, if approved, discuss their placement and access during the game. Media are not permitted in the locker room. OHSAA News and Media Center: https://www.ohsaa.org/news-media The source for press releases, state tournament media credentials, photography and media regulations, OHSAA Radio Network information, tournament broadcast rates, record books, historical information and much more. Credentials for Sectional, District and Regional Tournament Contests Please contact the site manager regarding credential requests for OHSAA sectional, district and regional tournament contests. Contact information can be found on the respective sport page at OHSAA.org and on the brackets for team sports. State Tournaments Coverage: https://www.ohsaa.org/Sports Information Posted Weekly on Sport Pages at www.OHSAA.org Each sport page at www.OHSAA.org contains information such as state polls, tournament information, brackets (for team sports), state tournament coverage, sport-specific releases, regulations, state tournament histories and state record books.