Cal Media Relations Men's Basketball Contact
Doug Drabik, Assistant Athletic Communications Director
Primary Men's Basketball Contact
Phone - (510) 642-3611
2013-14 Information Guide
In an effort to contain costs during a difficult economic climate, Cal will not print media guides this year, saving the Athletic Department more than $140,000. Instead, media can either view or download the 2013-14 Cal Men's Basketball Information Guide in PDF format at the link below.
Additional Media Information
Interviewing Mike Montgomery
Contact Doug Drabik at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 642-3611 to make arrangements to speak with head coach Mike Montgomery. Please give at least 24-hour notice on all interview requests.
The University of California Athletic Communications Office will issue working media credentials to accredited members of the media under the guidelines listed below. These priorities are designed to achieve efficient use of limited space availability and to provide a professional and safe working environment. All requests for credentials cannot be accommodated.
Preference will be given to those media that cover all California games during the course of the season, followed by those that cover all home games. Due to limited space and to ensure compliance of NCAA guidelines, no credentials will be issued to freelance writers or photographers without a specific assignment received in writing by the assigning organization.
- Originating radio and television personnel involved in a live television or radio broadcast of the game.
- Daily newspapers, wire services and regional and national publications that regularly and substantially cover California Athletics or are assigned to cover the game. Newspapers must have a daily and Sunday circulation of at least 30,000.
- Non-originating radio and television personnel producing reports on the game. Only stations with full-time sports personnel that regularly cover athletic events or reporters for national networks (such as ESPN Radio or Fox Sports Radio) will be considered.
- Officially recognized University of California publications and electronic media that regularly cover Cal Athletics.
- Media approved by the visiting team's media relations office.
- Other than the official websites for the competing teams, credentials will only be issued to websites that are affiliated with regional or national news-gathering organizations.
- Non-daily media assigned to cover the game. Personnel must be full-time staff members.
- Photo passes will be issued only to accredited photographers on assignment for an approved media organization based on the guidelines above.
- Non-student media assigned to cover Cal for "hometown" features.
The University of California will not issue credentials to representatives of organizations that regularly publish gambling information, such as "tout sheets"or "tip sheets."
All passes and credentials are non-transferable and are subject to immediate revocation if transferred to any other person, including non-working members of the media organization. No credentials will be issued to individuals under the age of 18.
Direct all requests for press, photo and parking credentials for California home games to Doug Drabik, Assistant Athletic Communications Director, University of California Athletics, 349 Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA 94720 (E-mail: email@example.com; Fax: 510-643-7778). Requests should be made in writing at least one week prior to the game. Requests for media covering a visiting team should be made through the opposing school's athletic media relations director. Credentials will be held at the media will call table the day of the game unless other arrangements are made. Professional teams wanting to scout games in Haas Pavilion may purchase a credential for the price of a ticket through the athletic communications office.
A limited number of media parking passes for lots near Haas Pavilion are available in advance from the Athletic Communications office. Requests should be made as far in advance as possible, and passes can be left at the media parking lot entrances.
For media covering Cal men's basketball during the week (non-gamedays), hourly guest parking is available in the MLK parking garage and the RSF parking garage, which is located on Bancroft Way, adjacent to Haas Pavilion.
Haas Pavilion Directions
Memorial Stadium is located along Bancroft Way near the intersection with Dana Street. Due to limited parking in the area, use of public transit is recommended. The Downtown Berkeley BART Station is approximately two blocks from Haas Pavilion.
- From San Francisco Airport, take Highway 101 north to Interstate 80 and cross the Bay Bridge. Once over the bay, take Highway 24 toward Walnut Creek. Exit at Claremont Avenue at turn left. Turn left onto College Avenue (3rd light) and follow College until it ends. Turn left on Bancroft Way and Haas Pavilion will be three blocks down on the right-hand side.
- From Oakland Airport, take Interstate 880 north, the Highway 24 east toward Walnut Creek and follow directions above.
- From Walnut Creek, and points east off Highway 24, take Highway 24 through the Caldecott Tunnel. Exit at Telegraph Avenue turn right. Follow Telegraph until it ends and turn left on Bancroft Way. Haas Pavilion will be one block down on the right-hand side.
- More detaled information can be found on the campus map at http://visitors.berkeley.edu.
Request all photos through the Media Relations office. Fans can purchase images of all 27 Golden Bear teams by visiting www.goldenbearsports.com.
Photographer Work Area
The photo work area will be located in the media work room (Room 180) for nonconference games. The photo work area will be relocated to the AD conference room (Room 115) for conference games. Wireless access and rosters will be available in both photo work areas.
Players and coaches are generally available for interviews daily, except for game days and Sundays. Please request all interviews with a minimum of 24 hours notice through the media relations office through Doug Drabik at (510) 642-3611 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone interviews with Cal players will be conducted on a call-back basis only, usually before practice sessions.
Cal postgame interviews are conducted in the media work room. Following a 10-minute cooling off period, 2-3 requested Cal players will answer questions first, followed by head coach Mike Montgomery. Formal visiting team head coach and player interviews will be conducted outside of the visiting locker room (Visiting Locker Room B, Room 52) in the lower level of Haas Pavilion and will be coordinated through the visiting team SID staff.
Only limited portions of Cal's men's basketball practices (usually parts of the first 20 minutes) may be videotaped or photographed. All camera personnel should be escorted by a member of the Athletic Communications office at all times and will not otherwise be permitted on the court. Please send a request to Doug Drabik of the Media Relations office in advance of at least 24 hours.
Cal's weekly men's basketball press releases will be posted on CalBears.com throughout the season. For a complete list of all releases related to the men's basketball program, click here.
Professional teams wanting to scout games in Memorial Stadium may purchase a credential for the same price of a game ticket ($22 for non-conference games, $25 for conference games, with the exceptions of Stanford, UCLA and Arizona, which are $35.00) for a seat on press row through the Media Relations Office. Parking for scouts cannot be provided (see above for suggested lots).
Telephone lines at Cal Athletics events must be ordered online at /ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30100&ATCLID=207730660. Make sure you designate the venue and location of your line, as well as inform a member of the Media Relations Office staff. The campus telecommunications office requires orders to be placed at least six days in advance to avoid late service fees.
Men's Basketball Media Press Conferences
Cal hosts a media press conference in the Media Work Room at Haas Pavilion. During the fall semester, most press conferences will take place on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. inside the Media Work Room at Haas Pavilion. The press conference features an appearance by head coach Mike Montgomery and 2-3 requested Cal players. Please be aware that the date and time of the weekly press conferences are subject to change due to the practice/competition schedules.
Use Conditions for Media Credentials at University of California Athletic Events
A working credential ("Credential") is issued as a courtesy to an accredited agency (the "Agency") for the sole purpose of providing stadium or venue access to an individual representative of the Agency (the "Representative") who has a legitimate working function in connection with the event for which the credential is issued (the "Event"). The Credential is non-transferable and may be revoked at any time without cause. Any unauthorized use of the Credential or violation of its terms subjects the Representative to ejection from the Event stadium or venue(s), revocation of the Credential and prosecution for criminal and civil trespass and other legal action, and subjects the Agency to revocation of its access to future Events, as the University of California or its affiliates, agents or employees (collectively, the "University of California") determines at its sole discretion.
The Credential (if issued for a media function) authorizes the use by the Agency, solely for news and editorial coverage of the Event, of any descriptions, accounts, photographs, films, audio or video recordings, or drawings of the Event or of any player interviews, press conferences or other stadium activities related to the Event taken, made, created or compiled by the Agency or the Representative while attending the Event (collectively, "Agency Materials"). For the avoidance of doubt, Agency Materials may not be exploited by the Agency at any time for any purpose other than news and editorial use. Any other use or attempted use by the Representative or the Agency, including any distribution of Agency Materials, including any distribution of Agency Materials to third parties for their use (whether before or after the conclusion of the Event, and whether or not for editorial purposes) and any authorization of any third party to redistribute Agency Materials is expressly prohibited, unless the Agency has obtained the advance written permission of the University of California for such other use. As between the Agency, the Representative and the University of California, the University of California is the exclusive owner of all copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary rights in its names, logos and uniformed designs, and in the Event and all materials (in any and all media) related thereto, except for Agency Materials created pursuant to the credential (to the extent they do not incorporate materials owned by the University of California in accordance with the foregoing).
The Agency and Representative further agree that any Agency Materials taking the form of film, video, or digital video recordings ("Video Highlights") may only be used in connection with a regularly scheduled television newscast aired by the Agency within a seven-day period following the Event, and further agree that the use of Video Highlights from the Event in such newscasts shall not exceed three (3) minutes in length. Use of Video Highlights in any other manner or on any media distribution platform without the advanced written permission of the University of California [and Collegiate Images, LLC, where applicable] is expressly prohibited. Any agency wishing to use film or video in any other manner must obtain written permission for such usage from the University of California or [Collegiate Images, LLC, where applicable]. Representative and Agency shall not transmit or display any video, audio, pictures, photographs or other non-text based accounts or descriptions of the Event or any text based accounts or descriptions of the Event (including without limitation, any web log, blog, online journal or other web based publication) in any media while the Event or the live network presentation of the Event is in progress, except with the advance written permission of the University of California.
The Agency and the Representative assume all risks incident to, and hereby release the University of California from, any and all liability arising in connection with, attending the Event and creating and using Agency Materials. The Agency and the Representative agree to indemnify and hold harmless the University of California from and against any and all liability, loss, damage or expense resulting from or arising out of the issuance of the Credential, the Representative's presence in the stadium or venue, or any other activity of the Agency or Representative in connection with the Event, however caused, whether by negligence or otherwise (including without limitation, any claims that Agency Materials infringe the intellectual property rights, publicity rights or other rights of any third party). Attendance at the Event constitutes agreement by the Agency and the Representative to abide by the foregoing conditions.
Videotape highlights of Cal men's basketball are available each week throughout the season via the Pacific-10 Conference satellite feed. For more information, contact the Pac-10 office at (925) 932-4411.
Visiting Radio Phone Lines
One ISDN and three dial lines are provided for visiting radio use, and all calls must be collect or credit card. Contact Doug Drabik in the Cal Athletic Communications office for more information.
The campus AirBears wireless service is available for all media covering Cal events. Contact a member of the Cal Athletic Communications office to obtain a username and password. AirBears access cards will be available in the media work room 90 minutes before tip-off.