Sports InformationUT Tyler Media & Public Relations


Philosophy: The Athletics Media and Public Relations Office at The University of Texas at Tyler serves as the intermediary between the University's 15 varsity athletic programs and the local and national media. In doing so, the office strives to enhance the publicity and showcase the accomplishments of all UT Tyler student-athletes on the playing surface, in the classroom and within the surrounding community.

Goal: To provide the best possible media coverage of UT Tyler athletics - including the department's student-athletes, coaching staffs and administration - by facilitating the requests initiated by various print, television, radio and electronic media members.

The Media and Public Relations staff also provides an expanding range of services to meet the ever-growing needs of the media covering Patriot athletics and UT Tyler fans. These initiatives center around social media, timely results reporting and assisting other information-seeking organizations and individuals. Additionally, the department serves as the chief public division of UT Tyler athletics, upholding UT Tyler's image as a top NCAA Division III athletics program in its relations with media, fans and other individuals wishing to learn more about UT Tyler athletics and its members.

Media Outlets Covering UT Tyler

Tyler Morning Telegraph
Phil Hicks, Sports Editor and Beat Writer
http://www.tylerpaper.com

KLTV - 7 (ABC)
Ryan Peterson, Sports Director
Justin Woodard, Sports Reporter
http://www.kltv.com

CBS - 19 (CBS)
Eric Sullivan, Sports Director
Jeff Schaffer, Sports Reporter
http://www.cbs19.tv

KETK - 56 (NBC)
Danny Elzner, Sport Director
Phil Kuchinsky, Sports Reporter
http://www.ketknbc.com

KTBB - 600 AM/92.1 FM - ESPN TYLER
Bill Coates, Sports Director
http://www.ktbb.com

Ways to Follow the Patriots

Web
http://www.uttylerpatriots.com

Blog
http://www.theinsideswoop.com

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/uttylerpatriots

Instagram
@uttylerpatriots

Twitter
http://www.twitter.com/uttylerpatriots

YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/uttylerathletics

RSS Feeds
http://www.uttylerpatriots.com/news/rss/

American Southwest Conference
http://www.ascsports.org

 

Interviews & Services

E-mail Service - Every press release that is released by UT Tyler Athletics is available via e-mail. This includes release copy and PDF-formatted game notes. To be added to the distribution list, please complete this form.

Press Row Services - Programs, statistics and flip cards will be available prior to the start of each game. Complete box scores and play-by-play sheets will be distributed to the media at halftime and at the end of the game. In some sports, a bank of statistics monitors also is located on press row and will continually be updated throughout the game.

Post-game Interviews - UT Tyler head coaches and players will be available to the media following a 10-minute "cooling-off" period. Media members should submit player requests for post-game interviews to the UT Tyler Public and Media Relations staff before the end of the contest. 

In-Season Interview Policy - All requests for UT Tyler player or coach interviews must be made through the UT Tyler Media and Public Relations Office at (903) 565-5559. Please provide at least 24 hours notice for all interview requests and be aware that the student-athlete's academic obligations will always take precedence. Interviews may also be done in person following practice. Since practice times vary, please contact the Media and Public Relations staff for an updated schedule. On game days, no interviews will be granted prior to competition.

Statistics/Roster/Schedules - The most current version of team information is available on the UT Tyler athletics web site.

 

Radio/Television/Internet Broadcasts

The rights to all broadcasts originating from the UT Tyler campus are owned by The University of Texas at Tyler and The University of Texas System. Outside parties planning to broadcast athletics events from the UT Tyler campus must obtain prior approval from the UT Tyler Media and Public Relations Office.

Generally and with approval, radio and audio streaming broadcasts may be aired by visiting institutions back to their normal market area or on-line outlet.

Television and streaming video broadcasts require additional information to be submitted.

Arrangements for broadcast space and phone lines should be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the contest date. To make arrangements, contact the UT Tyler Media and Public Relations Office at (903) 565-5816.

 

UT Tyler Social Media Policy (For PDF click the link)

 

For More Information, Please Contact:

 

Jeff Williford - Student and Sports Communications Coordinator
903.565.5816
jwilliford@uttyler.edu

Peyton Low - Assistant AD, Public Relations and Operations
903.565.5559
plow@uttyler.edu