MEDIA RELATIONS Zach Lawson will serve as the media relations contact for the Razorback volleyball team. Lawson returns for his fourth season handling the media relations duties for Arkansas volleyball. The media relations offices are located on the second floor on the north side of Barnhill Arena. Please direct all media inquiries to Lawson. Zach Lawson Assistant Media Relations Director O: 479/575-7089 C: 479/595-2358 F: 479/575-7481 E: email@example.com Press Row: 479/575-4422
INTERVIEW POLICIES All interviews with players and coaches must be arranged through the Media Relations Office. Phone interviews with out-of-town media are encouraged and can also be arranged. The coaching staff is generally available in their offices weekdays between 9 a.m. and noon. All requests for information should be made to Lawson in the Media Relations Office. Players are available prior to their scheduled practices which will generally begin at 3 p.m. during the week; subject to change. Postmatch interviews will be conducted in the media room located off the northwest corner of the arena. The Arkansas locker room is closed to media at all times. Head coach Robert Pulliza is also available every Tuesday at 1 p.m. during the season at Arkansasâ€™ Olympic Sports Press Conference. The weekly media opportunity is held in the media room at Barnhill Arena.
CREDENTIALS Media credentials for Arkansas athletic events may be obtained by contacting Lawson. Credentials may be picked up at the Media Relations Offices up to the day of the event or at media will-call one hour prior to event time. Credential media are required to comply with Southeastern Conference media policy. Members of the media are supplied with weekly press releases including updated individual and team statistics and information on upcoming events. On event days event programs, individual and team stats and any pre-event information will be available at the competition site.
2012 Schedule Date Aug. 24 Aug. 25 Aug. 25 Aug. 28 Aug. 31 Sept. 1 Sept. 1 Sept. 4 Sept. 7 Sept. 8 Sept. 8 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 23 Sept. 28 Sept. 30 Oct. 5 Oct. 7 Oct. 12 Oct. 14 Oct. 19 Oct. 21 Oct. 26 Oct. 28 Nov. 2 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 16 Nov. 18 Nov. 21 Nov. 23
Opponent UT-Martin^ Northwestern State^ Kansas^ Tulsa UMBC! Central Michigan! Michigan! Oklahoma Houtson Baptist% ULM% UTEP% Florida* Tennessee* Georgia* Auburn* LSU* [CST] Florida* Ole Miss* Texas A&M* Tennessee* Kentucky* Mississippi State* Alabama* Missouri* Auburn* Texas A&M* Kentucky* [SPSO] Georgia* Ole Miss* LSU* [ESPNU] South Carolina*
Site Time FAYETTEVILLE 7 p.m. FAYETTEVILLE 11 a.m. FAYETTEVILLE 7 p.m. FAYETTEVILLE 7 p.m. Ann Arbor, Mich. 3 p.m. Ann Arbor, Mich. 12:30 p.m. Ann Arbor, Mich. 6:30 p.m. FAYETTEVILLE 7 p.m. FAYETTEVILLE 7 p.m. FAYETTEVILLE 11 a.m. FAYETTEVILLE 7 p.m. FAYETTEVILLE 7 p.m. Knoxville, Tenn. 6 p.m. Athens, Ga. 12:30 p.m. FAYETTEVILLE 7 p.m. FAYETTEVILLE 1 p.m. Gainesville, Fla. 6 p.m. Oxford, Miss. 1:30 p.m. FAYETTEVILLE 7 p.m. FAYETTEVILLE TBA Lexington, Ky. 6 p.m. Starkville, Miss. 1:30 p.m. FAYETTEVILLE 7 p.m. FAYETTEVILLE 1:30 p.m. Auburn, Ala. 7 p.m. College Station, Texas 1:30 p.m. FAYETTEVILLE Noon FAYETTEVILLE 7 p.m. FAYETTEVILLE 1:30 p.m. Baton Rouge, La. 8 p.m. Columbia, S.C. 12:30 p.m.
^ â€“ Arkansas Invitational ! - adidas/Michigan Challenge % - Razorback Invitational * - SEC match All Times Central/Subject to Change
VISITING MEDIA The University of Arkansas Athletics Department retains all copyrights to its home events. All visiting media must contact the Media Relations Office 48 hours prior to the game to make arrangements. Opponents may be subject to line charges as well as rights fees. The use of courtesy lines is at the discretion of the visiting SID. Others requesting a phone line should contact the UA phone office for the current provider. Requests for live or tape-delayed television rights should be made one week in advance and in writing to the Media Relations Office.
Wireless internet access is also provided in Barnhill Arena on press row. Please contact Lawson for more information.
Members of the media may request that they be added to the Arkansas Media Relations email list. List members receive game stories, stats, updates and other information via email. Please contact Lawson to be added to the list.
Barnhill Arena is located adjacent to the football stadium. Please drop your athletes off at the northwest entrance to Barnhill before parking vans or cars. Parking permits are not required after 5 p.m. MondayFriday or weekends. If you will be in Barnhill during regular business hours, please make arrangements to receive a parking pass from the Arkansas coaching staff as tickets may be issued. Parking can be found south of the arena or in The Pit (the football stadium) north of the arena. Parking is also available at the parking lot west of Barnhill Arena.
Photography credentials are issued to newspapers, wire services and special periodical publications on a first-come, first-served basis. No flash photography is permitted, and strobe use must be approved in advance. Photographers are required to stay behind the marked areas behind the playing area. There has been a rule change for photographers establishing the media area as within one meter of the boundary defining the playable area. Media are NOT allowed in front of the team benches or between the attack lines on the bench side of the court.
The 2012 Arkansas Volleyball Media Guide was written and edited by Assistant Media Relations Director Zach Lawson with writing assistance from Media Relations assistant Stephen McGowan and editorial assistance from Associate Media Relations Directors Jeri Thorpe and Robby Edwards, Mary Lynn Gibson and the volleyball staff. Photography by David Yerby, Russell Cothern, Jon VerHoeven, Jim Burgess, Wes Putt, Wesley Hitt, Gary Yancey and Walt Beazley. Thanks also to several sports information offices. Cover designs by Andrew Reynolds.
2012 ARKANSAS RAZORBACK VOLLEYBALL MEDIA GUIDE
2012 Arkansas Volleyball Media Guide with bios, history, stats and records