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All media requests related to the Tennessee men’s basketball program should be directed to Tom Satkowiak (865-974-7501, tomsid@


Outlets interested in obtaining credentials to cover Tennessee basketball home games must apply for credentials via Sports Systems. LINK: Upon visiting the link provided above, applicants must check a box indicating that they agree to the Southeastern Conference’s media credentialing terms and conditions for use before selecting “Tennessee men’s basketball.” Applications for single-game credentials should be submitted at least one week in advance of the game(s) one plans to cover. Credentials may be mailed or left at the media entrance on the southeast end of ThompsonBoling Arena (event level). Only working media, staff and professional basketball scouts will be issued credentials, and all credentials remain the property of the University of Tennessee. Credentials are non-transferable, and UT reserves the right to revoke credentials for misuse.


• Media Parking is in Lot G-10, the parking garage on the east side of the arena. • Media Entrance is located on the lower southeast side of the arena and opens two hours before tipoff. • Media Seating is located behind the south end of the east baseline. • A Media Meal is served in the lower east end of the arena starting 90 minutes before game time. • Live Stats can be accessed via a web browser at • A Media Work Area is located on the lower east side of the arena. Wireless Internet is available, as are a limited number of hard-line Ethernet connections for photo transmission. • The Postgame Press Conference is held in the lower east end of the arena following a brief cooling-off period after the game. Head coach Cuonzo Martin addresses the media and is followed by selected Tennessee student-athletes (visitor interviews take place outside the visiting locker room, which is located behind the north end of the court).



Media may request interviews with Cuonzo Martin by calling or emailing basketball SID Tom Satkowiak at 865-974-7501 or tomsid@


All requests for player interviews must be directed to SID Tom Satkowiak. Please make your requests at least 24 hours in advance. On gamedays, players are not available for interviews until after the game. Under no circumstances are players available for interviews by calling/texting/emailing/Tweeting them directly. Players are instructed not to grant any interviews unless prior arrangements are made through the media relations office.


Throughout the SEC season, Cuonzo Martin hosts a weekly media luncheon in the Arena Dining area (Room A) at Thompson-Boling Arena. The entrance to Arena Dining is located at the northeast corner of the arena off Phillip Fulmer Way.


If you wish to receive the most up-to-date information regarding Tennessee basketball (including all press releases and media availability notices) via email, please send a request to SID Tom Satkowiak at


During games, photographers are restricted to areas along the baselines of the court. At no time are photographers or videographers allowed behind the team benches.


In games at Thompson-Boling Arena, opponents are permitted one free origination, to be designated by the school’s athletics director. Requests should be directed to Tom Satkowiak in the media relations office. Information about clearance to broadcast games should be directed to Steve Early, IMG College/Vol Network, P.O. Box 11125, Knoxville, TN 37939 (865-212-3570).


Inquiries about clearance to broadcast games should be directed to Steve Early, IMG College/Vol Network, P.O. Box 11125, Knoxville, TN 37939, telephone (865) 212-3570.



By acceptance and use of a Tennessee media credential, the holder agrees to the following conditions as established by UT and the Southeastern Conference: In-Game Blogging, including periodic updates of scores, statistics or other brief descriptions of the competition (such as Tweets and social-networking status updates) throughout the event, is acceptable provided that the bearer conforms to the blogging policies separately published by the SEC, as such policies may be revised from time to time. No bearer may produce or disseminate in any form a “real-time” description or transmission of the event in any manner that constitutes, or is intended to provide or is promoted or marketed as, a substitute for television or video coverage of the event. The bearer agrees that the determination of whether a blog is a real-time description or transmission shall be made by the SEC in its reasonable discretion. If the SEC reasonably determines that a bearer is producing a real-time description of the event, the SEC reserves the right to pursue all available remedies against the bearer and to revoke the credential.


Upon execution of a separate agreement with terms and conditions governing the use thereof, the bearer will be afforded access to video and audio of broadcast events for use on the bearer’s official news website(s), at no premium or charge. Otherwise, except as specifically permitted (with respect to online, nonarchived simulcasts), the bearer shall not post, place or distribute or make available video (or audio from broadcast feeds) of game action of any event (including bearer-generated video of game action of an event) on or through the Internet or any other new media distribution platform (any other platform than print media or a form of television not available or viewable over the Internet, except for non-archived simulcasts specifically permitted) including, without limitation, wireless handsets, podcasts, cell phones or PDAs.


To access Tennessee’s official athletics website, visit Information on SEC athletics can be accessed online at SECsports. com. In addition, you can stay up-to-date on the Tennessee basketball program using popular social networking services Facebook (, Twitter and Instagram (@Vol_Hoops).

NOTE: For the purposes of these guidelines, the term “practice” refers not only to standard on-court basketball practice sessions but also any other practice-related activities, including, but not limited to: conditioning, weights, film sessions and individual workouts.


Thompson-Boling Arena: Media must observe practice from the media seating area behind the east baseline. If this area is unavailable, media must observe practice from the seats in the South 100 Level (Sections 119-123). Videographers and photographers may shoot from the floor but should return to the aforementioned area when not shooting or when asked by a member of the UT Media Relations staff. Producers and announcers from the television network that is scheduled to air the next Tennessee game may observe from the television position on the south end of the arena (midcourt). Pratt Pavilion: Media must observe practice from the balcony overlooking the court on the west side of the facility. Videographers and photographers may shoot from the floor but should return to the aforementioned area when not shooting or when asked by a member of the UT Media Relations staff.


Participating in a live radio or online broadcast, during which University of Tennessee athletics is a topic of conversation, is prohibited while the participant is in view of practice or any practice-related activities (conditioning, weights, film session, etc.). Any and all exceptions — such as live radio remotes during preseason media day — must be approved at least one day in advance by the UT Media Relations Department.


Posting — either directly or via an intermediary — updates related to practice is prohibited. This also applies to message boards and all forms of social media. Media members also are prohibited at all times from posting practice photos or video while that day’s practice is taking place. Exceptions are made for B-Roll video shown during daily newcasts.


With the exception of videographers from network television affiliates (game crews), all media members wishing to shoot video at practice must receive prior approval from the UT Media Relations Department. And with the exception of pre- or post-practice interviews, all video content that is broadcast or posted online must be less than three minutes in duration, per practice. Posting video that includes offensive audio content (such as cursing) or gameplan-specific audio is prohibited.

MEDIA RELATIONS STAFF TOM SATKOWIAK Associate Media Relations Director (Men’s Basketball Contact) Office: (865) 974-7501 Cell: (865) 696-2897 E-mail: Twitter: @TomSatkowiak

JIMMY STANTON Sr. Associate AD - Communications Office: (865) 974-4167 Cell: (865) 306-2052 E-mail: Twitter: @JimmyStanton

JASON YELLIN Assistant AD - Media Relations Office: (865) 974-9494 Cell: (865) 314-0273 E-mail: Twitter: @JasonYellin

NATE BAIN Graduate Assistant - Media Relations (Secondary Men’s Basketball Contact) Office: (865) 974-1220 E-mail: Twitter: @NateBain

Associate Directors: Tom Satkowiak, Eric Trainer Assistant Directors: Brian Bruce, Betsy Devine, Mary-Carter Kniffen, Stephen Lee, Amanda Pruitt Graduate Assistants: Nate Bain, Cassandra Novy Multimedia Assistant: Dani Klupenger


Anderson Training Center Phone: (865) 974-1212 Fax: (865) 974-9496 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 15016, Knoxville, TN 37901 Shipping Address: 1551 Lake Loudoun Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996


OUR MISSION: To inspire and support our student-athletes in the pursuit of comprehensive excellence. OUR VISION: To represent the University of Tennessee among the nation’s premier athletics programs by developing student-athletes who graduate, compete for championships and conduct themselves in a first-class manner honoring and fulfilling the Volunteer Spirit. OUR CORE VALUES: Integrity Without Compromise National Leadership Service to Our Students, Fans and Community Personal Accountability Inclusion and Respect for the Individual Relentless Competitiveness Excellence in Education






SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE Throughout the history of men’s college basketball, the Southeastern Conference has captured 11 NCAA Championships and four NIT titles, putting the SEC as one of the nation’s top basketball conferences. During the 2006-07 academic year, the Southeastern Conference became the first conference to win the Division I National Championship in Football (Florida), Men’s Mike Slive Basketball (Florida) and Women’s Basketball SEC Commissioner (Tennessee) in the same school year. Only the SEC and the Big East have ever won both the men’s and women’s basketball titles in one season. The SEC has won both three times (1996, 1998 and 2007), as has the Big East (2003, 2004 and 2013). Eight SEC teams ranked in the Top 100 of the final regular-season (March 18) NCAA Men’s Basketball RPI last year. Only the Big East (11) and Atlantic 10 (10) had more. The SEC has won at least 65 percent of its non-conference games since the league expanded to 12 teams in 1991-92. The SEC led all other conferences with 12 players selected in the 2012 NBA Draft, including eight that were selected in the first round. Over the last seven NBA Drafts, 47 SEC players have heard their names called. A total of six SEC teams received postseason invitations in 2013 with three (Florida, Ole Miss and Missouri) receiving bids to the NCAA Tournament and three (Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee) getting NIT invites. The SEC has won 11 NCAA men’s basketball tournament titles. Since 1993, the SEC has won six men’s basketball national championships – Arkansas (1994), Kentucky (1996), Kentucky (1998), Florida (2006), Florida (2007) and Kentucky (2012). Only the ACC (6) has won as many men’s basketball titles during this time. The SEC is the one of just three conferences in the nation to have all of its teams ranked at least one week in the Associated Press top 25 (excluding preseason polls) since 1999-00. Simply stated, every SEC team has been a top-25 team nationally at one point in the last 10 seasons. More than 2.4 million fans have witnessed SEC basketball in each of the last seven seasons. Kentucky and Tennessee were both ranked among the top six nationally in average regularseason attendance in 2013. The Wildcats led the nation with an average of 23,099 fans per game while the Vols were sixth with an average of 17,395. Every team in the SEC has made at least one NCAA Tournament appearance in the last 11 editions of the NCAA Tournament. The SEC is 50-27 (64.9 percent) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament over the last 15 tournaments (since 1999). In 1999 the SEC won each of its six first round games, becoming the first conference to have six teams win their first round games in the same season. The Southeastern Conference has had at least one team advance to the Sweet Sixteen in 23 of the last 24 years. The SEC record for most teams advancing to the Sweet Sixteen is four which was accomplished in 1986 (Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky, LSU) and in 1996 (Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi State). Eleven of the SEC’s 14 members have advanced to the Sweet Sixteen since 1996. Each of the 126 conference games will be televised live as part of the SEC’s historic 15-year agreements with CBS Sports and ESPN that began in 2009-10. Almost half of the SEC’s league games will be distributed nationally with ESPN or ESPN2 televising 31 contests, ESPNU showing 18 and CBS Sports five. Additionally, nine games will be offered on ESPN3. The SEC’s games on ESPN platforms are exclusively branded as the “SEC on ESPN.”



Phone Number: (205) 458-3010 Fax Number: (205) 458-3030 Mailing Address: 2201 Richard Arrington Blvd. North Birmingham, AL 35203

*Craig Pinkerton, Director Herb Vincent, Assoc. Commissioner Tammy Wilson, Assoc. Director Chuck Dunlap, Assoc. Director Chevonne Mansfield, Asst. Director *men’s basketball contact


The SEC has an extensive online presence at SECsports. com. The SEC offers a media-only section of the website ( Media covering the SEC can retrieve information from the conference office as well as the 14 SEC institutions from the media site. A championship credentialing system is also available on the site.


The weekly SEC coaches teleconference is scheduled for every Monday Jan. 6 through March 10. The postseason teleconference is set for Monday, March 17 at 11 a.m. (Eastern). It will feature coaches from all SEC teams participating in the postseason. Audio from all SEC basketball teleconferences can be accessed online at shortly after their conclusion. Order of Appearance (All Times Eastern) 11:00 a.m. Kevin Stallings, Vanderbilt 11:07 a.m. Billy Donovan, Florida 11:14 a.m. Frank Martin, South Carolina 11:21 a.m. Mark Fox, Georgia 11:28 a.m. Johnny Jones, LSU 11:35 a.m. John Calipari, Kentucky 11:42 a.m. Cuonzo Martin, Tennessee 11:49 a.m. Mike Anderson, Arkansas 11:56 a.m. Anthony Grant, Alabama 12:03 p.m. Tony Barbee, Auburn 12:10 p..m. Andy Kennedy, Ole Miss 12:17 p.m. Rick Ray, Mississippi State 12:24 p.m. Frank Haith, Missouri 12:31 p.m. Billy Kennedy, Texas A&M


The SEC names a Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week in men’s basketball every Monday during the season. Each week’s selections are released for Monday afternoon publication. Nominations for the awards are made each week by the men’s basketball SIDs.


For more than 60 years the Vol Network has served as the main communications link between the University of Tennessee and its fans. IMG College/Vol Network manages the multi-media and marketing rights to University of Tennessee athletics. IMG is recognized as the world’s premier sports, entertainment and media company. With 50 radio affiliates and statewide coverage, the Vol Network boasts one of the largest collegiate basketball networks in the country. The Cuonzo Martin Television Show, which begins in early January and runs weekly during basketball season, is shown on network television stations across the state in all five major Tennessee television markets and regionally in the Southeast on SportSouth. IMG College/Vol Network (865) 212-3570 • 6701 Baum Drive, Suite 100 • Knoxville, TN 37919


Tennessee Tipoff Show: Vol Network coverage begins with this informative and entertaining show, which airs 30 minutes before tipoff. Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp set the stage from the game site. Network host John Wilkerson previews action around the country and the SEC. Game Broadcast: Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp provide exciting play-by-play action of Tennessee Volunteers basketball. Big Orange Scoreboard: After each game, John Wilkerson gets listeners caught up with scores, reports and updates from the SEC and around the country. The Vol Network provides an exclusive courtside interview with the player of the game, and Bob Kesling recaps the game with a review of the final statistics. Cuonzo Martin Show: Following each game, UT head coach Cuonzo Martin gives an exclusive courtside interview with Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp. Fans are encouraged to stay and listen near the broadcast position.

CUONZO MARTIN TV SHOW AFFILIATES Chattanooga Jackson Knoxville Memphis Nashville Tri-Cities Southeastern U.S.

WTVC Ch. 9 E+TV6 WVLT Ch. 8 MyVLT Ch. 30 WMC Ch. 5 WZTV Ch. 17 WJHL Ch. 11 SportSouth

Sat., 1:00 p.m. Fri., 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sat., 11:00 a.m. Sun., 9:00 p.m. Sat., Noon Sat., 11:30 a.m. Sat., Noon Sun., 12:30 p.m.


This season the Vol Network is proud to partner with Calhoun’s on the River, home of the official call-in show of University of Tennessee Athletics: Vol Calls! The weekly call-in show fields questions from fans throughout the Southeast and the rest of the country. Vol Calls is entering its 25th year on the air, making it the longest-running sports talk program in Tennessee. The show is hosted by the Vol Network’s Bob Kesling and Brent Hubbs of and features weekly guests. Vol Calls broadcasts live in Knoxville and airs statewide from 8-9 p.m. ET (7-8 p.m. CT). *Vol Calls is heard on Wednesday nights until UT's football season ends. This is the 14th straight season that Bob Kesling (left) and former Vol Bert Bertelkamp team up for Vol Network radio broadcasts.

VOL NETWORK RADIO AFFILIATES Market Bristol Camden Chattanooga Clarksville Cleveland Columbia Columbia Cookeville Crossville Dresden Elizabethton Erwin Fayetteville Franklin Greeneville Greeneville Jackson Johnson City Kingsport

Station Frequency WOPI - AM 1490 WRJB - FM 98.3 WGOW - FM 102.3 WJZM - AM 1400 WCLE - FM 104.1 WKOM - FM 101.7 WMCP - AM 1280 WBXE - FM 93.7 WOWF - FM 102.5 WCDZ - FM 95.1 WKPP - AM 1520 WEMB - AM 1420 WYTM - FM 105.5 WAKM - AM 950 WGRV - AM 1340 WIKQ - FM 103.1 WDXI - AM 1310 WKTP - AM 1590 WKPT - AM 1400

Market Knoxville Knoxville LaFollette Lawrenceburg Lenoir City Lenoir City Lewisburg Lewisburg Lexington Livingston Livingston Madisonville Manchester Martin McMinnville Memphis Memphis Morristown Nashville

Station Frequency WNML - AM 990 WIVK - FM 107.7 WQLA - FM 104.9 WDXE - FM 95.9 WLIL - AM 730 WLIL - FM 93.5 WJJM - AM 1490 WJJM - FM 94.3 WBFG - FM 96.5 WLIV - AM 920 WLIV - FM 104.7 WRKQ - AM 1250 WFTZ - FM 101.5 WCMT - AM 1410 WKZA - FM 107.3 WMSB - AM 680 WMSF - FM 92.9 WCRK - AM 1150 WGFX - FM 104.5

Market Newport Oneida Paris Paris Pulaski Savannah Smithville Smithville Tri-Cities Union City Wartburg Waverly Winchester

Station Frequency WLIK - AM 1270 WBNT - FM 105.5 WTPR - AM 710 WTPR - FM 101.5 WKSR - FM 98.3 WKWX - FM 93.5 WJLE - AM 1480 WJLE - FM 101.7 WQUT - FM 101.5 WENK - AM 1240 WECO - FM 101.3 WQMV - AM 1060 WCDT - AM 1340

Fans out of broadcast range can listen via: XM/Sirius Satellite Radio Teamline USA: 1-800-846-4700 ext. 5405







Go north (left) on U.S. Highway 129 leaving airport. After crossing the Tennessee River bridge just outside of Knoxville, exit on U.S. Highways 11 and 70 (Cumberland Avenue). Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp and turn right at the second light onto Volunteer Boulevard. Follow Volunteer Boulevard into campus and turn right at the third traffic light onto Lake Loudoun Boulevard to the arena.

 From I-75 South (Lexington):

Follow I-75 South to I-275 South just past Merchants Drive. Follow I-275 to I-40 East. Exit I-40 east at James White Parkway and follow Parkway to Neyland Drive (Tennessee Highway 153) and arena is on right.

 From I-40 East (from Nashville)

and I-75 North (from Atlanta/Chattanooga): Follow I-40 and I-75 to I-40/I-75 junction in West Knoxville. Continue on I-40 East to U.S. Highway 129 South. Follow 129 South to the U.S. 11-70 exit. Turn left off the exit ramp onto U.S. 11-70 (Cumberland Avenue) and turn right on Volunteer Boulevard at the third traffic light. Follow Volunteer Boulevard into campus and turn right at the third traffic light onto Lake Loudoun Boulevard to the arena.

 From I-40 West (from Asheville, N.C.):

Follow I-40 to Exit 389. Exit onto Hall of Fame Drive (exit 389). Turn left onto Hall of Fame Drive. Follow signs to Neyland Drive. Turn right onto Neyland Drive. Turn right onto Lake Loudon Blvd. HOTELS/LODGING Hilton Knoxville - Downtown (865) 523-2300 501 W. Church St. 37902-2591 Holiday Inn Select Downtown (865) 522-2800 525 Henley St. 37902 Marriott Knoxville - Downtown (865) 637-1234 500 Hill Avenue SE 37915 Radisson Summit Hill - Downtown (865) 522-2600 401 W. Summit Hill Drive 37902 Courtyard By Marriott - West (865) 539-0600 216 Langley Place 37922 Holiday Inn Central at Papermill - West (865) 584-3911 1315 Kirby Rd. 37909 Holiday Inn Select West (865) 693-1011 304 N. Cedar Bluff Rd. 37923 Hilton - Airport (865) 970-4300 2001 Alcoa Highway 37701 Cumberland House (865) 342-7680 1109 White Ave. 37916 Hampton Inn & Suites (865) 522-5400 618 W Main St. 37902


Compliance with NCAA rules is one of the highest priorities for the University of Tennessee and our athletics department. As a member of the NCAA, the University of Tennessee is responsible for the actions of its boosters and fans. Even the best intentions may violate NCAA rules. We need your help in observing all SEC and NCAA regulations. Boosters and fans must be careful of their interaction with prospective and current student-athletes. Therefore, we encourage our boosters and fans to “Ask Before You Act” by contacting the Compliance Office at 865-974-3871.


There are many ways an individual can be classified as a representative of Tennessee’s athletics interests. You are a “representative of The University of Tennessee’s athletics interests,” if you have been involved in a booster club, made financial contributions to the athletics program or booster organizations, provided benefits to an enrolled student-athlete, assisted in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes, or been involved in the promotion of UT athletics. Please note that once you have been identified as a representative of University of Tennessee athletics interests, you retain that identity indefinitely.


Only coaches and athletics department staff members can be involved in the recruiting process. All “athletics representatives” who are not employees of UT are prohibited from contacting a prospect by telephone, letter or in-person, on- or off-campus, for the purpose of encouraging participation in athletics at UT. It is not permissible for prospects, studentathletes or their relatives and friends to receive any extra benefits or special arrangements from a booster. Extra benefits include, but are not limited to: cash or loans in any amount; co-signing or arranging a loan; providing gifts of any kind (e.g. clothing, airline tickets, or holiday cards); providing special discounts for goods and services; use of an automobile. If you are an established friend or neighbor of a prospect, you may have contact with the prospect provided you do not try to recruit the prospect on behalf of UT, and that such contacts are not made at the direction of UT’s coaching staff. Please note that a prospect is a person who has started classes for the ninth grade.


The Compliance Office must keep written records verifying all student-athlete employment. NCAA rules stipulate that compensation may be paid to a student-athlete only for work actually performed and at a rate commensurate with the going rate in that locality for similar service. NCAA rules also prohibit employers from using the name or picture of a student-athlete to directly or indirectly advertise, recommend or promote the sale or use of a commercial product or service of any kind. Do not provide an honorarium to a studentathlete for a speaking engagement. Compensation may not include any remuneration for value or utility that the student-athlete may have for the employer because of publicity, reputation, fame or personal following that he or she has obtained because of athletics ability. Remember: “PLAY BY THE RULES” Tennessee Athletics Compliance (865) 974-3871

RESTAURANTS NEAR THE ARENA Arena Dining (in the arena) (865) 521-0092 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way 37996 Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria (865) 521-0092 200 E. Jackson Ave. 37915-1005 Calhoun's on the River (865) 673-3355 400 Neyland Dr. 37902 Chesapeake's (seafood) (865) 673-3433 500 Henley St. 37902-2802 Copper Cellar/Cumberland Grill (865) 673-3411 1807 Cumberland Ave. 37916-3009 Downtown Grill & Brewery (865) 633-8111 424 S Gay St. 37902-1103 Mellow Mushroom (pizza, sandwiches) (865) 524-7979 2109 Cumberland Ave. 37916 Ruth's Chris Steak House (865) 546-4696 950 Volunteer Landing Lane 37915 SunSpot (vegetarian) (865) 637-4663 2200 Cumberland Ave. 37916



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