Duquesne Athletics Media Relations
A.J. Palumbo Center, Room 124
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
DUQUESNE MEDIA RELATIONS STAFF
Dave Saba • Associate AD/Media Relations
Men's Basketball, Men's Soccer
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George Nieman • Asst. Director of Media Relations
Football, Men's & Women's Cross Country, Lacrosse,
Women's Swimming, Rowing, Men's Track
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Ryan Gavatorta • Asst. Director of Media Relations
Women's Basketball, Women's Soccer, Volleyball, Men's & Women's Tennis, Women's Track & Field
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MEDIA RELATIONS SERVICES
Below is an outline of some of the services the Duquesne University athletics media relations office provides for men's basketball home games. Please feel free to contact the DU media relations office for assistance.
Campus Map and Directions to Palumbo Center
Credentials are issued to members of the working media only. Work space at Palumbo Center is limited. Children and other nonworkers are not allowed on press row. Credential requests should be made via e-mail to Dave Saba in advance of each game. If time permits, the passes will be mailed. If not, the passes will be left at the table inside the doors of the media entrance (located on the northeast side of the Palumbo Center off of Forbes Avenue). Credentials will be available at the media entrance 90 minutes prior to tip-off.
Media parking is located at the Forbes Garage Surface Lot located a half-block before the Palumbo Center on Forbes Avenue. Those who request credentials will be placed on the gate list. Physical parking passes are not distributed.
Media seating is located at courtside, opposite the team benches and in both end zones. SEATING IS FOR MEMBERS OF THE WORKING MEDIA ONLY. Duquesne University and the United States Basketball Writers Association remind each member of the media that press row is a working area. Cheerleading for either team will not be tolerated.
Wireless internet service is available in both the main arena and media room. Contact a media relations office representative for password information.
Live statistics via both StatBroadcast and Gametracker as well as streaming video of all Duquesne home games are available for all home games. To access Gametracker and streaming video, please visit www.GoDuquesne.com. The StatBroadcast system may be accessed by logging on to www.DUQStats.com from any electronic device.
Press Row Service
Box scores will be distributed to the media at halftime. Final box scores will be available in the media room following the game. In addition, both print and electronic media will have access to in-game statistics via provided iPads.
The media room is located off the main arena court in the Aloe Suite at the southeast corner of the Palumbo Center (off the right side of press row as you face the court). Game programs, game notes and other pertinent media materials are available 90 minutes prior to game time. A pre-game meal will also be served 60 minutes prior to tip-off.
The NCAA has established a policy to control congestion in the photo areas during basketball games. ONLY PHOTOGRAPHERS ON ASSIGNMENT AND/OR WORKING TELEVISION MEDIA WILL BE GRANTED CREDENTIALS. Camera persons may work along the baseline ONLY - on either end of the court, but not exactly under the basket support. Photographers must be seated beyond the white line on the baseline opposite the Duquesne cheerleaders and dance team.
Radio and television stations must acquire permission to broadcast Duquesne University home games. Contact Dave Saba, Associate AD/Athletics Media Relations, regarding broadcast access. Three radio lines, plus an ISDN line, are available for visiting radio. VISITING RADIO IS LOCATED AT THE FOUL LINE, ACROSS FROM THE VISITORS' BENCH. Three can sit comfortably in the area provided. An iPad that updates player statistics during the game will also be provided. You will need to bring long phone cords to plug into the telephone jacks which are clearly labeled and located at midcourt. Radio stations serving as the official carrier of Atlantic 10 Conference school broadcasts have first right to the telephone lines. Additional lines may be installed at the A.J. Palumbo Center at the broadcaster's expense by calling the Telecommunications Office at 412-396-6059. Non-conference visiting teams may use the radio lines at a cost of $75 per game unless a reciprocal agreement is established prior to game day.
Selected Duquesne players and head coach Jim Ferry will be brought to the media room following the NCAA-mandated 10-minute "cooling off" period at DU home games. The visiting coach will be brought in only if requested. THE DUQUESNE LOCKER ROOM IS CLOSED TO MEDIA. On the road, if an interview area is not provided, Duquesne players and coaches will be available outside the locker room. After each game, coach Ferry will meet with the team, then do a brief radio show at courtside, before meeting with the media.
Student-athlete interviews are arranged through the media relations office. We will do our best to coordinate an interview time that is convenient for both the athlete and media member. (We ask that you keep in mind between class, practice and study hall, an athlete's schedule can be pretty full.) The best time to interview an athlete is early afternoon or after practice.
Members of the media are encouraged to keep up with the latest in Duquesne athletics at www.GoDuquesne.com. Stats, results and game notes are updated daily in an effort to provide the latest happenings on the Bluff. A virtual media guide as well as an electonic media supplement will be available online. In addition, notes and stats for every game are uploaded in a timely manner.
DIRECTIONS TO A.J. PALUMBO CENTER
Pittsburgh International Airport is located 19 miles (approximately 30 min.) west of Downtown Pittsburgh and Duquesne University. Allow more time if traveling during morning or evening rush hour. For Mapquest purposes, use the street address listed above (600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15282).
From the Airport -- WEST
Take I-376 East from the airport exit. Follow signs for Pittsburgh. You will enter the downtown area through the Fort Pitt Tunnel/Fort Pitt Bridge. Stay in the right lane through the tunnel and over the bridge. Veer right at the end of the bridge and follow signs for Monroeville/I-376. Merge into the left lane and take Exit #71A (Grant Street). Follow Grant Street to Forbes Avenue and turn right. Follow Forbes Avenue (0.2 miles) to the Forbes Avenue parking garage (on right).
From the NORTH
Take I-79 South and veer left to Exit #72 (I-279 South). Follow I-279 to Exit #2A (I-579 South) on right. Take the Veterans Memorial Bridge across the Allegheny River to the 6th and 7th Avenue Exit. Follow signs to CONSOL Energy Center. At the traffic light when the Marriott City Center is on your right, make a right onto Washington Place. To get to the Forbes Avenue parking garage, make a left at the third light onto Forbes Avenue. The Forbes Avenue parking garage is located on the right-hand side of the street (just past the McAnulty Drive entrance to Duquesne).
From the SOUTH
Take I-79 North to Exit 59A (I-376 East) toward Pittsburgh, continue to the city as described above (from the airport).
From the EAST
Exit the Pennsylvania Turnpike at Monroeville (Pittsburgh Exit #57) and follow I-376 West to Exit #71B (Blvd. of the Allies/Liberty Bridge). Stay in right lane. The road will split into a "Y", keep right. This takes you onto the campus of Duquesne University. On football game days, you must make a right on Stevenson Street, cross Forbes Avenue and make a left on Fifth Avenue. Proceed to Washington Place and make a left (the McAnulty Drive entrance to campus will be directly in front of you. The Forbes Avenue parking garage is located on the right-hand side of the street (just past the McAnulty entrance to Duquesne).
WEBSITES OF INTEREST
Daily Duquesne Coverage
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - www.post-gazette.com
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - www.triblive.com
The Duquesne Duke - www.theduquesneduke.com
Local Television Stations
KDKA (CBS) - www.kdka.com
WPXI (NBC) - www.wpxi.com
WTAE (ABC) - www.thepittsburghchannel.com
Local Sports Radio
ESPN 970-AM - www.970ESPN.com
93.7-FM The Fan - www.937thefan.com
CBS Sports - www.cbssportsline.com
ESPN - www.espn.com
FOX Sports - msn.foxsports.com
USA Today - www.usatoday.com
Yahoo Sports - www.yahoosports.com
Atlantic 10 Conference