Football Media Information
Media Relations Staff
Media Availability for Coaches
North Texas head coach Dan McCarney will be available for media interviews on a regular schedule throughout the season. All requests for interviews at times other than the regularly-scheduled availabilities should be made through the athletic media relations office. Requests for interviews of assistant coaches will be granted with prior approval of Coach McCarney and must be made in advance through the media relations office.
Sun Belt Conference Teleconference
Coach McCarney’s availability for the media begins Monday with the Sun Belt Conference teleconference which is held each Monday throughout the season. All nine Sun Belt Coaches have a designated 10-minute time slot on the teleconference. Please contact the North Texas media relations office or the Sun Belt Conference office for the time and call-in number.
Coach McCarney will hold his weekly radio show at 6:30 p.m. Mondays from Rudy’s in Denton.
Coach McCarney will hold a press conference each week on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Mercer Press Lounge in Apogee Stadium. Afterwards requested players will be available to speak to the media. All player requests must be submitted to the North Texas media relations office by 12 p.m. on Monday. If a requested player is not available at the press conference, he will be made available after practice on Tuesday.
Out of Town Media
Coach McCarney and his assistant coaches are also available by request to out-of-town media. Contact the media relations office to arrange these requests.
All player interviews must be arranged through the Athletic Media Relations office. Player interviews will be conducted on Tuesday following Coach McCarney’s press conference or following practice on Tuesday if the requested player is not available at the press conference. Special exceptions may be granted to those media members needing to interview players prior to Tuesday practice at the discretion of the media relations office.
North Texas football practices are closed to the media with the exception of the first five periods (25 minutes) on Tuesday and Wednesday. Coach McCarney and the players that were not available for the Tuesday press conference will be made available for interviews immediately following Tuesday’s practice. No coaches or players will be available after Tuesday.
Mean Green on the Web
Statistics and news releases on North Texas football and all 16 Mean Green athletic programs are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.MeanGreenSports.com, the official website of North Texas Athletics.
All requests for press, broadcast, photo and parking credentials should be made in writing at least one week prior to the requested game. Direct all requests to Eric Capper, Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations, by email to Eric.Capper@unt.edu or phone at 940-565-2476. All credentials that are not picked up prior to the day of the game will be left at the media will call.
Credentials will only be issued to accredited photographers for a working purpose and should be requested in the same manner as regular media passes. Photographers with a credential should report to the press box prior to the game. Photographers are not permitted in the team areas between the 25-yard lines. Photographers are not permitted to enter the bench area at any time. The press box also has a photography work room that will be available before and after the game.
A limited number of media parking spaces are available at the Mean Green Stadium. Media must request parking passes along with credential requests. Parking passes will be provided only to the organizations that cover North Texas on a regular basis.
Press Box Services
Telephones: Visiting radio stations will be given one phone line and one ISDN line for broadcasts. For addition needs or questions you can call Steven Bartolotta at 940-369-8329.
Wireless internet is available in the North Texas press box for all members of the working media. Please contact a member of the media relations staff to obtain instructions.
Complete individual and team stats, play-by-play and post-game quotes will be available to the media following each game. Quickie stats will be distributed after each quarter. Complete media packets, including game programs, flip cards and updated releases will be distributed prior to each game.