MEDIA CONTACTS

NMU Wildcat Athletics

Bridget Berube Carter
Associate Athletic Director
brberube@nmu.edu
Office Telephone: (906) 227-2371
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI 49855

Cory Genovese
Wildcat Photographer
SmugMug Pictures

United States Olympic Education Center (USOEC)

Mike Kaurala
Operations Manager
mkaurala@nmu.edu
Office Telephone: (906) 227-2888
USOEC
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855

WORKING CREDENTIALS

NMU Wildcat Athletics

Applications for scouting and working press credentials for NMU Wildcat athletic events must be made at least one week in advance of the game to be scouted, covered or filmed. Appropriate credentials will be mailed or held for pick up at the will call ticket booth. No one will be admitted to the press box who is not in an official capacity.

USOEC

Applications for working press credentials for USOEC events must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. Appropriate credentials will be mailed or held for pick up at the will call ticket booth. No one will be admitted to the press box who is not in an official capacity. Some USOEC events require media requests to be approved by the national governing body (NGB) of the sport.

Photo passes

Photo press passes are limited to daily and weekly newspapers, student newspapers, magazines, wire services and officially affiliated media photographers. All requests must come through NMU Sports Information or USOEC Media Relations. Freelance photographers will be granted media passes ONLY if space is available after all media requests are met. If an NBG is approving media requests, it is quite likely that a freelance photographer with no media affiliation may be denied credentials.

COACH AND PLAYER INTERVIEWS

NMU and USOEC coaches are available weekday mornings when not traveling and following practices.  Interviews prior to practices or games should be arranged through the NMU Sports Information or USOEC Media Relations.  Most NMU and USOEC coaches do not allow player interviews prior to games.

Coaches and players are available for post-game interviews following a 10-minute cooling-off period. For NMU football games, the post-game interview area is located in Football Lockerroom in the Superior Dome.  For NMU hockey, interviews take place in the Hockey Lockerroom. For men’s basketball and women’s basketball games, interviews are in the Wildcat Room adjacent to the Berry Events Center (signs are posted in the arena hallway, turn left when leaving the press box).  For all other Wildcat sports and USOEC events, the location of the interview area will be announced in the press box prior to the end of the competition.

PRESS BOX TELEPHONES

NMU provides a courtesy co-op telephone line for visiting GLIAC/CCHA teams. Requests for other stations to broadcast must be made through the Sports Information Office if you are covering a Wildcat athletic event or the USOEC Media Relations if you are coving a USOEC event.

Press Box Phone Numbers:
Berry Events Center  906-227-1720
Superior Dome   906-227-1720
Vandament Arena  906-227-1720

PRACTICES

Media are always welcome at NMU athletics and USOEC practices.  Advanced notice would be appreciated. Most Wildcat and USOEC teams practice at 3 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Thursday.  Contact the appropriate media coordinator to verify a specific practice time as well as coach and/or player availability. 

MEDIA WHO COVER THE ‘CATS AND USOEC

Newspapers
Matt Wellens
The Mining Journal
P.O. Box 430
Marquette, MI 49855
Voice Phone: (906) 228-2500
Fax Number: (906) 228-2617

Sports Editor
The North Wind
Northern Michigan University
University Center
Marquette, MI 49855
Voice Phone: (906) 227-2545
Fax Number: (906) 227-2449

Television
Jerry Taylor
WBUP ABC 10/WBKP CWS
1705 Ash Street, Suite 5
Ishpeming, MI 49849
Voice Phone: (906) 204-2436
Fax Number: (906) 204-2433

Mike Ludlum
WLUC-TV 6
177 U.S. 41
Negaunee, MI 49866
Voice Phone: (906) 475-4141
Fax Number: (906) 475-5070

Radio
VOICE OF THE ‘CATS: WUPT (100.3 FM) The Point

Ryan Beckman, Sports Director
WUPT (100.3 FM)
715 W. Washington Street
Marquette, MI  49855
Voice Phone: (906) 225-0656
Fax Number: (906) 225-0607

Sports Director
WIMK (93.1 FM) and WUPK (94.1 FM)
Northern Star Broadcasting
1009 W. Ridge Street, Suite A
Marquette, MI 49855
Voice Phone: (906) 225-1313
Fax Number: (906) 225-1324

Ron Plumb
WGLQ-FM
524 Ludington Street
Escanaba, MI 49829
Voice Phone: (906) 789-9700
Fax Number: (906) 789-9700

Sports Director
WJPD/WDMJ Radio
845 W. Washington
Marquette, MI 49855
Voice Phone: (906) 225-1313
Fax Number: (906) 225-1324

Walt Lindala
WKQS-FM
2025 U.S. 41 West
Marquette, MI 49855
Voice Phone: (906) 227-7777
Fax Number: (906) 228-9717

Casey Ford
WMQT-FM/ESPN 970
121 N. Front Street
Marquette, MI 49855
Voice Phone: (906) 225-9100
Fax Number: (906) 225-5577

Sports Director
WNMU-FM
Learning Resources Center
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI 49855
Voice Phone: (906) 227-2600