Interview Policies

All interviews with University of Kentucky student-athletes or staff members must be arranged through the Athletics Communications and Public Relations office. Media should never contact a player or coach directly.
In general, athlete and staff interviews are conducted prior to or after practices, after contests or by phone.  
All pre-contest and telephone interviews must be made at least 24 hours in advance through the Communications and Public Relations office. Interviews will be scheduled when student-athletes and staff’s schedules allow.
For post-event interviews, there is generally a 10- to 20-minute cooling off period. Interviews will either be conducted on the playing field or at a press conference, depending on the sport.
Playing fields, team locker rooms and other team quarters are private team areas. Media members are not permitted in these areas unless accompanied by appropriate University personnel.

Attending Practice
Kentucky practices will be closed to the media unless otherwise specified by the Communications & PR office. We will accept requests from media to attend practice.
Upon entering any practice facility, cell phones must be on silent. Guidelines for video, still photography and social media during practice will vary depending on the sport. 

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