MEDIA PASSES/CREDENTIALS: Arrangements for media passes for members of the press and Sports Information Directors of participating colleges -- both in advance and during the Tournament -- should be made with Mark McFarland, Media Information Committee Chairman. Media passes may be picked up between 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, and throughout Tournament week at the Media Information Center in the Sports Arena.

TOURNAMENT MEDIA CENTER: Room No. 129, located off the Sports Arena’s North hallway, is utilized for distribution of media passes, as a press work room with wireless access to internet service, and as a Tournament general information center throughout Tournament Week. In addition, this room will serve as a hospitality center for the working press at designated times during Tournament week.

NJCAA EXCLUSIVE: The NJCAA has full and exclusive rights and authority over all radio, television, and internet filming or broadcasting connected to the NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. 

TV BROADCASTING/TAPE DELAY BROADCASTING/VIDEO STREAMING: NJCAA holds the exclusive radio, television, and online video streaming rights for the 2019 NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. Live and archived feeds of each game will be available on NJCAA TV (www.njcaatv.com). All live and archived broadcasts on NJCAA TV are the exclusive property of the National Junior College Athletic Association. Any rebroadcast, retransmission, or other use of NJCAA TV broadcasts without the written consent of the National Junior College Athletic Association is prohibited.

RADIO: KWBW, Hutchinson, Kansas, is the official radio station for the NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament and will broadcast all games. Stations taking a feed from KWBW will be charged a fee of $250 per game. Stations broadcasting with their own crews will be charged $300 per game. To make arrangements or to obtain additional information regarding feeds for stations sending their own crews, contact Glen Grunwald at 316-617-7004 or ggrunwald@cox.net. Arrangements to broadcast must be made at least 12 hours prior to the start of any game.

VIDEO: All Tournament games will air live on NJCAA TV (www.njcaatv.com) except for to-be-announced special arrangements. Digital downloads of game broadcasts from NJCAA are available for purchase. Prior to the 2017-18 season, NJCAA TV changed to a subscription based service. 

2018-19 NJCAA TV Subscription Plans
Single Broadcast Pass: $4.99
*Championship Season Pass           $14.99
Full Year (2018-19) $39.99

 

 

 

*Championship Season Pass provides access to all championship broadcasts from Fall, Winter or Spring.

PRINT NEWS MEDIA: Each newspaper is entitled to one working press pass. If a college has a team in the tournament, the college newspaper shall be entitled to one working press pass. Proper identification is required before a working member newspaper is issued a press pass. Press table seats will be assigned daily by the Media Information Chairman and posted in the Tournament Media Center, Room 129, at the Sports Arena. Call the Media Information Center at 316-644-2223 starting Sunday, March 17. See Radio below for broadcast media information. If you have need to contact the local newspaper, it is The Hutchinson News, located at 300 West 2nd Street. Phone numbers are: 620-694-5742 and 800-766-5742, or e-mail sports@hutchnews.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Each newspaper and college newspaper, if the college has a team in The Tournament, is entitled to one (1) working photographer pass. Upon presentation of proper identification, a photographer's pass will be issued by The Tournament Information/Media Chairman. Photographers may take pictures or videos from the Arena playing floor only when wearing a media pass. Flash and strobe lights shall be used in a manner and at times which do not interfere with the play of the game. Photographers should familiarize themselves with use of press table restrictions provided elsewhere in this Bulletin.

COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS: Commercial photographers taking still shots of the game action and offering them for sale shall make advance arrangements with the Media Information Chairman and pay a fee of $75.00 for the right to do so. TV NEWS: Each television station with proper media credentials will be allowed a camera on the Arena playing floor for the limited purpose of providing news and sports feeds.

USE OF PRESS TABLE: The press tables on the Sports Arena floor are for working press only. Only those persons assigned by the Media Information Chairman are allowed at the table. Except for the last game of the day, assigned print media seats at the press table shall be vacated no later than ten (10) minutes following completion of each game to allow for new seat assignments. Broadcast media assigned seats, except the official NJCAA Radio Network, shall be vacated no later than thirty (30) minutes following the game's completion. Photographers may not take pictures from the press table. Downloading and transmitting pictures and recharging cameras are not allowed at the press table. The Press Room is the designated area at the Sports Arena for locating power strips for recharging cameras and transmitting photographs. Your cooperation is appreciated.