Brown University Athletics Communications

The Brown University Athletics Communications office seeks to provide assistance to the media in its coverage of the Bears' 37 Division I varsity athletics programs. This page is intended to provide a brief overview of the Athletics Communications policies, as well as services provided for media outlets. Should you have additional questions, please contact a member of the Athletics Communications staff.

Athletics Communications Mailing Address
235 Hope Street
Pizzitola Sports Center, Room 204
Box 1932
Providence, RI 02912

Main Phone: 401-863-1314
Fax: 401-863-1436

Athletics Communications Staff

Christopher Humm
Director of Athletics Communications
Christopher_Humm@Brown.edu
401-863-1095
Sport Assignments: Men's Basketball, Football, Men's & Women's Golf, Men's Lacrosse, Men's & Women's Squash

Eric Peterson
Assistant Director of Athletics Communications
eric_peterson@brown.edu
401-863-7014
Sport Assignments: Baseball, Men's Crew, Men's & Women's Cross Country, Men's Ice Hockey, Men's Soccer, Men's & Women's Track & Field

Michael Billings
Athletics Communications Assistant
michael_billings@brown.edu
401-863-9274
Sport Assignments: Women's Basketball, Field Hockey, Women's Lacrosse, Skiing, Women's Soccer, Men's & Women's Tennis, Men's & Women's Swimming

Tony Bonvechio
Athletics Communications Assistant
anthony_bonvechio@brown.edu
401-863-6069
Sport Assignments: Women's Crew, Equestrian, Men's & Women's Fencing, Gymnastics, Women's Ice Hockey, Softball, Volleyball, Men's & Women's Water Polo, Wrestling

 

Media Credentials
All credential requests to cover Brown athletic programs should be directed to the appropriate sport contact in the Office of Athletics Communications (above). Media members should provide at least five days in advance of requested football games and two week days for all other sports. Requests may be made by phone or email. Brown reserves the right to accept or reject credential requests for any reason. Credentials will be issued only to accredited members of the working media.

Credentials will be mailed if time permits or may be picked up at will call. All credentials are non-transferable.

Interviews
Interviews with student-athletes, including those immediately following a contest, must be arranged through Brown's Office of Athletics Communications.

For all interviews other than those following a contest, the requestor shall forward the following information: requesting editor or writer's name and email address, organization or publication name, deadline information, and a sentence regarding the scope of the story.

Please note that student-athlete's telephone numbers and email addresses will not be released to the media per Department of Athletics policy. If a telephone interview is necessary, arrangements will be made for the student-athlete to call the requesting outlet. Game-day interviews will not be granted until the conclusion of the contest.

Radio Broadcasts
Stations wishing to broadcast Brown athletic events must make arrangements through the Office of Athletics Communications at least two weeks in advance of the requested game.

Photographers/Television Crews
Arrangements should be made with the Office of Athletics Communications of anyone who wishes to film/photograph Brown games. A photo pass is required to take photographs at Brown University sporting events. Photographers may secure a pass by contacting the Office of Athletics Communications at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled contest. Photographers are not allowed in the team bench area of any sporting event. Various events will have additional restrictions on photographer locations. Please confirm with the Athletics Communications staff regarding appropriate locations to shoot.