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2022-23 Athletic Credential Request – The University of New Mexico

Please review the credential guidelines and policies below. At the bottom of this page is the link to request all-sport, season and individual game credentials for the 2022-23 athletic year. Please enter your information and your requests for season passes or individual game passes. Note that single game credentials for football should be submitted 72 hours prior to the game.

For questions regarding your application, please contact Frank Mercogliano at fmercog@unm.edu. Thank you for your interest Lobo Athletics.

Credential Guidelines
Requests for all working media credentials for all athletic events should be directed to the UNM Athletic Communications office.  All scouting credentials should also come to UNM Athletic Communications, via the form below.

Game Credentials
Credential requests are honored for accredited media on specific assignments for daily newspapers, university publications, primary television news outlets, and websites with a news component. Credentials will not be issued to writers, photographers or videographers working on a freelance basis unless the request is made by a recognized publication or news organization. Season-long credentials are issued in August; single-game credentials for football should be made 72 hours prior to the contest and 48 hours for men’s or women’s basketball.

Credentials for the season are granted based on a variety of factors, not limited to but including:

For newspapers, mediums must be daily with a significant sports section and a dedicated sports staff.
For television, mediums must have a dedicated sports department and a daily sportscast.
For radio, credentials are limited to hosts of a daily show encompassing at least 10 hours of weekly content.
For internet sites, credentials are limited to those who can showcase a dedicated sports news component.

Those that don’t fall into those guidelines may apply but credentials are subject to availability.

Freelance photographers and journalists may apply for single-game credentials only.

Single game credentials for sports other than football or men’s and women’s basketball can be made via emailing the appropriate communications contact:

Frank Mercogliano, Asst. A.D. (football, men’s and women’s tennis)
Steve Kirkland, Director (men’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf)
Allison Weiss, Asst. Director (women’s basketball, volleyball, softball)
Alma Solis, Asst. Director (women’s soccer, track & field/cross country/baseball)

Please note that unless otherwise noted, your media credential will act as a parking pass.

ALL MEDIA MEMBERS MUST AGREE TO THE POLICY GIVEN BELOW BEFORE ACCEPTING CREDENTIALS:

This working credential is issued for the sole purpose of providing facility access to an authorized individual with a legitimate working function in connection with the event. Any unauthorized use of this credential subjects the bearer to immediate dismissal from the venue. Any secondary use of any, picture, audio description, film/tape, or drawing of the event taken or made by the accredited organization or individual whom this credential has been issued is expressly prohibited without specific written approval from UNM Athletics.

All photographers agree to follow the guidelines as set forth by the NCAA.

Credential requests are honored for accredited media on specific assignments. Credentials will not be issued to writers, photographers or videographers working on a freelance basis unless the request is made by a recognized publication or news organization.

2022-23 Media Credential Request Form