Media Information




Media traveling to Indianapolis for the 2008 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament can be assured that the Big Ten Conference, Pacers Sports & Entertainment, Indiana Sports Corporation, Indianapolis Local Organizing Committee and the City of Indianapolis, will prepare a working media environment equal to the magnitude of this event.

TOURNAMENT MEDIA CONTACTS

BIG TEN CONFERENCE
Scott Chipman, Assistant Commissioner for Communications
847-696-1010, ext. 141, schipman@bigten.org - Men's Tournament Media Coordinator

LaTonya Sadler, Associate Director of Communications
847-696-1010, ext. 143, lsadler@bigten.org - Men's Basketball Primary Contact

INDIANA SPORTS CORPORATION
John Dedman, Communications Director
317-237-5016, john.dedman@indianasportscorp.com


CREDENTIALS & HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

CREDENTIALS
Requests for credential applications should be made through Scott Chipman of the Big Ten Conference.  Media interested in applying for a credential will need to do so online.  The web address can be obtained by contacting the Big Ten Communications office.  Media will be notified by e-mail of their accreditation status prior to the tournament.
No credentials will be mailed. They will be distributed at the Media/Employee Entrance on the southeast side of Conseco Fieldhouse off Delaware St., March 13-16.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS
Media representatives who plan on covering the 2008 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament are advised that reservations are now being accepted at the Embassy Suites Downtown at a rate of $177 for single or double room. Reservations can be made online or by calling 800-556-INDY (4639). You will need a private access code to reserve rooms either on-line or over the phone--contact the Big Ten Communications office for that code. Reservation deadline is February 28, 2008 and rooms are reserved on a first come, first serve basis until the room block is exhausted.