Media Information


Media Information
Media traveling to Indianapolis for the 2011 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 Men’s Basketball Tournament Media Coordinator
Scott Chipman, Assistant Commissioner for Communications
847-696-1010 ext. 141, 

Big Ten Men’s Basketball Contact
Valerie Todryk Krebs, Associate Director of Communications
847-696-1010 ext. 142,

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 10-13.

Hotel Reservations
Media representatives covering the 2011 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament are advised that reservations are being accepted at the Indianapolis Crowne Plaza at a rate of $179 for a single or double room. Reservations can be made by calling 800-556-4639 or at You will need an access code to reserve rooms via phone or on-line. Contact the Big Ten Communications office for that code. The deadline to secure this rate is March 1.