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1998 Media Information
Courtesy: Seminoles.com
Release: 06/21/1999
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The Sports Information office is located on the first floor of the Moore Athletic Center adjacent to the atrium. Assistant Sports Information Director Amy Farnum is the media coordinator for FSU baseball. Farnum will travel with the team and can be reached at team headquarters when on the road.

Press Services
The 1997 Florida State Baseball Media Guide is a multi-purpose guide for use by media, fans and friends of the Seminole baseball team. Additional information, up-to-date statistics and photographs are available to members of accredited media upon request. Any questions not answered in the media guide should be directed to Assistant SID Amy Farnum in the FSU Sports Information Office at 904/644-0615.

Credential Requests
All requests for working press, radio and television should be made as early as possible prior to game day. Requests should be made in writing if possible and can be picked up prior to the game at the Sports Information office or held at the Will Call window at Dick Howser Stadium for game day pick up.

Parking
A limited number of parking passes are available to select members of the working media. Parking is available in the Moore Athletic Center lot on a first-come, first-serve basis. All media are encouraged to arrive as early as possible to avoid parking problems.

Photographers
Accredited photographers holding passes will be admitted to shoot in designated areas on the field. These areas are marked just inside the gates in the protected area at the corners of the home and visitors' dugouts. Still photographers are asked not to restrict views of the fans if at all possible.

Television
Facilities are available for network broadcasts. Please contact Amy Farnum at the Sports Information Office for more information.

Radio
One booth is available for the opposing team' s radio broadcast. If more than one booth is needed to accommodate visiting radio crews, an area will be made available in the stadium. When such a case occurs, the visiting team' s SID will allocate booth space.

Phone Lines
Florida State has three phone lines in the main press box for use by media before, during and after home games. Tallahassee radio station WNLS-AM, which carries broadcasts live, has installed two phone lines for use by visiting radio stations. Please contact WNLS' Lee Bowen at 904/386-6143 for details concerning the use of these lines. If other lines are needed, or WNLS' lines are not sufficient, visiting radio stations should contact the Florida State University Office of Telecommunications at 904/644-2414.

Interviews
On game days, Florida State players are available to the media prior to and during batting practice. FSU Head Coach Mike Martin and his players will be available for post-game interviews following a 10-minute cooling off period. Martin will meet with the media in the Florida State dugout immediately after talking with the team in the Seminole lockerroom. Requested Florida State players will be escorted to the interview area by Florida State Sports Information personnel after Coach Martin.

Florida State players are also available on the field at Dick Howser Stadium prior to practice on non-game days. Reporters who wish to interview players before practice should be at the field between 1:30-2:30 p.m. Please contact Amy Farnum at the Florida State Sports Information office to arrange off-day player phone interviews. Contact Coach Martin' s office directly at 904/644-1073 to arrange interviews with him.

ACC Media Services
In order to provide you with timely and accurate information, the ACC utilizes the ACC Faxback System. The Faxback allows members of the media 24-hour access to the latest press releases, notes and statistics from the ACC office and each of the nine member institutions.

Simply dial the Faxback number on your fax machine phone. You will then be instructed step-by-step on how to retrieve information. Connect your fax at the tone and the requested information will be transmitted to you. This system is in operation 24 hours a day and is constantly updated with new information. The ACC will only release the phone number to certified media sources. Please contact the ACC Media Relations department at 910/851-6062 or fax a request to 910/854-8797.

www.seminoles.com
Media, fans and alumni are encouraged to access Florida State baseball information via the internet at www.seminoles.com. Information and statistics are updated after every game; while schedules, rosters, player information and history are also available.

Seminoles On The Air
statistician for the Seminole Radio Network. Bowen has also called play-by-play for the minor league Burlington (N.C.) Indians, a rookie league team in the Appalachian League. WTNT' s Jim Crosby will join Bowen in the booth for all home games. Crosby is a 15-year veteran of Seminole baseball broadcasts.

Television
Florida State' s rich baseball tradition will once again attract live coverage from cable television networks throughout the Southeast. The Seminoles' strong baseball tradition and Atlantic Coast Conference schedule make Florida State no stranger to television exposure. This year, the FSU baseball team can be seen on television 12 times.

The Sunshine Network is once again the home of Seminole baseball in 1998. The Sunshine Network, a Florida-based cable network, will televise 12 games from Dick Howser Stadium. Broadcasting to over 2.5 million homes in Florida, the Sunshine Network takes Florida State baseball to all corners of the state. The 1998 Seminoles debut on Sunshine on February 18th against Charleston Southern.

The Mike Martin Show
Seminole fans who miss the baseball action on radio and television can still keep informed by tuning in to "The Mike Martin Show." The show, which will air weekly beginning in mid-February, gives a recap of the past week' s action.

For 30 minutes each week, FSU Head Coach Mike Martin takes a look at recent highlights and gives his insight on upcoming opponents. The show also features player interviews and a weekly baseball tip from Coach Martin.

The show is produced by Mark Rodin of Seminole Productions and will air statewide on the Sunshine Network. Tallahassee residents can catch the coach' s show on Fox-49. Check local listings for dates and times.

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