2015 MARMOT BOCA RATON BOWL MEDIA INFORMATION

Official Team Headquarters: The University of Toledo will be the home team headquartered at Boca Raton Resort & Club located on 501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432. Temple University will be the visiting team headquartered at PGA National Resort & Spa located on 400 Ave of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418. Saint Andrew’s School will serve as the practice site for the Toledo Rockets, and Oxbridge Academy will serve as the practice site for the Temple Owls.

Official Media Hotel: The Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center (5150 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33486) will serve as the official media hotel for the 2015 Marmot Boca Raton Bowl. Parking is free for guests and visitors, and complimentary Wi-Fi will be provided in the media workroom (Glades Boardroom).

Media Credential Distribution: All credentials may be picked up at the Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center in the Glades Boardroom (right out of the lobby and room is on the left), the Palm Beach County Convention Center and FAU Stadium. NO MEDIA CREDENTIALS WILL BE MAILED. Hours of operation are:

  • December 20
    • Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center – Palms I & II: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • December 21
    • Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center – Glades Boardroom: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Palm Beach County Convention Center: 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • December 22
    • Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center – Glades Boardroom: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    • FAU Stadium – Gate 1: 3 p.m. to start of Q2

Media Availability: All events listed on the schedule below are open to media. Head coaches and select student-athletes will be available for the first 15-20 minutes of each event. No RSVP is necessary, except for practices, but you will have to show your media ID upon arrival at each event.

Team Practices: Team practices will not be open to the public.

Toledo – The first 30 minutes of each practice are open to the media. Brief player and head coach interviews are available after practice. Please see Paul Helgren or Rachel Rodriguez to request players.

Temple – Media members will be allowed to interview coaches for 10-15 minutes at the beginning of practice. Please see Rich Burg or Jena LaMendola with any questions or requests.

If you would like to attend any of the practices, please RSVP to Rachel Rodriguez at rrodriguez@orangebowl.org and indicate which date(s) you plan to attend.

Post-Event Content: Following each bowl week event, media will be able to download photos via the 2015 Marmot Boca Raton Bowl Dropbox (link sent separately)

Game Day Shuttles: For those members of the media staying in the official media hotel, a complimentary shuttle will be provided to FAU Stadium on game day. The shuttle will leave the hotel at 4:15 p.m. on game day. Approximately one hour following the conclusion of the game, a shuttle will depart the stadium for the hotel. Shuttle pickup and drop off will be at the valet circle at Gate 6.

Game Day Multimedia Services: Complimentary wireless, hard-wire and high-speed internet access will be available in the press box and photo work room. To order, please contact Jim Gorycki at FAU Stadium directly at (561) 239-5344 or jimg@fau.edu. For frequency coordination, please contact Randy Robert directly at Randy.Robert@mig.cc.

Satellite Parking: Satellite truck parking for TV stations will be in the parking area located north of FAU Stadium in the north end of Lot 5.

Live Telecasts: On game day, non-originating telecasters may originate live programming from the field until approximately 45 minutes before kickoff. After ESPN has concluded its live coverage from the site, live programming may resume. Television stations or networks may use up to three minutes of footage for television news highlights purposes during the 72 hours after the game. All footage must contain the ESPN logo throughout and must be accompanied by the graphic “Courtesy of ESPN.”

Please contact the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl Communications staff with specific questions.

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ESPN Events
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games; 13 college bowl games, 10 college basketball events and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 250-plus hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 700,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Boca Raton, Boise, Birmingham, Dallas-Fort Worth, Albuquerque, St. Petersburg and Las Vegas, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

ESPN Events also manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.

Collegiate Football
AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (Houston); AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl (Houston); Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl (Atlanta); Birmingham Bowl (Alabama); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu); Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); Marmot Boca Raton Bowl (Florida); MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney (Orlando, Fla.); Orlando Kickoff (Florida); Popeyes Bahamas Bowl (Nassau); Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.); Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl (Nevada); St. Petersburg Bowl (Florida); The Home Depot College Football Awards (Atlanta) and Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth)

Collegiate Basketball

AdvoCare Invitational (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Armed Forces Classic (Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan); DIRECTV Wooden Legacy (Orange County, Calif.); College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s (Los Angeles); Gildan Charleston Classic (South Carolina); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Men’s  Classic Presented by Corona (New York City); Jimmy V Women’s Classic Presented by Corona (Storrs, Conn.); NIT Season Tip-Off (Brooklyn, N.Y.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan) and State Farm Champions Classic (Chicago)

For more information, visit the official website, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube pages.

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Marmot Boca Raton Bowl Media Contact: Rachel Rodriguez at 954-254-5139 or rrodriguez@orangebowl.org

ESPN Media Contact: Rachel Margolis Siegal at 860-766-2798 or rachel.m.siegal@espn.com