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NCAA Basketball Regs
Larry Lawson, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 6:42 PM on 12.11.15
->> If anyone has a link to the NCAA rules for photographers (sitting area width, etc) - would you please post it?

Thanks,
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Hilary Scheinuk, Photographer
Baton Rouge | LA | USA | Posted: 2:00 AM on 12.14.15
->> I'm fairly certain what you're looking for is dependent on the facility itself. I know at LSU we have to stay in a box on the right side of the goal on both sides.

Here's one of the links I found though. Hope this helps.

http://i.turner.ncaa.com/sites/default/files/images/2015/09/03/di_mbb_photo...
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Tim Gangloff, Photographer
Knoxville | Tn | USA | Posted: 6:04 PM on 12.14.15
->> I think there a lots of rules that govern photographers, however, as to seating area, I think it is venue specific. At my local arena, the photo and video folks sit to the right of the goal as the players face it, and the left is reserved for cheerleaders. If the visiting team does not have cheerleaders, we can use that area for overflow. The house video guys get the 1st position next to the goal and have a new, mandated (not sure by who) escape route for the players, so they get an extra foot or two. We have a line to sit behind. Pretty much first come first serve for seating.
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Jim Pierce, Photographer
Waltham | MA | USA | Posted: 7:44 PM on 12.14.15
->> Larry,

Last year at the first round of the NCAA's in Pittsburg there were 2 rows of 10 boxes taped off. I sent an e-mail with a photo showing this. they started at about the edge of the key and went to the sideline.

The end line is 50' and the key is 12' so 50'/2-6' leaves 19' of space and this was what was divided up into 10 boxes. yes they were just under 2' wide.....it was tight. the depth was slightly larger.

Not sure if this is the regulation but what I experienced.

Jim
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Larry Lawson, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 8:25 PM on 12.14.15
->> All,

Thanks - I have seen it in one of the NCAA manuals for a few years, can't find it in this years manual tho. One of the schools I shoot for is getting a new arena, and so we're working out lights, seat positions, etc. I think Matt Knight has been taped off since the second year. Haven't been down yet this year until Pac 12 play starts. I think we all agree it's too tight.
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Michael Granse, Photographer
Urbana | IL | USA | Posted: 9:47 PM on 12.14.15
->> I will try to remember to measure the boxes on the floor on Saturday (University of Illinois / State Farm Center).
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Phil Hawkins, Photographer
Fresno | ca | usa | Posted: 2:39 PM on 12.22.15
->> The NCAA does have rules for photogs, but not all schools enforce them.
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Vern Verna, Photographer
Greenville | SC | United States | Posted: 7:00 PM on 01.08.16
->> ncaa rules only govern the tourney, otherwise the positions are subject to the home team descretion or in the case of some the conference has rules. Now with that being said school sometimes generally follow the ncaa rules. The NCAA has shooting position set up on the left side of the basket if you are on the court looking at the baseline basically because with a right handed shooter you get his arm blocking you if you are on the other side of the court as a general rule. Now some schools only allow photographers on the side opposite the bench on both ends because that is the side tv upper cameras are on and they put advertisers on the bench side as the upper camera picks up the advertising boards and they don't want to cover the advertisement. It also depends on where the school puts cheerleaders and increasing shooting area are now sold for high donor seating courtside.
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Larry Lawson, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 1:01 PM on 01.11.16
->> Vern - at the NCAA's last year, we were on the right side of the basket, not the left. Just sayin'...
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Tim Cowie, Photographer, Photo Editor
Davidson | NC | USA | Posted: 12:37 AM on 01.12.16
->> When you face the basket for each end, media is to the left.

I have never had it where it was anything else during NCAA Championships.
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