Kansas Athletics Communications is happy to serve the working media in any way possible. Our staff will fulfill all reasonable requests.

Football and men’s basketball requests must be made online. The University of Kansas follows the guidelines set forth by the NCAA and the Big 12 Conference in governing the issuance of credentials. All other credential requests should be submitted to the sport contacts.

We strongly urge you to do so at least two weeks in advance. When making interview requests, please allow at least 24 hours notice. Advance notice on both items will help ensure that your request will be handled efficiently.

To confirm receipt of credential requests or to check the status of a request, please contact a member of the communications staff listed below.

Kansas Athletics Communications:
1651 Naismith Drive
1400 Parrott
Lawrence, Kan. 66045

Phone: 785.864.3417
Fax: 785.864.7944


Out-of-town media wishing to interview Kansas student-athletes should also contact the communications office with their requests. Home and cell phone numbers for players will not be provided and players have been instructed not to accept calls from media without prior notice from the communications office. Please do not contact a player or coach without scheduling the interview through the communications office.

Injury Information

The University of Kansas athletics department will abide by HIPAA – a federal privacy act with regard to the release of injury information. KU athletes will be required to sign a waiver before their injury information is released to the media. If the athlete chooses to withhold that information, KU officials will be restricted to informing the media members of their playing status only – playing, probable, doubtful or out.


Releases, game notes, advisories, etc., are e-mailed to media that cover Kansas on a regular basis. Media wishing to be added to the e-mail list for a particular sport should contact the communications representative responsible for that sport.

Media FTP

Player head shots, highlights and selected interviews are available via the Kansas Athletics’ Media FTP site. Please visit the Media FTP or contact D.J. Haurin for additional requests.

Phone Lines

Media wishing to install telephone lines should contact KU Telecommunications at 785.864.9300. Ask for customer service and please notify them two weeks in advance. One ISDN and two POTS lines for visiting radio networks have been installed by the Jayhawk Radio Network. Rental or reciprocal trade agreements for these lines can be made by contacting Steve Kincaid via email or at 785.691.8346.

Broadcast Rights

All requests for radio and television (both delayed and live) rights should be directed to Assistant Athletics Director for Communications, Chris Theisen. Origination fees and requirements for fee waivers will be explained in writing along with the issuance of contracts.

Name Title Phone Email Address
Dan Beckler

Associate Athletics Director - PR and Strategic Communications

Chris Theisen

Assistant Athletics Director - Communications (MBB, WGOLF)

Daniel Berk

Director of Football Communications (FB, MGOLF)

Brent Beerends

Assistant Communications Director (BSB, VB)

Andy Eisch

Assistant Communications Director & Digital Media Specialist (FB, MBB, T&F, XC, RELAYS)

Asha Evans

Assistant Communications Director (WBB, TEN, ROW)

Valerie Johnson

Assistant Communications Director (SB, SOC, S&D)

Brian Hanni

Director of Broadcasting