Athletic Communications

Athletic Communications
Central Michigan University
100 Rose Center
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Office: (989) 774-3277

Central Michigan University encourages your coverage of its athletic events. The Athletic Communications Department is responsible for coordinating the dissemination of pre-event releases, issuing credentials for media members, and coordinating post-event coverage. If the Athletic Communications Department can assist you in your work in any way, please contact a member of our staff.


Requests for football media credentials must be made through Assistant AD for Communications & Marketing Jim Knight at Please direct credential requests for men's basketball to John Regenfuss at and women's basketball to Mary Walsh at Requests for all other sports go to John Regenfuss at

All requests will be considered on an individual basis and are not guaranteed to be approved. Once notified of approval, credentials may be picked up in person in the Athletic Communications Department, may be mailed, or left at Media Will Call.

General Information

The Chippewa Name
The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees has approved the continued use of the name "Chippewas" in association with CMU. The university's goals are to use the name with honor and respect, increase supportive connections between CMU and Native Americans, and improve efforts to sensitize students, faculty, and staff to Native American traditions and cultures.

Media representatives have been extremely cooperative as we have worked to address this important issue. In nearly all cases, print and broadcast reporters have supported CMU's efforts to eliminate the use of symbols, headlines, and copy that present inappropriate and inaccurate images of Native Americans.

Central Michigan University is grateful for your help, and we ask for your continued cooperation and sensitivity. With your assistance, we can continue to use the Chippewa name with dignity and respect.

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