Northeast Sports Information

Northeast Mississippi Community College’s sports information department welcomes all media interest of its tradition-rich intercollegiate athletic programs. Northeast will make every effort to facilitate coverage of the Tigers and Lady Tigers by both national and local outlets. For information on student-athletes or coaches, to set up interviews or photo shoots, to be added to our media contact list or for requests of a file photo, please contact Northeast sports information director Blake Long at 662-720-7448 or by email at bdlong@nemcc.edu.

Every effort will be made to respond to each respective request in a timely manner. Inquiries received after normal business hours (8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-Noon Friday) will be handled the following business day.

Overview 

The sports information department at Northeast Mississippi Community College handles the coverage and promotion of nine intercollegiate athletic programs, including baseball, cheerleading, football, men’s basketball, men’s golf, men’s tennis, softball, women’s basketball and women’s tennis.

The office is responsible for all athletic publications, media relations pertaining to each sport, historical record-keeping for all sports, other promotional activities and maintaining the institution’s athletic webpage (www.nemccathletics.com), which was selected in 2015 as the top sports site among the Magnolia State's 15 community and junior colleges by the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM).

Primary Contact for All Sports

Blake Long, Sports Information Director
Office: (662) 720-7448
E-mail: bdlong@nemcc.edu

Interviews

All interviews with Northeast Mississippi Community College student-athletes and coaches should be coordinated through the sports information department with 24-to-48 hours advance notice. Home or cell phone numbers for players or coaches will not be released to reporters under any circumstance.

Broadcasts

The official television home of all Northeast Mississippi Community College athletic programs is NEMCCTV. Those wishing to watch the Tigers and Lady Tigers may visit www.NEMCCTV.com on their computer, cell phone or tablet devices. Airtime for most televised events is between 15-to-30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time for the pregame show hosted by “The Voices of the Tigers” Jody Presley and Carter Smith.

Other radio or television stations wishing to broadcast during contests on the Northeast campus should contact the sports information department with at least one week advance notice in order to preserve a space on press row. However, please note that there are no available phone lines or Internet access at Northeast’s baseball or softball facilities because they are located inside the Booneville City Park complex.

Credentials

Online, print, radio or television outlets wishing to cover sporting events at Northeast Mississippi Community College must contact the sports information office in order to apply for a credential. This credential grants the bearer access to the pressbox at Tiger Stadium, Harold T. White Field or David Carnell Memorial Field or press row inside Bonner Arnold Coliseum. It also allows sideline access for photographers and on-field or on-court privileges for reporters to complete postgame interviews with coaches and student-athletes.

An issued credential must be displayed at all times in order for working media to be granted complimentary entrance into any Northeast athletic contest. Northeast reserves the right to revoke any credential if the terms or conditions for use are breached.