MEDIA RESOURCES

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SEMIFINAL
AT THE GOODYEAR COTTON BOWL CLASSIC

MEDIA SCHEDULE (click to download)
(All Times Central and Subject to Change)

Media Headquarters:
The Omni Dallas Hotel
555 South Lamar
Dallas, TX 75202
Hotel Switchboard: 214-744-6664

Media Headquarters Phone: 972401-0061 (effective December 26)

Sunday, December 23

6:20 p.m.
8:45 p.m.
Clemson Bus Arrival. (No media access at airport or hotel arrival. Arrival footage will be posted on FTP)
Notre Dame Bus Arrival. (No media access at airport or hotel arrival. Arrival footage will be posted on FTP)
Hilton Anatole
Gaylord Texan

 

Monday, December 24

10:20 a.m.
Notre Dame Arrival Media Session – AT&T Stadium – Arlington
Main Interview Room – South Side – Field Level – 50-Yard Line
Head Coach: Brian Kelly
Student-Athletes: Sam Mustipher, Drue Tranquill
(Audio/Video Content Posted on FTP)
(Media bus departs Omni Dallas Hotel at 9:20 a.m. for Notre Dame Interview Session and Open Practice Window.
(Media not riding bus should park in Lot 5 and enter AT&T Stadium at Employee Entrance, South Side. Staff will escort arriving media to field level.)
(Game Week Only credentials distributed to media on bus and at Entry E)
 
AT&T Stadium
10:50 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.
Notre Dame Practice – AT&T Stadium – Arlington
(15-Minute Open Practice Window is 11:10 a.m.- 11:25 a.m., this window occurs at the end of pre-practice stretching and warm-up drills)
(Interviews are not permitted during this open period)
(Game Week Only credentials distributed to media on bus and at Entry E)
(Media not riding 9:20 a.m. bus from the Omni should park in Lot 5 and enter AT&T Stadium at Employee Entrance, South Side)
(Bus returns to Omni immediately after media window closes)
 
AT&T Stadium
1:15 p.m.
Main Interview Room – South Side – Field Level – 50-Yard Line
Head Coach: Dabo Swinney
Student-Athletes: LB Kendall Joseph, WR Hunter Renfrow
(Audio/Video Content Posted on FTP)
(Media bus departs Omni Dallas Hotel at 12:00 p.m. for Clemson Interview Session and Open Practice Window
(Media not riding bus should park in Lot 5 and enter AT&T Stadium at Employee Entrance, South Side. Staff will escort arriving media to field level.)
(Game Week Only credentials distributed to media on bus and at Entry E)
 
AT&T Stadium
1:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Clemson Practice – AT&T Stadium – Arlington
(15-Minute Open Practice Window is 1:55 p.m. 2:15 p.m., this window occurs at the end of pre-practice stretching and warm-up drills)
(Interviews are not permitted during this open period)
(Game Week Only credentials distributed to media on bus and at Entry E)
(Media not riding 12:00 p.m. bus from the Omni should park in Lot 5 and enter AT&T Stadium at Employee Entrance, South Side)
(Bus returns to Omni immediately after media window closes)
 
AT&T Stadium

 

Tuesday, December 25

10:50 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Notre Dame Practice – AT&T Stadium – Arlington
(15-Minute Open Practice Window is 11:10 a.m. 11:25 a.m., this window occurs at the end of pre-practice stretching and warm-up drills)
(Media holding area is the Photographers’ Workroom – East End Zone Tunnel)
(Interviews are not permitted during this open period)
(Media bus departs Omni Dallas Hotel at 9:50 a.m.)
(Game Week Only credentials distributed to media on bus and at Entry E)
(Bus returns to Omni immediately after media window closes)
(Media not riding the 9:50 a.m. bus should park in Lot 5 and enter AT&T Stadium at Employee Entrance, South Side)
 
AT&T Stadium
2:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.
Clemson Practice – AT&T Stadium – Arlington
(15-Minute Open Practice Window is 2:20 p.m. 2:35 p.m., this window occurs at the end of pre-practice stretching and warm-up drills)
(Media holding area is the Photographers’ Workroom – East End Zone Tunnel)
(Interviews are not permitted during this open period)
(Media bus departs Omni Dallas Hotel at 1:00 p.m.)
(Game Week Only credentials distributed to media on bus and at Entry E)
(Bus returns to Omni immediately after media window closes)
(Media not riding the 1:00 p.m. bus should park in Lot 5 and enter AT&T Stadium at Employee Entrance, South Side)
 
AT&T Stadium
4:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Media Hospitality Open – Trinity Ballroom
 
Omni Dallas Hotel

 

Wednesday, December 26

MEDIA CREDENTIALS AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP AT 7:00 AM TODAY IN THE TRINITY FOYER

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Media Headquarters Open - Trinity Ballroom Foyer
 
Omni Dallas Hotel
7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Media Hospitality Open - Trinity Ballroom
 
Omni Dallas Hotel
8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
Notre Dame Breakout Interviews – Dallas Ballroom – Omni Dallas Hotel
Offensive Coordinator: Chip Long
Defensive Coordinator: Clark Lea
Offensive Student-Athletes: QB Ian Book, WR Miles Boykin, C Sam Mustipher
Defensive Student-Athletes: LB Te’Von Coney, LB Drue Tranquill, FS Alohi Gilman
 
Omni Dallas Hotel
9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Clemson Breakout Interviews – Dallas Ballroom – Omni Dallas Hotel
Offensive Coordinators: Tony Elliott, Jeff Scott
Defensive Coordinator: Brent Venables
Offensive Student-Athletes: QB Trevor Lawrence, RB Travis Etienne, OT Mitch Hyatt
Defensive Student-Athletes: DE Clelin Ferrell, LB Tre Lamar, DT Christian Wilkins
 
Omni Dallas Hotel
10:50 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Notre Dame Practice – AT&T Stadium – Arlington
(Practice is CLOSED – No Media Access)
 
AT&T Stadium
12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Clemson Practice – AT&T Stadium – Arlington
(Practice is CLOSED – No Media Access)
 
AT&T Stadium
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
*Theme Party – The Fab Four – Magical Mystery Tour – Chantilly Ballroom – Hilton Anatole Hotel
Presented by Dr Pepper and Hilton Anatole Hotel
Dress: 60s/Casual
Food and Beverage Provided
Transportation provided from the Omni Dallas Hotel
Bus Schedule from Omni (half-hour intervals): 6:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m.
Departs Hilton Anatole (45-minute intervals): 8:45 p.m., 9:30 p.m., and 10:15 p.m.
 
Hilton Anatole

 

Thursday, December 27

6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Media Headquarters Open - Trinity Ballroom Foyer
 
Omni Dallas Hotel
6:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Media Hospitality Open - Trinity Ballroom
 
Omni Dallas Hotel
6:45 a.m. & 7:00 a.m.
Buses Depart Omni for Clemson Media Day – AT&T Stadium – Arlington
(Game Week Only credentials distributed on buses and at Entry E to media not possessing game credentials)
 
AT&T Stadium
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Clemson Media Day – AT&T Stadium – Arlington
Breakout Interview Sessions – East End Zone – Field Level
Full squad is available for media interviews
Head Coach: Dabo Swinney
Featured Student-Athletes: (Offense) RB Travis Etienne, QB Trevor Lawrence, WR Hunter Renfrow. (Defense) DE Clelin Ferrell, LB Tre Lamar, DT Christian Wilkins.
 
AT&T Stadium
8:30 a.m.
Buses Depart Omni for Notre Dame Media Day – AT&T Stadium – Arlington
(Game Week Only credentials distributed on bus and at Entry E to media not possessing game credentials)
 
AT&T Stadium
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
ESPN Media Session – AT&T Stadium – Arlington
ESPN Announce Team: Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe, Tom Rinaldi
 
AT&T Stadium
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Goodyear Tire Art Unveiling and News Conference – AT&T Stadium – Arlington
Todd Macsuga, General Manager, Goodyear, North America
 
AT&T Stadium
9:15 a.m.
One Bus/Van Departs AT&T Stadium from Miller Lite South 50-Yard Line Club for Omni Dallas after Clemson Media Day Session
 
AT&T Stadium
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Clemson Hospital Visit – Texas Scottish Rite Hospital – Dallas
2222 Welborn Street, Dallas (214-559-5000)
(Media may park on surface lot at corner of Oak Lawn and Maple Avenues)
 
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Notre Dame Media Day – AT&T Stadium – Arlington
Breakout Interview Sessions – East End Zone – Field Level
Full squad is available for media interviews
Head Coach: Brian Kelly
Featured Student-Athletes: (Offense) QB Ian Book, WR Miles Boykin, C Sam Mustipher. (Defense) LB Drue Tranquill, CB Julian Love, DT Jerry Tillery
 
AT&T Stadium
10:25 a.m.
All Buses Depart AT&T Stadium from Stadium Tunnel for Omni Dallas at Conclusion of Media Day
 
AT&T Stadium
10:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Notre Dame Practice – AT&T Stadium – Arlington
(Practice is CLOSED – No Media Access)
 
AT&T Stadium
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Notre Dame visits Children’s Medical Center – Dallas
1935 Medical District Drive, Dallas (214-456-5310)
(Media may valet park at hospital main entrance)
 
Children's Medical Center Dallas
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Clemson Practice – AT&T Stadium – Arlington
(Practice is CLOSED – No Media Access)
 
AT&T Stadium
8:00 p.m.
Media Olympics – Trinity Ballroom – Omni Dallas Hotel
(Friendly Competition Among Media Colleagues)
(Games include Ping-Pong, Billiards, Pop-A-Shot)
 
Omni Dallas Hotel

 

Friday, December 28

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Media Headquarters Open - Trinity Ballroom Foyer
 
Omni Dallas Hotel
7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Media Hospitality Open - Trinity Ballroom
 
Omni Dallas Hotel
9:00 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
News Conference – Dallas Ballroom – Omni Dallas Hotel – Televised by ESPN
Clemson Head Coach: Dabo Swinney
Notre Dame Head Coach: Brian Kelly
 
Omni Dallas Hotel
Following News Conference
The Final Posing – Head Coaches
Field Scovell Trophy – Dallas Ballroom – Omni Dallas Hotel
 
Omni Dallas Hotel
9:45 a.m.
Photographer & Television Logistics Meeting – Dallas Ballroom – Omni Dallas Hotel
Participants: Charlie Fiss, Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic; James D. Smith, Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic; Jesse Kelsey, Hammond Communications Group (Discussion topics to include – field access for still photographers, videographer policies of the College Football Playoff regarding field access, ESPN run lanes, team entrance, coin toss, digital workroom location at the NW corner of field level, photo messenger access, frequency check-in, television live shot timeframe and locations for standups inside the stadium in west end zone, live shots outside the stadium in Lot 7, trophy presentation logistics, postgame interview format, open locker rooms for 20 minutes but no video, breakout rooms, distribution feeds, meals at field level, bottled water, etc.)
 
Omni Dallas Hotel
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
*Goodyear Big Play Luncheon – Chantilly Ballroom – Hilton Anatole Hotel – Dallas
Tickets for the luncheon are limited.
Dress: Casual.
Bus transportation provided from the Omni Dallas Hotel
Departs Omni at 10:45 a.m.
Bus departs and returns to the Omni Dallas at the conclusion of luncheon
(Photo/Video opportunity only – No Interviews)
 
Hilton Anatole Hotel
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Notre Dame Walk-Thru Practice – AT&T Stadium – Arlington
(Walk-Thru Practice is CLOSED – No Media Access)
 
AT&T Stadium
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Battle of the Bands – Texas Live! – Arlington – One Block East of AT&T Stadium
(Fan Event – Pep rally-type atmosphere featuring the Clemson and Notre Dame Marching Bands and Spirit Groups)
 
Texas Live!
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
End Zone Painting / Live Shot Availability – AT&T Stadium – Arlington
(Pre-Arrangement for Media Access is Required)
(Media Entry Access – Lot 5 Employee Entrance)
 
AT&T Stadium
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
*Denim & Diamonds featuring Lady Antebellum – Glass Cactus – Gaylord Texan
Tickets for the party are limited.
Dress: Casual
Hors d’oeuvres and Beverage Provided
Bus transportation provided from the Omni Dallas Hotel
Departs Omni at 6:15 p.m. and 6:35 p.m.
Departs Gaylord Texan at 8:50 p.m., 10:10 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
 
Glass Cactus

 

Saturday, December 29

MEDIA CREDENTIALS AVAILABLE UNTIL 9:30 A.M. OMNI DALLAS HOTEL
AT&T STADIUM MEDIA WILL CALL OPENS AT 11:00 A.M.
NORTH BOX OFFICE – ENTRY A

PARKING SPACE IS LIMITED AT AT&T STADIUM
MEDIA ARE URGED TO RIDE SHUTTLE BUSES ON GAME DAY

7:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Media Headquarters Open - Trinity Ballroom Foyer
 
Omni Dallas Hotel
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Media Hospitality Open - Trinity Ballroom
 
Omni Dallas Hotel
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
*Cotton Bowl Live! – Featuring Chris Lane – Texas Live! – Arlington
Location is One Block East of AT&T Stadium
Presented by Dr Pepper
 
Texas Live!
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
*Goodyear Huddle Up – AT&T Stadium – Arlington
Clemson – AT&T Plaza (West)
Notre Dame – Miller Lite Plaza (East)
 
AT&T Stadium
11:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 12:15 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 12:45 p.m., 1:00 p.m.
Media buses depart the Omni Dallas Hotel for AT&T Stadium. Staging area at the stadium for all media buses is Lot 10 outside of the Main Press Box, J & K entrance.
 
Omni Dallas Hotel
12:15 p.m.
Photographers Meeting – Digital Workroom – Northwest Corner – Field Level – AT&T Stadium
 
AT&T Stadium
12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
*Pep Rallies – AT&T Stadium – Arlington
Clemson – AT&T Plaza (West)
Notre Dame – Miller Lite Plaza (East)
 
AT&T Stadium
3:10 p.m.
*COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SEMIFINAL AT THE GOODYEAR COTTON BOWL CLASSIC
After the game, a bus service will transport media to the Omni Dallas. The last bus departs the stadium for the Omni at 1:30 a.m. At that point, complimentary Lyft tickets will be provided to media for transportation, if needed. Buses will depart on the hour and half hour from AT&T Stadium – Lot 10 outside the Main Press Box, J & K entrance.
 
AT&T Stadium
7:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Media Hospitality Open - Trinity Ballroom
 
Omni Dallas Hotel
8:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Post-Game Media Dinner – Trinity Ballroom – Omni Dallas Hotel
 
Omni Dallas Hotel

 

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