Brigham Young University. Athletic Media Relations

In 1996, Sports Information was renamed Athletic Media Relations and was integrated into Intercollegiate Athletics. Directors for Athletic Media Relations included Ralph Zobell (1996-1998) and Duff Tittle (1998-present). Athletic Media Relations serves all sports by taking care of game programs, the Athletics website, graphic design, video production, statistics, intercollegiate media relations, granting press permissions, broadcasts, photos and information to other Sports Information Departments, working with ESPN, organizing interviews and publicity, etc.

Variant Names

Brigham Young University. Sports Media Publicity

Brigham Young University. Athletic Communications


Established: 1996

Location: Provo, Utah (1996- )


The unit is responsible for maintaining the Athletics website, creating game programs, and associated graphic design and video production.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The unit is administered by a director, who reports to the director of Athletics.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. Intercollegiate Athletics (1996- )

Earlier unit: Brigham Young University. Sports Information (1996)

Associated unit: Brigham Young University. Women's Sports Information (1996-2003)

Associated Archival Materials

Athletic Media Relations records, 1937-1996 (UA 5427)

Athletic Media Relations media guides and publications, 1963-1996 (UA 5427 Series I)

Athletic Media Relations photographs, 1970-1996 (UA 5427 Series II)

Athletic Media Relations records and awards, 1937-1987 (UA 5427 Series III)

Athletic Media Relations travel and statistics, 1948-1979 (UA 5427 Series IV)

Records, 1962-1994 (UA 783 box 4)

Media Guides And Related Items, 1930-2005 (UA 669)

Basketball Media Guides, 1950- (UA 786 box 1)

Football Media, 1952-1998 (UA 785 box 2)

Publicity Information, 1953-1986 (UA 740)

Football Player Photographs, 1980-1990 (UA 769)

Football Game-Day Programs, 1938-1997 (UA 778 box 4)

Basketball Game-Day Programs, 1970-1998 (UA 782 box 3)


Brigham Young University Web page "BYU Department Directory", March 3, 2011 (Duff Tittle, Director)

Brigham Young University organization chart, via WWW, Mar. 29, 2011 (Duff Tittle, Associate Athletics Director for External Relations; reports to Athletic Director; responsible for maintaining Athletics website, creating game programs, graphic design, and video production)

Deseret News WWW site "BYU athletics media wing is evolving" [March 14, 2011]: (run sports' media relations; work with ESPN; prepare programs for events; public relations; web site operations)

BYU COUGARS WWW site "Athletic Communications" [March 14, 2011]: (function: grant permissions for requests for press, broadcast, and photos to other Sports Information Departments)

Brigham Young University telephone director, 1997-1998: p. 63 (Sports Media Publicity, see Athletic Media Relations) p. 26 (Athletic Media Relations, part of Athletics, Men's Intercollegiate)

Brigham Young University telephone directory, 1999-2000: p. 26 (Athletic Media Relations) p. 147 (Athletic External Relations)

Brigham Young University telephone directory, 2002-03: p. 68 (Sports Media Publicity, see Athletic Media Relations)

BYU Cougars website, Mar. 29, 2011 (Ralph Zobell; director until Sept. 1998)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2011-00046

LCCN: nr00021163

Creator: UPB