Sports Information

The University of Tennessee at Martin sports information office is a branch of the Department of Athletics and is responsible for all public relations for the school’s 20 sports. The office publicizes information on each Skyhawk team, its student-athletes and coaching staffs and is located in Room 40 of Skyhawk Fieldhouse, overlooking the volleyball court.

Sports information duties include, but are not limited to, distributing press releases, serving as media host and generating official statistics for home events, producing media guides/game day programs, coordinating event operations and maintaining the official UT Martin athletics webpage. The office also files historical records, submits information to the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA on a daily basis and serves as the primary media liaison for the department of athletics through local, area, regional and national media.

Media interviews with student-athletes and coaches are encouraged, and every effort will be made to accommodate media requests. In-person interviews are preferred, but telephone interviews can be arranged through the sports information office. Players and coaches are available for interviews at the conclusion of each game after a 10-minute cooling-off period.

To obtain a media credential, accredited journalists must contact the sports information office. A wealth of resources from the sports information department can be found at The site features updated schedules, rosters, player bios, scores and statistics. Additional supplements may be found on the school’s Facebook (UT Martin Athletics) and Twitter (@UTMSports and @UTM_Gameday) social media profile pages.

The name of our institution is The University of Tennessee at Martin and if abbreviated, should be referred to as UT Martin. The University of Tennessee at Martin should be used as the first reference in a news story. UT Martin should be used in subsequent references and UTM is acceptable in headlines. Tennessee-Martin, UT-Martin, UT or Martin should never be used. The description Skyhawks should be used to represent all UT Martin athletic teams. Lady Skyhawks or ‘Hawks should never be used.

We appreciate your interest in UT Martin Skyhawk athletics. Please feel free to contact a member of the staff for any needs at 731-881-7632.

   Ryne Rickman
   Sports Information Director
   (Secondary Football, Men's Basketball, Volleyball, Golf,
    Women's Tennis, Equestrian, Rodeo)


   Alex Boggis
   Assistant Sports Information Director
   (Football, Women's Basketball, Softball, Cross Country,
   Indoor and Outdoor Track)


   Jake Rogers
   Sports Information Intern
   (Soccer, Baseball and Rifle)


   Cade Wilemon
   Sports Information Intern


Live Stats
Live stats for all UT Martin Skyhawk home events are available for free, either via the individual online links accessible on each sports schedule page or at the following link.

Online Videostreaming
Videostreaming of select home athletic events are also available through the Ohio Valley Conference Digital Network, when available. 

Media Access
Most of UT Martin athletic facilities now contain wireless access for use by visiting team’s and media members.  Phone lines and fax services will also be provided at most Skyhawk athletic events. Please call the UT Martin Sports Information office if you have questions.

Interviews & Player/Coach Access
Interviews with UT Martin players and coaches can be obtained following each Skyhawk home event. NCAA rules permit players and coaches a minimum of a 10-minute cooling off period prior to the interview period. A sports information staff member can direct you to interview area at each athletic venue.

For non-game day interviews with a coach or player, please contact the sports information contact for that sport for more information. 

Credentials for working press and photographers can be obtained through the UT Martin sports information director. All requests must be made in writing (via email) at least one week in advance of the contest.  Season long passes will be issued to select media at the beginning of that sports season. Please make requests for parking passes at the same time as you make press/photo credential requests.

PMS Colors and Logos
UT Martin athletic logos can be requested through any member of the sports information office. Our PMS Colors for any Skyhawk logo are PMS 289 Blue and PMS 151 Orange.