Media Information

Media information for the 2016 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman will be updated on this site as it becomes available. Please check back for updates, or contact us with any additional questions.



2015 Military Bowl Media Guide


2014 Military Bowl Media Guide



Executive Director Steve Beck on WTOP on 12-2-2016


Josh Barr, Military Bowl,, 202-309-5021


Josh Barr, Military Bowl,, 202-309-5021

Northrop Grumman

Randy Belote, Northrop Grumman,, 703-875-8525


Michelle Shortencarrier, USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore,, 703-696-4839
Sarah Camille Hipp, USO,, 703-579-0882

Interview Requests

All interviews with coaches and/or players must be cleared though each school’s sports information director. A Military Bowl PR representative can assist with Military Bowl, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Northrop Grumman, USO or other bowl-related interview requests.


Credential Application

Credentials are available at Please contact with any questions.

Credential Policy

The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman seeks to allocate credentials in order to maximize coverage in a safe, professional working environment. With limited space at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, it may not be possible to accommodate all requests. Preference will be given to media who regularly cover the home and away games of the participating teams as well as established local media outlets that routinely cover Bowl-related events. Next priority will be given to media that cover all home games of either team. All credential decisions are made at the discretion of Military Bowl media relations staff, in conjunction with the sports information directors of the participating teams. Credential mailing and pickup information will be provided upon approval.

Credential Mailing & Pickup Times

If your credential application was approved and you selected the mail option, your credentials will ship via FedEx or USPS.

If you selected the pickup option, credentials will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 26 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington. To make alternate arrangements for pickup, please contact Josh Barr at


A limited number of media parking passes are available for Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. If you are in need of parking, please indicate so in the online credential application. Please note that in order to receive parking, credentials must be picked up prior to gameday.


JW Marriott Washington, D.C.
1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

The links to book a room with the media rate are provided in the credential application. For assistance, please e-mail

We recommend that media covering the teams and events during Bowl Week stay in Washington. All media should strongly consider staying in Annapolis on Dec. 26-27.


Television stations will be allowed to film from the sidelines during the game. However, the Military Bowl’s contract with ESPN prohibits the use of game highlights on local newscasts prior to the completion of the game. A distribution amp will be provided adjacent to ESPN’s production truck for use by television stations wanting game highlights. Game highlights can be used in the standard news window. ESPN is the courtesy. Beginning 30 minutes prior to kickoff until ESPN is off the air, there will be no live telecasts, continuous live radio broadcasts or transmissions from inside Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Live shots can originate at any time from outside Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. All ENG trucks must be positioned outside Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in the designated area. Please contact Josh Barr at for more information.


2016 Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO
Game Date: Tuesday, Dec. 27
Kickoff Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
No. 23 Temple vs. Wake Forest
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium – Annapolis, Md.
Stadium capacity – 34,000
TV/Radio: ESPN


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