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02/21/24 – Sweet 16® Media Credential Applications Now Open

February 21, 2024 2023-2024 News Releases



The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the 2024 Mingua Beef Jerky Girls’ Basketball Sweet 16® and the 2024 UK HealthCare Boys’ Basketball Sweet 16® is now live and can be accessed via

Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the media who regularly cover high school athletics. Credentials must be requested prior to the established deadline for each sport through the online credentialing system.

Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of their organization needing to attend an event. Credentials for freelance photographers and stringers must be requested by the sports editor/director at the outlet the freelancer will be representing. Media outlets are responsible for the actions of all individuals representing their organization, including compliance with KHSAA policies and procedures. No credentials will be issued outside of the online credentialing system. The KHSAA reserves the right to limit the number of credentials issued to media outlets when space is at a premium.

Failure to adhere to the KHSAA policies and guidelines outlined on, as well as unauthorized use of the media credential, will result in the revocation of the credential and non-issuance of future passes.



About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 290 member schools, both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 229 state championships to 59 teams and 178 individuals in 13 sports and six sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 109,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.


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