Greetings all, After a hiatus on sports photography my partner and I are trying to re-break into the game. Since we live in a town with a major university we approached the media department for credentials with the understanding that they would recieve first rights on anything we do. We would offer images to other publications on a secondary basis. I've done this in the past and always had good results on both sides. It has been common practice for this university as well. According the the media relations director, the NCAA will not allow members to credential freelance shooters who plan to sell images in this manner. Is this correct or am I suffering from not having the connections I had 4 or 5 years ago? While most of my friends in the media department have moved either up or on, it would seem that media credential restrictions have gotten very tight. It doesn't appear to stop them from handing out passes to big money donors with an old Minolta and a 50mm lens but for those of us who have supported them in the past well...sorry. Second question: I am also told from someone who shoots a lot of it that NASCAR has claimed ownership of every photograph shot by anyone attending any NASCAR event and will not allow sales by freelance shooter without their approval. Yes or no? I understand all of these organizations have gotten used to the big money but holy smokes!! Rick H.