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Thirty-six of UND's 42 games on Midco Sports Network will be broadcast in high definition.
Inaugural HD broadcasts highlight Midco schedule
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Updated: Thursday 08/19/2013 11:11:06 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Midco Sports Network (MidcoSN) announced today its 2013-14 live broadcast schedule, which will feature at least 42 University of North Dakota home games. Thirty-six of the 42 games will be produced in high definition, making them the first HD home broadcasts in UND Athletics history and offering fans a first-class viewing experience.

MidcoSN’s live broadcast lineup includes all seven of UND’s home football games and 18 men’s hockey games, as well as select volleyball, women’s hockey and men’s and women’s basketball home games.

UND fans will also enjoy extensive original programming on MidcoSN, including UND Insider Weekly, Through These Doors, UND Sports Extra and the new North Dakota Hockey with Dave Hakstol, the latter two which are produced by MidcoSN.

“This year's partnership with Midco Sports Network means our fans will enjoy high definition for nearly our entire broadcast package, a year earlier than previously envisioned, and our fans will see even more original UND Athletics programming this year,” said UND Athletics Director Brian Faison.

“Midco Sports network is pleased to continue its partnership with University of North Dakota,” said Mark Powell, Vice President of Business Solutions for Midcontinent Communications. “UND Athletics is a staple of the network's development and growth. We are pleased to bring several games in quality, high definition during the 2013 -2014 season and look forward to producing original programs every week with UND Sports Extra and our new show, North Dakota Hockey with Dave Hakstol.”

Hosted by UND television voice Dan Hammer, UND Sports Extra offers a weekly round-up of UND Athletics, including highlights, features and in-studio appearances by UND coaches. UND Insider Weekly (formerly UNDsports.TV) offers fans a behind-the-scenes look at the world of UND Athletics, featuring popular segments such as Pro-Tips, Not My Job and the Insider Roundtable. Now in its third season, the acclaimed web series Through These Doors makes its television debut in 2013-14 and takes fans inside UND’s men’s hockey program with 24/7-style coverage.

New in 2013-14 is North Dakota Hockey with Dave Hakstol, a weekly review and preview of UND men’s hockey action, featuring head coach Dave Hakstol in studio with host Dan Hammer.

UND Sports Extra will air every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Central, followed by North Dakota Hockey with Dave Hakstol at 7:30. Both programs will re-air every Friday as part of a UND-heavy programming block that also includes UND Insider Weekly (5:30 p.m.) and Through These Doors (6:30 p.m.).

Faison also indicated that UND Athletics will continue to seek additional options for national broadcast distribution rights for all sports. CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) currently serves as the exclusive national broadcast partner for the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), the new home of UND men’s hockey.

CBSSN will broadcast an NCHC-high six UND games in 2013-14, including home games against Colorado College (Jan. 10) and Miami (Feb. 14), as well as road games at Miami (Oct. 18), Western Michigan (Dec. 6), Denver (Jan. 24) and St. Cloud State (Feb. 28).

UND on Midco Sports Network in 2013-14:

Date Sport Opponent Time  
Aug. 29 FB Valparaiso 7:00 pm  
Sept. 7 FB South Dakota State 6:00 pm (HD)
Sept. 14 FB Montana* 6:00 pm (HD)
Sept. 28 FB Montana State* 2:30 pm (SN 3)
Sept. 30 VB North Dakota State 7:00 pm (HD)
Oct. 6 MHKY Manitoba (Exh.) 7:00 pm (HD)
Oct. 11 MHKY Vermont 7:30 pm (HD)
Oct. 12 FB Eastern Washington* 2:30 pm  
Oct. 12 MHKY Vermont 7:00 pm (HD)
Oct. 19 FB Sacramento State* 2:30 pm (HD)
Oct. 24 VB Montana* 7:00 pm (HD)
Oct. 26 MHKY U.S. Under-18 (Exh.) 7:00 pm (HD)
Nov. 1 MHKY St. Cloud State* 7:30 pm (HD)
Nov. 2 MHKY St. Cloud State* 7:00 pm (HD)
Nov. 9 FB Northern Colorado* 1:00 pm (SN 3)
Nov. 16 MHKY Minnesota Duluth* 7:00 pm (HD)
Nov. 17 WBB South Dakota 2:00 pm (HD)
Nov. 21 VB Northern Arizona* 7:00 pm (HD)
Nov. 22 WHKY Wisconsin* 7:00 pm (HD)
Nov. 24 MBB North Dakota State 5:00 pm (HD)
Nov. 29 MHKY St. Lawrence 7:30 pm (HD)
Nov. 30 MHKY St. Lawrence 7:00 pm (HD)
Dec. 13 MHKY Northern Michigan 7:30 pm (HD)
Dec. 14 WBB North Dakota State 2:00 pm   
Dec. 14 MHKY Northern Michigan 7:00 pm (HD)
Dec. 21 MBB South Dakota State 4:00 pm (HD)
Jan. 2 WBB Southern Utah* 6:00 pm (HD)
Jan. 2 MBB Southern Utah* 8:00 pm (HD)
Jan. 4 WBB Northern Colorado* 2:00 pm (HD)
Jan. 11 MHKY Colorado College* 7:00 pm (HD)
Jan. 18 MHKY Bemidji State 7:00 pm (HD)
Jan. 24 WHKY Bemidji State* 7:00 pm (HD)
Jan. 31 WHKY Minnesota* 7:00 pm (HD)
Date Sport Opponent Time   
Feb. 7 MHKY Nebraska Omaha* 7:30 pm (HD)
Feb. 8 MHKY Nebraska Omaha* 7:00 pm (HD)
Feb. 13 MBB Montana State* 7:00 pm (HD)
Feb. 15 MHKY Miami* 7:00 pm (HD)
Feb. 16 WHKY Minnesota State* 2:00 pm (HD)
Feb. 22 WBB Sacramento State* 2:00 pm (HD)
Mar. 1 MBB Eastern Washington* 2:00 pm (HD)
Mar. 7 MHKY Western Michigan* 7:30 pm  
Mar. 8 MHKY Western Michigan* 7:00 pm (SN 3)
Mar. 14 MHKY NCHC First Round TBD (HD)  
Mar. 15 MHKY NCHC First Round TBD (HD)  
Mar. 16 MHKY NCHC First Round TBD (HD)  

All times Central (schedule subject to change)

All games to air on channel 622 (HD) / 322 (SD) unless otherwise indicated

SN3: Game will air only on Midco Sports Net 3 (channel 323)

* Indicates conference game

FB – Football | MBB – Men’s Basketball | WBB – Women’s Basketball | MHKY – Men’s Hockey | WHKY – Women’s Hockey

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