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Courtesy: UNDsports.com
Twenty-five basketball games will air on Fox Sports North and Midco Sports Net, among others, this season.
MBB and WBB set for historic television exposure
Courtesy: UNDsports.com
Release: 11/05/2014
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota Athletics Director Brian Faison announced a 25-game television schedule for the men’s and women’s basketball programs on Wednesday.

Midco Sports Network (MidcoSN) and FOX Sports North (FSN) will combine to air 18 of those contests in HD, while seven more road games will also air on various networks. The combined coverage by MidcoSN and FSN will provide the most television exposure in UND men’s and women’s basketball history. Fox College Sports (FCS) will also have the option to air each of the 18 home games scheduled for broadcast.

“We’re excited to grow our men’s and women’s basketball television exposure around the region and nation,” Faison said. “To be able to add FOX Sports North to our schedule in addition to our agreement with Midco Sports Network for our home games is exciting and a great opportunity for our fans across the region and nation to follow our basketball teams even more closely. The added exposure will also help our student-athletes and coaches as they continue to build their basketball brands here at UND.”

MidcoSN will produce five home men’s basketball games in addition to the away game at South Dakota State on Nov. 21. MidcoSN will also produce five home women’s basketball games as well as the away contest at South Dakota on Dec. 21. Dan Hammer returns as the play-by-play voice for UND home games, while Greg Stemen joins him as analyst.

FSN or FSN Plus will air six men’s basketball games and two women’s basketball games. These eight contests will be produced by UND Athletics staff, professional freelancers and UND students. UND Athletics’ Video Production Coordinator David Folske will serve as producer while Director of New Media Matt Schill will direct the games. Associate Athletic Director for External Operations Kyle Doperalski will call the play-by-play with broadcast veteran Al Bahe providing the color analysis.

Big Sky Conference games not televised can be streamed on computers and mobile devices through the conference’s Watch Big Sky platform. The first televised basketball game will be November 18. UNDsports.com will update FCS information as it becomes available.

2014-15 Television Coverage

Date           Sport     Opponent                                Channel
Nov. 18 WBB Milwaukee MidcoSN
Nov. 21 MBB at South Dakota State MidcoSN
Nov. 28 MBB at Utah Pac-12 Network
Dec. 6 WBB at North Dakota State NBC North Dakota
Dec. 8 MBB at Minnesota ESPNU
Dec. 10 WBB Minnesota FSN
Dec. 13 MBB at North Dakota State NBC North Dakota
Dec. 19 MBB Dickinson State FSN
Dec. 21 WBB at South Dakota MidcoSN
Dec. 22 MBB at Marquette Fox Sports 2
Jan. 3 WBB Montana MidcoSN
Jan. 8 MBB Sacramento State FSN
Jan. 10 MBB Portland State MidcoSN
Jan. 17 MBB Northern Colorado MidcoSN
Jan. 22 WBB Idaho  MidcoSN
Jan. 29 MBB Weber State FSN
Jan. 31 MBB Idaho State MidcoSN
Feb. 12 MBB Montana MidcoSN
Feb. 14 MBB Montana State FSN
Feb. 19 WBB Portland State MidcoSN
Feb. 21 WBB Sacramento State MidcoSN
Feb. 26 MBB Northern Arizona MidcoSN
Feb. 28 MBB Southern Utah FSN
Mar. 3 MBB Omaha FSN
Mar. 7 WBB Northern Colorado FSN

-UND-

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