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NDSU & VNL Announce Extension and Expansion of Bison Athletic Contract

NDSU & VNL Announce Extension and Expansion of Bison Athletic Contract

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NDSU Announces Television Coverage for All 11 Regular Season Football Games

 Bismarck, N.D.--North Dakota State University Director of Athletics Gene Taylor announced today all 11 regular season football games will be televised. Taylor also stated NDSU has reached a three-year contract extension with Hoak Media and entered into a three year agreement for basketball coverage.  Bison Football and select basketball games will be broadcast in HD for the first time.

"We are very excited with our television package for the upcoming year. The ability to cover games in HD, the volume of coverage beyond our immediate region, and the addition of basketball games will be a big benefit for our fans." said Taylor. "We are pleased we have been able to extend our contract for another three years." 

Ten of the 11 games will be available on the North Dakota NBC Network (KVLY-TV/Fargo, KFYR-TV/Channel 5/Bismarck, KMOT-TV/Channel 10/Minot, KQCD-TV/Channel 7/Dickinson, KUMV-TV/Channel 8/Williston) including seven broadcasts that will also be made available nationally, three times on Fox College Sports, and four times on ESPN3.   8 games are currently schedule for HD coverage with the potential of 10.  The Kansas State game is available to a prime time national audience on the new Fox Sports 1 channel.  Basketball coverage will include up to 10 Men's Games and 2 Women's Games (match ups yet to be determined).  Select games will air on all NBC affiliates, while others will air on MeTV, all games are statewide.

"We at KVLY and the North Dakota NBC Network are very excited to provide the entire state of North Dakota professionally produced and full HD coverage of Bison football games and starting this year a schedule of Bison Basketball games that will air on our state wide MeTV channel, with select games on the NBC North Dakota network." said Jim Wareham, President and General Manager of KVLY/KXJB.

"We are very pleased with the extension of our NDSU television agreement and happy to deliver to our NDSU fans, High Quality Production of Bison Football and Basketball games, in western ND."

Dick Heidt, President & GM, KFYR-TV / KMOT-TV / KQCD-TV / KUMV-TV 

Each football game will feature a 30-minute pregame show which will air statewide. The pregame show will be hosted on location for select games and anchored from the KVLY-TV studios for others.  The show will include updates from the game site.

"The Craig Bohl Football Show" will air LIVE Sunday mornings at 10:30am on KXJB-TV (CBS, Channel 4) in Fargo and KFYR-TV, KMOT-TV, KQCD-TV & KUMV-TV in western ND. Replays of the show will air Sunday nights on KVLY-TV after the late local news and then again on Midco Sports Network at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. The show will be produced in HD and hosted for the third straight season by NDSU Director of Athletic Sales and Broadcasting Jeremy Jorgenson.

Brian Shawn will return this fall to handle the play-by-play. He will be joined in the booth by KFYR-TV sports director Lee Timmerman and former Bison quarterback Kevin Feeney. Jamal Spencer will work from the sideline.

The NDSU-Indiana State contest Oct. 26 in Terre Haute, IN is the featured Missouri Valley Football Conference Game of the Week.

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2014 Bison Football TV Schedule

Sat., Aug 30th
at Iowa State
(HD) Fox Sports 1 - 11:00AM

Sat., Sept. 6 at Weber State

Sept., 13 Incarnate Word

Sat., Sept. 20 Montana

Sat., Oct. 4 at Western Illinois

Sat., Oct. 11 Southern Illinois
(HD) KVLY/KFYR - 1:00PM (Homecoming)

Sat., Oct. 18 Indiana State

Sat., Oct. 25 at South Dakota

Sat., Nov. 1 South Dakota State

Sat., Nov. 8 at Northern Iowa

Sat., Nov. 15 Missouri State

Sat., Nov. 22

Youngstown State

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