Midco Sports Announces Multi-Year Television Rights Agreement with UND Athletics

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Midco Sports Announces Multi-Year Television Rights Agreement with UND Athletics

August 4, 2022 – GRAND FORKS, ND: Midco Sports announced that a multi-year television broadcast agreement has been reached with the University of North Dakota Athletics Department.

Beginning with the 2022-23 athletic season, Midco Sports will broadcast all home hockey, football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and volleyball contests. The network will also carry select home soccer and softball games. All contests will be produced and carried on Midco Sports, Midco Sports Two or Midco Sports Plus.

“Midco Sports is extremely pleased to continue our relationship with the University of North Dakota. Over the past 10 years, we have built a solid foundation, which we intend to grow for Fighting Hawks teams and fans,” said VP of Midco Sports Mark Powell. “Expanding the number of games covered and the reach of our network are critical steps in growing our partnership. We look forward to working with the North Dakota Athletics staff to showcase Fighting Hawk athletics across all Midco Sports platforms.”

“The opportunity to continue our television relationship with Midco Sports is something we could not be more excited about,” said North Dakota Director of Athletics Bill Chaves. “Our past decade as partners has been really special but we believe that moving forward we both can bring UND Athletics to another visibility level through all of Midco’s various platforms.”

In addition to all home North Dakota hockey and football contests airing on the network, Midco Sports will broadcast most conference road games for the football program and select road league contests for the hockey team, in agreement with the league’s respective policies. Select contests against other Midco Sports collegiate partners, as well as conference tournaments, will continue to air on the network across multiple sports.

From a new location inside Ralph Engelstad Arena, Midco Sports will produce a live, pregame show on Friday nights plus intermission and postgame segments on both nights of a home hockey series. Midco Sports will also broadcast live pregame, halftime and postgame football content along with a continuation of the “UND Football Signing Day Special,” the most extensive National Signing Day coverage in the region.

Midco Sports will continue to produce a pair of award-winning shows, with #DayByDay, a weekly program dedicated to the North Dakota football program, entering its fifth season, and Through These Doors, the premier look into the day-to-day life of a North Dakota hockey student-athlete, is set to be carried for an entire season for the first time by the network.