BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference today announced an expanded broadcast partnership with Midco Sports Network® for the 2019-20 academic year. MidcoSN will air 51 live NSIC events, which includes Bemidji State University’s football games versus the University of Mary, Sept. 12, and the University of Minnesota Duluth, Sept. 28, as well as potential women’s or men’s basketball or volleyball postseason contests.
In total, MidcoSN will air 10 NSIC football games, 20 NSIC regular-season and 14 tournament basketball games and seven NSIC Tournament volleyball matches in 2019-20.
The partnership will continue the “NSIC Thursday Night Football Game of the Week,” airing from Sept. 5 through Sept.26, with the other six football games airing on Saturdays.
During the basketball season, MidcoSN will broadcast ten doubleheaders and continue its full coverage of the NSIC/Sanford Health Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments. All fourteen games of the tournament played at the Sanford Pentagon along with the ten doubleheaders add up to 34 live basketball contests produced and aired live on MidcoSN.
New this season, MidcoSN will air all seven matches of the NSIC Volleyball Tournament played at the Sanford Pentagon November 22-24.
“MidcoSN continues to be a tremendous supporter of the NSIC, and we are thrilled to be able to continue to grow our partnership, exposing the region to our first-class institutions and the incredible student-athletes that compete in the NSIC,” said NSIC Commissioner Erin Lind.
“MidcoSN is pleased to continue our partnership with the NSIC. Their dedication to student-athlete performance matches our desire to share their excellence on the competitive platform and we are excited to share this live NSIC content with fans across the region,” said Mark Powell, VP of MidcoSN.
For the past five years, the NSIC and MidcoSN have partnered to broadcast numerous live and taped-delayed regular season and tournament contests from various NSIC sports.
About the NSIC
The NSIC is a 16-team, 18-sport, NCAA Division II conference with teams located in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. The mission of the NSIC is to promote, conduct and regulate competitive sports programs which will assist student-athletes in their successful athletic, academic and person development.
About Midco Sports Network
Midco Sports Network provides live coverage of local sporting events and produces award-winning original sports programming. Since 2010, MidcoSN has delivered the sights and sounds of high school, collegiate, outdoors, motorsports and more to homes and businesses across the Upper Midwest. Visit MidcoSN.com to catch up on the action and check out blogs from the MidcoSN team.
Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).