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Published June 25, 2012, 09:20 PM

UND, Midco Sports Net Ink 5-year Broadcast Deal

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - UND athletics will have a new TV home this year. The school and Midco Sports Net announced Monday they have agreed on a five-year deal.

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - UND athletics will have a new TV home this year. The school and Midco Sports Net announced Monday they have agreed on a five-year deal.

UND will get $1 million in rights fees and Midco will broadcast around 40 games and up to 40 coaches shows each season with the games being in HD by 2014.

All home men's hockey contests will be live along with five football matches, women's hockey and the basketball squads get four games apiece while volleyball is featured three times.

The unnamed coaches show will be Tuesdays at 7 p.m., with the first episode on August 28, two days before the broadcast of the football opener against the South Dakota Mines.

By year three, the games will be in high definition. That's just one aspect of the deal that the partners are excited about.

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