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Pat Sweeney

Pat is a St. Paul native who graduated with a journalism degree from that city's College of St. Thomas. Pat started his broadcasting career on the studio crew of KTCA-TV (PBS) in St. Paul. He also worked as a Minneapolis Tribune copy editor, and as an announcer and sportscaster at two suburban Twin Cities radio stations. Pat moved to North Dakota in 1980, working at Williston's KUMV-TV and Dickinson's KQCD-TV before coming to WDAZ in 1982.

Pat became Channel 8 sports director in 1983. From 1984 to 2012, Pat served as the play-by-play voice of University of North Dakota hockey, football, and basketball telecasts produced by WDAZ. His work has been seen nationally on ESPNU, NHL Network and Fox College Sports. He also worked 28 years as host and/or producer of WDAZ's University of North Dakota coaches' shows.

Pat is a three-time North Dakota Sportscaster of the Year recipient, and his work for WDAZ News during the 1997 flood disaster helped WDAZ win a 1998 Edward R. Murrow Award for spot news coverage.

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UND's Sean Johnson Named Athletic Director at Angelo State

(WDAZ-TV) - Sean Johnson, UND's senior associate athletic director for external operations, has been named director of athletics at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, effective July 23.

WDAZ, 06/29/2012

GF Public Schools Athletic Director Takes Fargo Position Monday

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Todd Olson has spent the last seven years in a job that some would describe as thankless, but one that he feels has been rewarding.

WDAZ, 06/27/2012

Bruce Olson, Area Hockey Coach, Dies at 55

(WDAZ-TV) - Bruce Olson, the former boys coach at Minot, Roseau and Warroad high schools and former women's coach at UND and Bemidji State, died early Wednesday in Rochester, MN. He was 55.

WDAZ, 06/26/2012

Berry Returns to Sioux Hockey Staff

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Fighting Sioux men's hockey head coach Dave Hakstol had a busy Wednesday, welcoming back his former associate head coach.

WDAZ, 06/13/2012

Strand Gets Hole-in-one At King's Walk

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - There was a hole-in-one reported at King's Walk Golf Course in Grand Forks on Monday.

WDAZ, 05/21/2012

3 Sioux Baseball Players Named to Great West All-conference Team

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - On the eve of the Great West Conference Tournament, three Sioux baseball players have been named to the all-conference team.

WDAZ, 05/21/2012

GIRLS GOLF: Regular Season Wrap-up at EGF Invitational

EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (WDAZ-TV) - Northwest Minnesota girls golf teams wrap up the final regular season this week and for some, it ended Monday at the East Grand Forks Invitational.

WDAZ, 05/21/2012

BASEBALL: Sioux on a Streak

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - The Sioux baseball team is in the middle of a 15-game homestand and it has been a good one so far.

WDAZ, 05/07/2012

FOOTBALL: Hawkins Heads to Vikings Mini-camp

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - UND's Dominique Hawkins left Grand Forks for the Twin Cities with the goal of getting a contract with the Minnesota Vikings.

WDAZ, 05/01/2012

BOYS GOLF: Blustery Day at EGF Invitational

EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (WDAZ-TV) - Friday was not the best day to be golfing as the competitors found out a the East Grand Forks boys invitational.

WDAZ, 04/27/2012

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