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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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Taco John's Player of the Week is Hatton-Northwood Senior

(WDAZ-TV) - We received some fine nominations for our Taco John's Player of the Week, but we can pick only one and this week's honoree is Mike Paulson, the 6'5" senior basketball guard for Hatton-Northwood.

WDAZ, 02/16/2012

Devils Lake Guard Named Taco John's Player of the Week

(WDAZ-TV) - Area coaches sent in some terrific nominees this week. Unfortunately, we can pick only one.

WDAZ, 02/01/2012

Mussman Up For Coach of the Year Award

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - After the season, UND football head coach Chris Mussman won several conference coach of the year awards, but now he has a chance at a national honor.

WDAZ, 12/06/2011

VIDEO: Grafton Downs Shanley 28-8 to Take 2A Title

FARGO (WDAZ-TV) - It's championship day in North Dakota prep football. Three games are down with one to go.

WDAZ, 11/11/2011

2 Sioux Football Players Out For Season With Injuries

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - UND head football coach Chris Mussman said Tuesday that two of his players are out with injuries for the rest of the season.

WDAZ, 10/11/2011

VOLLEYBALL: Red River Stays Unbeaten With Win Over Central

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - The Red River girls volleyball team remains unbeaten after a win over Grand Forks Central on Tuesday night.

WDAZ, 10/04/2011

Riders Top Bismarck For 14th Consecutive State Tennis Title

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - In Thursday's North Dakota boys tennis semifinals, thirteen-time defending champion Red River had its closest dual of the year, edging Mandan 3-2.

WDAZ, 09/30/2011

VIDEO: Sights and Sounds at Sioux Fan Fest

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - On Saturday, September 10, Ralph Engelstad Arena was a busy place. Some fans were buying hockey and basketball tickets in the lobby, while many more were down at ice-level for the Sioux Fan Fest.

WDAZ, 09/11/2011

Bradley to Start as Sioux QB

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - When Joey Bradley makes his Sioux debut next week, he will make it as UND's starting quarterback.

WDAZ, 08/26/2011

Football's Almost Back in Northern Minnesota

EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (WDAZ-TV) - Minnesota high school open the football season next week and for Sacred Heart, game one is a week from tonight. Drew Mortenson is the Eagles' new head coach after fives years as an assistant.

WDAZ, 08/25/2011

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