Midco Sports to air U. BB games

The newly-created Midco Sports Network will broadcast nine Coyote men's and women's basketball games live during the 2010-11 season, the USD Athletic Department announced on Monday. Tom Neiman will handle play-by-play duties, while Al Bahe will add color commentary.

"We look forward to continuing our partnership with Midcontinent Communications to bring Coyote basketball to the state of South Dakota and the region," Associate Athletic Director David Herbster said. "We had a tremendous fall with MidcoSN in their broadcast of our fall sports and the creation of the football coaches show. We are excited about bringing them back to the Dome for the 2010-11 basketball season."

MidcoSN's coverage starts on Nov. 17 with the home opener for both squads, as the women face Jamestown College and the men battle South Dakota School of Mines. Single games aired include the women's contest with Santa Clara (Nov. 30) and men's games versus Wyoming (Dec. 1) and Eastern Washington (Dec. 20). Men's and women's doubleheaders against Utah Valley (Jan. 22) and North Dakota (Feb. 5) will also be broadcast live.

Offering the region's widest coverage of local sporting events, MidcoSN will cover five USD football games and one volleyball match this fall. It's available on cable channel 26 in Sioux Falls and Vermillion, while fans in other markets should check their local listings. For more information on MidcoSN, including a schedule of games covered, click on the link above.

Fans can purchase season tickets for the Coyote men and women by calling the USD Ticket Office at (605) 677-5959.

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