FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota State University Athletics Department and its exclusive multimedia rightsholder, Bison Sports Properties, announced today that a multi-year broadcast agreement has been reached with Forum Communications Company.
Concurrent with the 2021-22 college athletics season, Forum Communications and its station portfolio – including WDAY (Fargo), WDAZ (Grand Forks), KBMY (Bismarck/Dickinson) and KMCY (Minot/Williston) – will carry multiple Bison sports and athletics programming throughout the length of the agreement.
The exclusive relationship calls for Forum Communications to annually broadcast eight to 11 football games, approximately 40 men’s and women’s basketball games, seasonal coaches’ shows during football, and men’s and women’s basketball, as well as 15 home Olympic sports. Additionally, Forum Communications will carry the NDSU spring football game, postseason TV specials for football and men’s and women’s basketball, and a National Signing Day special for football.
“This is an exciting day for Bison Athletics as we partner with Forum Communications Company for comprehensive television coverage of NDSU football, basketball and our Olympic sport programs,” said NDSU Director of Athletics Matt Larsen. “This relationship provides for expanded coverage across all Forum Communications assets including broadcast, print and digital platforms and delivers unprecedented content to Bison fans across the country.”
NDSU football games will air on ABC networks of WDAY across the state of North Dakota, with the majority of basketball and Olympic sports airing statewide on WDAY Xtra.
Bison Sports Properties, NDSU Athletics’ multimedia rightsholder, is the locally based Learfield IMG College team that secured the new relationship with Forum Communications on behalf of the university.
About Forum Communications Company
Forum Communications Company is a family-owned media and technology company specializing in broadcast, print and digital news as well as commercial printing and agency services. FCC has been bringing journalism and business solutions to the upper Midwest since 1878. WDAY serves as the broadcast division of Forum Communications. Our legacy is deeply rooted in harnessing the power of communication to connect and inform people in the communities we serve. Since 1953, WDAY has been driven by creating and sharing information, ideas and insights. WDAY is an Emmy Award and Edward R. Murrow Award winning station with a high standard of excellence.
About North Dakota State University Athletics
North Dakota State University is a student-focused, land-grant, research university located in Fargo, N.D., with an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students. NDSU is a member of The Summit League and Missouri Valley Football Conference with an affiliate membership in the Big 12 Conference for wrestling. NDSU has a storied history of athletic success including 28 team national championships since 1965 in football, women’s basketball, wrestling, softball, men’s cross country and women’s indoor track and field.
Since completing a reclassification to NCAA Division I in the fall of 2008, the Bison have won eight football national championships, earned five NCAA men’s basketball tournament berths, made 10 softball regionals and one super regional, three NCAA women’s volleyball postseason appearances, NCAA regionals in baseball, women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s golf while producing several All-Americans in track and field, cross country and wrestling.