FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota State University Athletic Department, its multimedia rightsholder LEARFIELD, and Radio FM Media have announced Sam Neidermann as “Voice of the Bison” beginning this upcoming season. He will also serve as Sports Director for Radio FM Media and Director of Operations for BISON 1660/92.7.
Neidermann officially joins the Bison team on July 24th and will handle play-by-play duties for football and men’s basketball. He also will host the one-hour coaches’ shows for radio and television during sports’ seasons.
“As the Voice of the Bison, Sam will play an important role in bringing the excitement of our football and basketball games to our fans across the country,” said NDSU Director of Athletics Matt Larsen. “We look forward to Sam joining our team to help convey the NDSU Athletics story and the rich tradition of success to our passionate Bison nation.”
Neidermann’s play-by-play experience includes Westwood One, ESPN, and Stony Brook University. He has called nationally broadcast college football for the last two seasons, drawing notable assignments such as Ohio State vs. Michigan (2021) and Alabama vs. Tennessee (2022) as well as college basketball coverage, including the 2022 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. Neidermann was also a part of ESPN’s college football coverage during the 2022 season, including the first two rounds of the Division I FCS Playoffs.
“We are thrilled to have Sam join the Radio FM Media team as the new voice of the Bison and to serve in key roles directing our sports programming and our partnership with NDSU athletics,” said Nancy Odney, COO of Radio FM Media. “Sam is a talented play-by-play announcer and rising star in sports media, and we look forward to having him share his passion and energy with our listeners.”
A native of Fishers, Indiana and a graduate of Indiana University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Media, Neidermann has called play-by-play for multiple sports at Stony Brook University in New York since 2021. He served as the voice of Stony Brook’s women’s basketball telecasts on SNY and was also the voice of Stony Brook’s baseball program. In June 2022, he produced and directed 1300 Miles to Omaha, a three-part documentary about Stony Brook’s 2012 baseball team that made it to the College World Series.
“I am honored to join the winning tradition at North Dakota State and feel so blessed to be a part of the NDSU family. Thank you to Tom Boman and Josh Hartman of Learfield, Matt Larsen and NDSU athletics, and Nancy Odney of Radio FM Media for this special opportunity. I cannot wait to get to Fargo and meet Bison Nation. Go Bison!”
Fans can hear Neidermann’s debut behind the mic on Saturday, Sept. 2, when Bison football opens at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis against Eastern Washington at 2:30.
About NDSU: 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 29 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 nine 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, two NCAA baseball regionals, as well as NCAA regionals in women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s golf while producing several All-Americans in track and field, cross country and wrestling.
About Radio FM Media: A multimedia broadcasting company. We have nine dynamic radio stations with the top on air announcers and influencers in the market. Our stations have HD technology that is exclusive to the market providing unmatched audio quality across our streams, smart speaker skills, mobile apps and multiple FM signals. We sponsor nine signature events and have a high-quality digital platform with Digital FM Media. Radio FM Media, Inc. is locally owned by Jim Ingstad.
About LEARFIELD: The exclusive athletics multimedia rights holder for NDSU. Its locally based team, Bison Sports Properties, works alongside the athletics administration in daily oversight of the comprehensive rights agreement and management of the corporate partner platform.