North Dakota State University Athletics

North Dakota State University football games in 2018 will be moving from ESPN3 to the new subscription-based ESPN+ available on and the ESPN app. All 11 regular-season games will be seen on ESPN+ in addition to continuing statewide television coverage on the NBC North Dakota network and more than nine hours of game day radio coverage.


KVLY-TV and the NBC North Dakota network will carry 10 of the 11 regular season football games statewide in high definition on KVLY channel 11 in Fargo and Grand Forks, KFYR channel 5 in Bismarck, KMOT channel 10 in Minot, KQCD channel 7 in Dickinson, KUMV channel 8 in Williston.

KVLY’s broadcast team includes Brian Shawn play-by-play, Lee Timmerman color analyst, and Ryan Gellner reporting from the sidelines. KVLY’s hourlong pregame show will be hosted by Beth Hoole and Alex Egan.

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All 10 KVLY broadcasts will be available to ESPN+ subscribers. NDSU’s November 10 game at Missouri State is exclusive to ESPN+ as part of the Missouri Valley Football Conference television package.

ESPN+ and ESPN App

The all-new ESPN app curates all of ESPN’s incredible content into a personalized experience unique to each fan. The app includes three core pillars of offering for fans: 

  • News, Scores, Highlights & Audio: The world’s leading sports scores, news, features and analysis, video highlights and clips, and the leading library of live and on-demand sports audio content.
  • “TV Everywhere” video: Authenticated live and on-demand streaming for pay TV subscribers to ESPN’s U.S. linear networks and digital networks, including ESPN3.
  • ESPN+: Direct-to-consumer subscription streaming access to thousands of additional live sporting events, original content and shows, and on-demand video library. Fans subscribe to ESPN+ for just $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year) and cancel at any time.

Subscribe to ESPN+ online at or in the ESPN app, then link your subscription to any of these supported devices in the United States:

A seven-day free trial is currently available to first-time ESPN+ users. Subscribers get no display ads, pre-roll ads or post-roll ads on the ESPN App, and connected TV devices.

For questions about the new ESPN App or ESPN+, please contact the ESPN customer care team at or 1-888-549-ESPN.


Football radio broadcasts will be heard in Fargo-Moorhead on 107.9 The Fox, Bison 1660 and 92.7 FM.  Inside the Fargodome, listen to the game on 92.3 FM.  The Peterson Farms Seed Bison Radio Network has 24 stations across North Dakota and Minnesota. Jeff Culhane enters his third season as play-by-play voice of the Bison and will be joined again by NDSU and Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer Phil Hansen as color analyst and NDSU’s Jeremy Jorgenson as the sideline reporter. Network coverage includes a 30-minute pregame show and 30-minute postgame show.

Start your game day with “The Saturday Morning Kickoff” with Andy Rieckhoff from 9 to 11 a.m. on Bison 1660 and 92.7 FM. Extended game day coverage locally in the Fargo-Moorhead area begins 3 1/2 hours before kickoff with “Bison Tailgate” on Bison 1660 and 92.7 FM. “Bison Game Day” starts 2 1/2 hours before kickoff on 107.9 The Fox, Bison 1660 and 92.7 FM, and “Bison Hotline” runs for 2 hours after the network postgame show with hosts Keith Brake and former NDSU defensive end Cole Jirik taking phone calls.


NDSU All Access video streaming is available for Bison home games by subscription on featuring the Fargodome’s five-camera HD video production and the NDSU radio call of Jeff Culhane, Phil Hansen and Jeremy Jorgenson. Subscriptions are $6.95 for one day, $10.95 monthly or $89.95 annually and each purchase supports NDSU Athletics. Postseason games are not included.

Audio streaming of the Bison Radio Network broadcast for every NDSU football game is available free of charge on

NDSU All Access is available through your Internet browser on any desktop or mobile device, and will be available on the soon-to-come mobile app for Android and iOS. is available for every home game with complete individual and team statistics and play-by-play descriptions. Select road games may be available. Visit the football schedule for links to each event.

The Bison Football Show with Chris Klieman

Get all the highlights, feature stories and analysis from head coach Chris Klieman and host Jeremy Jorgenson live at 10:30 a.m. Sundays starting September 3 and throughout the season on KXJB channel 4 (CBS) in Fargo and Grand Forks, and statewide on NBC North Dakota network stations KFYR channel 5 in Bismarck, KMOT channel 10 in Minot, KQCD channel 7 in Dickinson, KUMV channel 8 in Williston. The show re-airs Sunday nights in Fargo and Grand Forks after the late local news on KVLY channel 11 (NBC).

The Bison Football Radio Show

Play-by-play voice Jeff Culhane and head coach Chris Klieman break down the games and take your calls live on the Bison Football Radio Show each Monday night starting August 26 on 107.9 The Fox and Bison 1660 and 92.7 FM. Call the studio at 701-476-1660, toll free 1-877-792-7444, or email your questions to [email protected].

“The Insiders” on Bison 1660

Voice of the Bison Jeff Culhane and NDSU football sideline reporter and basketball color analyst Jeremy Jorgenson host The Insiders from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. weekdays on Bison 1660 and 92.7 FM. The Insiders provide Bison fans with a behind-the-scenes look at NDSU Athletics interviewing all the coaches and players Bison fans want to hear from, while breaking down all angles of the sports world each and every day. If you’re a Bison fan looking for more, The Insiders is your show to talk NDSU Athletics.

“The BrakeDown” on Bison 1660

Get your Bison fix when the work day is done with the BrakeDown! Keith Brake, NDSU football pregame and postgame host and women’s basketball play-by-play voice, is your guide through the biggest stories of the day from the Bison and beyond with insight, interviews, and your calls! Put the Brake on Monday through Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. only on Bison 1660 and 92.7 FM!




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