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Jody Norstedt

Jody grew up in Montevideo, MN, and has a degree in broadcast journalism with a minor in communication studies from St. Cloud State University. He joined the WDAY Sports Team in April of 2011. During his time in St. Cloud, he worked at the University TV station (UTVS) as the station's sports director, and the college radio station KVSC as a sports announcer.

He also held the ice-side reporter position for the St. Cloud State men's hockey games broadcast statewide. Jody was hired to the WDAZ Sports Team in June of 2008.

Jody has a passion for sports and enjoys following the Twins, Wild, Vikings, and Timberwolves. He is excited to cover local sports in the Red River Valley.

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Bison ready to take on Sooners in NCAA tournament Thursday

Spokane, WA (WDAY TV) - The trendy pick in recent years for people handing in a bracket is take an upset and for NDSU they've been the darlings of the national media so far this week.

WDAY, 03/19/2014

Bison arrive in Spokane ready to play spoiler

Spokane, WA (WDAY TV) - Traveling long distances is nothing new for this year's Bison men's basketball team. They've played in four different time zones. Today they arrived in Spokane in preparation for their NCAA Tourney opener with Oklahoma…but they weren't the tallest people in the gym...

WDAY, 03/19/2014

It's been a long road for Saul Phillips and his six seniors to get to this spot

Sioux Falls, SD (WDAY TV) - NCAA Tournament fever will return to Fargo after a five year absence as NDSU clinched the Summit League tournament championship in thrilling fashion last night, it's been a long road for Saul Phillips and his six seniors to get back to this spot.

WDAY, 03/12/2014

NDSU fans are still on cloud nine after a heart-stopping win for the Bison Men

Sioux Falls, SD (WDAY TV) - The day after, NDSU fans are still on cloud nine after a heart-stopping win last night in the Summit League Championship game, where the Bison rallied in the final four minutes as they'll head back to the NCAA Tournament for a second time.

WDAY, 03/12/2014

Saul Phillips excited about upcoming game

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -That fantastic finish was five years ago yesterday and now NDSU finds itself in the same spot as that special 2009 team, in the Summit League final, a win away from the NCAA Tournament.

WDAY, 03/11/2014

NDSU playing for ticket to NCAA tournament

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -Nearly five years to the day, NDSU will attempt to make its second NCAA tournament appearance tonight when they match up with Fort Wayne for the Summit League championship, and much like five years ago, the opponent standing in the way is a great challenge.

WDAY, 03/11/2014

Bison Men with dominant win against Denver in the semis

Sioux Falls, SD (WDAY TV) - NDSU came to Sioux Falls off a nine day layoff, one of the perks of clinching the number one seed, the downside was the worry about being rusty.

WDAY, 03/10/2014

Bison Men preparing for their first postseason game against Denver

Souix Falls, SD (WDAY TV) - The entire college basketball season comes down to two days for NDSU, needing two wins in Sioux Falls to reach the NCAA Tournament and fulfill its preseason goals.

WDAY, 03/10/2014

WDAY Saturday Sports

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - WDAY Sports presents a special edition of WDAY Sports with all of your Saturday highlights.

WDAY, 03/08/2014

Beyond the Game: Park Christian's Hunter Nickel

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - Park Christian's boys basketball team is on the doorstep of making history, a win away from the state tournament for the 1st time and in tonight's Beyond the Game, Jody Norstedt shares the resilient story of the Falcons man in the middle.

WDAY, 03/05/2014

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