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Pat Sweeney

Pat is a St. Paul native who graduated with a journalism degree from that city's College of St. Thomas. Pat started his broadcasting career on the studio crew of KTCA-TV (PBS) in St. Paul. He also worked as a Minneapolis Tribune copy editor, and as an announcer and sportscaster at two suburban Twin Cities radio stations. Pat moved to North Dakota in 1980, working at Williston's KUMV-TV and Dickinson's KQCD-TV before coming to WDAZ in 1982.

Pat became Channel 8 sports director in 1983. From 1984 to 2012, Pat served as the play-by-play voice of University of North Dakota hockey, football, and basketball telecasts produced by WDAZ. His work has been seen nationally on ESPNU, NHL Network and Fox College Sports. He also worked 28 years as host and/or producer of WDAZ's University of North Dakota coaches' shows.

Pat is a three-time North Dakota Sportscaster of the Year recipient, and his work for WDAZ News during the 1997 flood disaster helped WDAZ win a 1998 Edward R. Murrow Award for spot news coverage.

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UND BASEBALL: Sioux Take on Northern Colorado

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - UND's baseball team is riding high. Now the Sioux want to maintain that feeling. They took a three-game win streak into Friday's home conference opening against Northern Colorado.

WDAZ, 04/27/2012

Kristo Returning for Senior Season

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - After his best year as a Sioux, forward Danny Kristo has decided to return to UND for his senior season.

WDAZ, 04/24/2012

UND's Hakstol Signs 6-year Contract Extension

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - UND men's hockey coach Dave Hakstol says he has the best job in hockey. And on Thursday, UND made sure Hakstol will stay in his job by signing him to a six-year contract extension.

WDAZ, 04/19/2012

UND's Hakstol Named National Coach of the Year

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Dave Hakstol led the Sioux men's hockey team through some substantial adversity this season, winning a third consecutive Broadmoor trophy, then getting the team to the West Region final.

WDAZ, 04/13/2012

UND's Brock Nelson Signs With New York Islanders

MacWilliam, Rowney returning
GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Forward Brock Nelson is the first non-senior to leave the Fighting Sioux men's hockey team. The Warroad, MN, native has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the NHL's New York Islanders who drafted him in the first round in 2010.

WDAZ, 04/03/2012

UND Jerseys Without 'Fighting Sioux' Revealed

(WDAZ-TV) - The Fighting Sioux men's hockey team is facing Western Michigan on Saturday in the NCAA tournament and they'll be wearing new jerseys without the Sioux nickname or logo.

WDAZ, 03/23/2012

Red River's Arvidson Chosen as Taco John's Player of the Week for March 14

(WDAZ-TV) - This week's Taco John's Player of the Week is a senior who helped his team win a state championship.

WDAZ, 03/19/2012

GFC's Norton is Taco John's Player of the Week

(WDAZ-TV) - Our Taco John's Player of the Week is coming off an outstanding week of basketball. He is Grand Forks Central's Sean Norton, the 6'3" senior guard. He averaged 31 points and 11 rebounds in three games last week.

WDAZ, 03/01/2012

KnightRiders' Hansen is Taco John's Player of the Week

(WDAZ-TV) - It seems appropriate on tournament week that our Taco John's Player of the Week is a hockey player.

WDAZ, 02/22/2012

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