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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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Serge Gambucci, Legendary Grand Forks Hockey Coach, Dies at 91

Gambucci led Grand Forks Central to the first 10 North Dakota boys hockey championships (1961-70).

WDAZ, 04/08/2014

UND Associate Head Coach Dan Brown Among Those Applying for UND Volleyball Head Coaching Job

As of mid-afternoon Monday, Dec. 23, 26 people had applied for the UND head coaching vacancy.

WDAZ, 12/23/2013

Mussman Out as UND Football Coach

After six years as head coach, Mussman was relieved of his duties by athletic director Brian Faison.

WDAZ, 11/18/2013

UND Breaks Ground for Indoor Practice Facility

Coaches say UND High Performance Center has already helped recruiting.

WDAZ, 09/05/2013

Former WDAZ Sports Director Bob Bustin Dies at 85

Bustin served as WDAZ's second Grand Forks-based sports director, working in the 1970s.

WDAZ, 07/30/2013

UND Extends Jones' Contract Through 2016-17

Jones' two-year option is renewed after third-place finish in first Big Sky Conference season.

WDAZ, 07/12/2013

Former UND, NFL Kicker Errol Mann dies at 71

Mann, a native of Breckenridge, Minnesota, was the only former UND player to win a Super Bowl, helping the Raiders defeat the Vikings in Super Bowl XI.

WDAZ, 04/17/2013

UND Announces 22 Signees in Football Recruiting Class

Two North Dakotans and two Minnesotans are among UND's Class of 2013.

WDAZ, 02/06/2013

Oshie Gets 5-Year Deal from Blues

Former UND, Warroad forward will get average of $4.175 million each year.

WDAZ, 07/19/2012

Hole-in-one Wednesday at Ray Richards

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - A hole-in-one was recorded Wednesday at Ray Richards Golf Course in Grand Forks.

WDAZ, 07/18/2012

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