UNO-USD Clash To Be Televised Nationally on CSTV

For the first time in league history a regular-season NCC game will be broadcast nationally when The University South Dakota and the University of Nebraska-Omaha game in November is carried live by the national cable system CSTV. The announcement was made by USD athletic director Joel Nielsen and UNO athletic director David Miller.

The Coyotes will play Nebraska-Omaha at Al F. Caniglia Field on the UNO campus on Thursday, Nov. 1. Due to the televised broadcast, the game has been moved from its original schedule time of 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 to a Thursday night game on Nov. 1. The kickoff time will be announced later.

"We're honored to be selected as one of the nationally televised DII football games this upcoming year by CSTV," said Nielsen. "It's a great reflection on the effort and success of our coaching staff and student-athletes over the past four years. I'd like to thank UNO and Coach Pat Behrns for moving a home game to accommodate the broadcast. It should be a great ‘rallying' event for the Coyote alumni and fans across the United States," said Nielsen.

"This is a great opportunity to showcase our campus, stadium and what should be a great football game," Miller said.

In 1986, the Coyotes and North Dakota State Bison were involved in the NCAA Division II Football Championship game which was carried by ESPN. This is just the third national broadcast involving South Dakota schools. The other national telecast was also by CSTV, which carried the University of Sioux Falls in its NAIA championship game last fall.

This will be the 50th match-up in school history between UNO and South Dakota with the Coyotes owning a 25-23-1 advantage in the series. USD has won each of the last two games since breaking a nine game-losing streak to the Mavericks in 2005.

Like UNO, this is USD's first-ever appearance on CSTV, a national cable channel that currently reaches more than 65 million households nationwide.

The game will be available for free online as well as through Nebraska; Midcontinent Communications in South Dakota and Cedar Fall Utilities, Hospers Telephone Company, Mediacom Communications and Premier Communications in Iowa. In addition, CSTV is available in cable systems across the country and via satellite on DIRECTV's Total Choice Premier Package Channel 610 and DISH Network's American's Top 120 Package Channel 152. More information on CSTV is available at