USD athletics to launch GoYotes TV on South Dakota's cable systems

Coyote programming to be broadcast across 13 cable platforms

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USD Coyote basketball will make its debut on GoYotes TV on Saturday.
Matt Zimmer / Forum News Service

VERMILLION — There's going to be more Coyote sports coming to a TV near you.

The University of South Dakota announced on Thursday the school is launching GoYotes TV, a cable television network that will air Coyote sports events and other USD-related programming.

The university has secured partnerships with 13 cable providers. Midco Sports will remain the primary broadcast partner for USD events, primarily football and basketball, and have first right of refusal on Coyote games. GoYotes TV will broadcast events that Midco passes on, which could include basketball and football but will also mean air time for all other Coyote teams.

The network will also air replays of classic games ( Hail Mary, anyone? ), coaches shows and other original programming, with future plans that could include campus events like concerts and theater performances and news broadcasts that involve student news and other on-campus organizations. Live events will also continue to be broadcast for free on

The inaugural broadcast on GoYotes TV will be Saturday's men's basketball game against North Dakota at 1 p.m. at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.


"This is a great chance to shine a spotlight on not just our athletics department, but this great university and our awesome community of Vermillion," said USD director for external affairs Joe Thuente. "Between GoYotes TV and our partners at Midco Sports, nearly every person with a cable subscription in the state of South Dakota will have access to our events via cable TV broadcast.”

Matt Zimmer is a Sioux Falls native and longtime sports writer. He graduated from Washington High School where he played football, legion baseball and developed his lifelong love of the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, he returned to Sioux Falls, began a long career in amateur baseball and started working as a sports freelancer. Zimmer was hired as a sport reporter at the Argus Leader in 2004, where he covered Sioux Falls high schools and colleges before moving to the South Dakota State University beat in 2014. Email Matt at
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