• By Philip Green

Sports Editorial

Live coverage of Minot State athletics has been completely revamped this year. BEK Sports has signed a contract with MSU to stream games for 2021. They will stream all home basketball games for the men’s and women’s teams and all wrestling matches this winter. The stream will go live on msubeavers.com, nsicnetwork.com/msubeavers, and on Midco cable TV in the Minot area.

This new stream is a fresh facelift for athletics and will bring tons of benefits for the Beavers. In years’ past, the stream quality has been less than ideal. This new deal with BEK Sports is huge for the family members of Beaver athletes. It’s not always easy for parents to make trips to Minot to watch their sons or daughters play so streaming the games is essential. Viewing a low-quality stream can also discourage recruits. Now for student-athletes whose families live far from Minot, they can be confident they’ll be able to watch a high-quality stream.

The new stream also provides opportunities to re-watch games after they have been played. This can also be used as a recruiting tool. The saved streams can be edited into recap videos for how games went as well as hype videos throughout the season. A game feed that provides multiple camera angles, high-end sports reporting, and quality footage of student-athletes will be a huge benefit for many programs on campus.

The first games to be streamed will be tonight’s wrestling match against South Minnesota State and tomorrow’s women’s basketball game against Northern State.

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