Sam Neidermann is the play-by-play voice of the North Dakota State University Bison. He was named 'Voice of the Bison' in June 2023 and serves as the voice of NDSU football and men's basketball, while also hosting each program's radio and television coaches shows. In addition, he hosts 'The Insiders', a daily sports talk show on NDSU's flagship radio station, Bison 1660.
Prior to coming to North Dakota State, Neidermann called games nationally for Westwood One and ESPN.
He debuted for Westwood One, America's leader in live radio play-by-play, during the 2021 college football season. Sam spent two seasons on Westwood's airwaves, drawing notable college football assignments such as Ohio State vs. Michigan (2021), Alabama vs. Tennessee (2022), as well as the 2022 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament.
In 2022, Sam joined ESPN's college football coverage and called select games on ESPN+, including the first two rounds of the Division I FCS Playoffs. In 2023, he called Florida State's spring game alongside former FSU quarterback EJ Manuel and ESPN college football reporter Pete Thamel.
From 2021 to 2023, Neidermann called play-by-play for multiple sports at Stony Brook University in New York. He served as the voice of Stony Brook's women's basketball telecasts on SNY and directed and produced Thirteen Hundred Miles to Omaha, a three-part documentary about Stony Brook's 2012 College World Series baseball team.
As a student at Indiana University, Neidermann served as the voice of IU softball. In addition, he called IU basketball, football, and soccer through student radio and Big Ten Network plus. He also interned in the Cape Cod Baseball League calling play-by-play for the Cotuit Kettleers.
As a student at the University of Alabama, Sam called high school sports on family-owned radio in historic Selma, Alabama. He also worked with hall of fame announcer Eli Gold, serving as the studio host for Birmingham Bulls hockey broadcasts on News Radio 960 WERC.
Neidermann first hit the air in December 2014 at Fishers High School (Ind.) on the Fishers Sports Network, a streaming network he helped launch with close friends and supportive faculty.
A proud Hoosier, Sam graduated from Indiana University.