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Sam Neidermann

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. 

Alongside his work at North Dakota State, Sam has called games nationally with Westwood One and ESPN. 

In 2024, he called the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament, covering the Albany 1 Regional for Westwood One. He spent two seasons calling college football on Westwood's airwaves, drawing notable assignments such as Ohio State vs. Michigan in 2021 and Alabama vs. Tennessee in 2022. 

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.

Prior to transferring to Indiana, Sam studied for two years at the University of Alabama. He called high school sports on family-owned radio in historic Selma, Alabama and 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. 

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