St. Norbert College, MYNEW32 Enter Into Television Agreement for 2011-12

From Sports Information Director, June 3, 2011 |
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College and MYNEW32 (WACY-TV) have entered into a television broadcasting agreement for the 2011-12 school year. WACY-TV is scheduled to broadcast 25 St. Norbert sporting events live as well as three non-sporting events during the academic year.

WACY-TV is available on Channel 32 on the UHF band and is available on Channel 13 to Time Warner Cable subscribers in most Northeastern Wisconsin markets (Channel 10 in Marinette).

Tentatively scheduled for broadcast are six men's ice hockey games, five football games, five men's and women's basketball games each and four women's ice hockey games. The final broadcast schedule will be released later in the summer.

"St. Norbert College is excited to have our student-athletes showcase their talents on MYNEW32," St. Norbert president Thomas Kunkel said. "St. Norbert has a proud athletic tradition of producing outstanding teams and we want to thank the Journal Broadcast Group for partnering with us to bring some of our Green Knight athletic events to northeastern Wisconsin and beyond."

St. Norbert's men's ice hockey team won its second NCAA Division III national championship in four years this past March. The school's two basketball programs and football program also advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2010-11.

"St. Norbert College athletics is excited about this tremendous opportunity to partner with MYNEW32 to televise our student-athletes and events," St. Norbert athletics director Tim Bald said. "To have this many live event telecasts is very unique for a Division III institution."

Journal Broadcast Group, which operates WACY-TV under a local marketing agreement, has acquired a new state-of-the-art production truck to handle broadcasts. The station also announced in March it will return its N.E.W. Sports Showdown programming with 10 high school football games.

Long-time area sports broadcaster Ted Stefaniak will handle play-by-play with assistance from veteran St. Norbert men's hockey radio voice Tim Derozier on that sport's broadcasts.

"The quality of college sports in this area is remarkable," MYNEW32 general manager Warren Glover said. "This joint venture will be a great addition to MYNEW32's schedule."

The only Norbertine college in the world, St. Norbert is a four-year, Catholic liberal arts college, devoted to the Norbertine traditions of community, prayer and service to others. Founded in 1898 by Abbot Bernard Pennings as a school to prepare men for the priesthood, St. Norbert College became coeducational in 1952. Today the residential campus serves about 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students hailing from throughout the United States and more than 30 countries, and offers study abroad opportunities in 37 countries. St. Norbert College is located on the banks of the Fox River in the residential community of De Pere, Wisconsin, neighboring Green Bay -- a metropolitan area of more than 200,000, rich in culture, business and opportunity. The academic excellence of the college is nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges.

Journal Broadcast Group owns and operates 33 radio stations and 13 television stations in 12 states and operates another television station under a local marketing agreement. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it is a broadcast business of Journal Communications, Inc., a diversified media company with operations in publishing, radio and television broadcasting, interactive media and printing services.