Benchwarmers

Weekly at 7 PM CT on Wednesdays, June – August 

Great sports minds. Unbiased sports debate. The show features a MidcoSN host and panel members from the local media. Everything is on the table for debate, from area sports to national topics. 

 

Air DateCityLocationGuests*Topics

June 6

Sioux Falls, SD

Avera Sports Dome

  • Matt Zimmer (Argus Media)
  • Tim Huber (Augustana Baseball)
  • D-II Baseball Championship
  • Minnesota Twins
  • Amatuer baseball

June 13

Sioux Falls, SD

Warwick Workouts/Avera Sports Center

  • Shane Warwick (Warwick Workouts)
  • Freddy Coleman (Trainer, Warwick Workouts)
  • Andrew Baker (Trainer, Warwick Workouts)
  • NBA Finals
  • Summit League/College Basketball
  • Avera Select

June 20

Aberdeen, SD

Barnett Center – 2nd Floor
(Avera Health/Wellness Center)

  • Paula Krueger (NSU Women's Basketball)
  • Emily Horos (Aberdeen American News)
  • Northern State/NSIC Sports
  • Barnett Center 30th Anniversary

June 27

Marshall, MN

Red Baron Arena/Avera Plaza

  • Erin Lind (NSIC Commissioner)
  • Kelly Loft (SMSU)
  • Jacob Fahl (Southwest MN Amateur Sports Commission) 
  • Northern Sun Conference
  • Division II changes and challenges
  • Minnesota high school hockey

July 11

Mitchell, SD

Dakota Wesleyan/Avera Sports and Wellness

  • Matt Wilbur (DWU Men's Basketball)
  • Jason Christensen (DWU Women's Basketball)
  • Ryan Deal (Mitchell Daily Republic)
  • Youth Sports/AAU vs Rec leagues
  • Women's basketball national championship
  • NAIA national tournament changes

July 18

Yankton, SD

National Field Archery Association

  • Cody Schilling (Mount Marty Men's Basketball)
  • Ryan Mors (Yankton HS AD)
  • Jeremy Hoeck (Yankton Press & Dakotan) 
  • Lancers basketball
  • SDHSAA
  • Yankton: an archery hotbed

July 25

Brookings, SD

Brookings High School

  • T.J. Otzelberger (SD State Men's Basketball Head Coach)
  • Mike Daum (SD State Men's Basketball)
  • Justin Sell (SD State Athletic Director)
  • Jackrabbit Basketball
  • The Daum Diet
  • NCAA transfer rules

August 1

Brandon, SD

Brandon Youth Hockey Rink

  • Tom Cauwels (President - Brandon Valley Hockey Association)
  • Randy Marso (Brandon Valley High School Athletic Director)
  • New indoor hockey rink
  • Metro Conference vs Eastern SD Conference

August 8

Pierre, SD

Hyde Stadium

  • Dan Swartos (SDHSAA Director)
  • Chris Hull (Fishing/hunting guide)
  • Steve Steele (Pierre High School) 
  • 6-Man Football
  • Gender equity in high school sports
  • ND vs SD class alignment

August 15

Sioux Falls, SD

Sioux Falls Golf Course
(TBD)

  •  Tom Everett (Landscapes Unlimited)
  • Danny Sinksen (Elmwood Pro)
  • Casey Meile (Activities Director – Sioux Falls Schools)
  • Golf numbers in Sioux Falls and in South Dakota
  • College vs professional golf

*Subject to change

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