ESPN 3D to Televise 20 Regular Season College Football Games in 2011
Network Doubles the Amount of Coverage; Will Also Air Allstate BCS National Championship and Five Postseason Bowl Games
ESPN 3D will double the amount of college football telecasts this year as the network plans to air 20 regular-season games along with the Allstate BCS National Championship and five postseason bowl games. The network will kick off its second year of extensive college football coverage with two games in five days over Labor Day weekend when UNLV travels to Wisconsin on Thurs., Sept. 1, at 8 p.m. ET with Miami at Maryland on Mon., Sept. 5, at 8 p.m.
The 2011 season marks the return of Miami, Oregon, USC, UCLA, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin to the ESPN 3D schedule and the addition of multiple top programs highlighted by LSU, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, and Texas. It will also be the second straight year the network will air the Dr Pepper ACC Championship game, slated for Sat., Dec. 3, at 8 p.m.
The network will increase its post season coverage this year with the return of the Allstate BCS National Championship Game on Mon., Jan. 9, at 8:30 p.m. as well as five additional bowl games.
The complete 2011-2012 schedule:
|Thurs, Sept. 1||8 p.m.||UNLV at Wisconsin|
|Mon, Sept. 5||8 p.m.||Miami at Maryland|
|Thurs, Sept. 8||8 p.m.||Arizona at Oklahoma State|
|Sat, Sept. 10||7 p.m.||BYU at Texas|
|Thurs, Sept. 15||8 p.m.||LSU at Mississippi State|
|Thurs, Sept. 22||8 p.m.||NC State at Cincinnati|
|Sat., Sept. 24||TBD||TBD|
|Thurs, Sept. 29||8 p.m.||South Florida at Pittsburgh|
|Sat., Oct. 1||TBD||TBD|
|Thurs, Oct. 6||9 p.m.||California at Oregon|
|Thurs, Oct. 13||9 p.m.||USC at California|
|Sat., Oct. 15||TBD||TBD|
|Thurs, Oct. 20||9 p.m.||UCLA at Arizona|
|Thurs, Oct. 27||8 p.m.||Virginia at Miami|
|Tues, Nov. 1||7 p.m.||Northern Illinois at Toledo|
|Fri, Nov. 4||9 p.m.||USC at Colorado|
|Thurs, Nov. 17||8 p.m.||North Carolina at Virginia Tech|
|Sat., Nov. 19||TBD||TBD|
|Thurs, Dec. 1||8 p.m.||West Virginia at South Florida|
|Sat, Dec. 3||8 p.m.||Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game|
|Sat, Dec. 17||9 p.m.||R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl|
|Tues, Dec. 20||8 p.m.||Beef O’Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg|
|Thurs, Dec. 29||5:30 p.m.||Champs Sports Bowl|
|Sat, Dec. 31||7:30 p.m.||Chick-fil-A Bowl|
|Mon, Jan. 2||1 p.m.||Capital One Bowl|
|Mon, Jan. 9||8:30 p.m.||Allstate BCS National Championship|
In addition to ESPN 3D, ESPN’s comprehensive coverage of the 2011 college football season features more than 400 regular- and postseason games across ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3.com, ESPN Regional Television, ESPN Radio, ESPN Classic, ESPN Mobile TV and ESPN GamePlan. Full schedule details can be found here.
Additional dates will be announced as the season progresses; schedule subject to change. Sony is an official sponsor of college football on ESPN 3D.
Additional programming for ESPN 3D will be announced throughout the year and will include college basketball and Winter X Games 17.