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ESPN 3D to Televise R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl in 2011

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:
Date    Time (ET)    Game
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.


Contacts:     Colleen Stack Lynch at 860-766-4235 or colleen.s.lynch@espn.com
          Michael C. Humes at 860-766-2233 or michael.c.humes@espn.com







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