ESPN 3D Announces 2011-12 College Football Schedule

Increasing its total from 10 to 20 games this season, ESPN 3D, which a total of 21 people across the country can access, has announced its slate of college football contests for the upcoming season. The schedule includes the season opening UNLV at Wisconsin on September 1, Miami at Maryland on September 5, the ACC Championship Game, 5 bowl games and the BCS National Championship Game on January 9, 2012.

Here’s the schedule.

ESPN 3D to Televise 20 Regular Season College Football Games in 2011

ESPN 3D to Televise 20 Regular Season College Football
Games in 2011
Network Doubles the Amount of Coverage; Will Also Air  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 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 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 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. ACC Championship Game
Sat, Dec. 17 9 p.m. New Orleans Bowl
Tues, Dec. 20 8 p.m. St. Petersburg Bowl
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. 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,, 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.

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