July 29, 2010
AUBURN - Marking the first time ever an Auburn sporting event will be televised in 3D, the Auburn football game against Clemson on Sept. 18 will air on ESPN 3D. The game will also be broadcast on ESPN with kickoff slated for 6 p.m CT.
ESPN was the first to announce in the United States an exclusive 3D network in January 2010 which was the culmination of more than three years of testing 3D television.
The Auburn-Clemson game will be the third college football game to air on ESPN 3D this season, and just the fourth football college game ever to be broadcast in 3D.
Fans interested in viewing the game in 3D, must have ESPN 3D service and a 3D television.
ESPN has produced several 3D domestic telecasts, including the State Farm Home Run Derby in July 2010, the Masters in April 2010, a Harlem Globetrotters game in February 2010 and the 2009 USC-Ohio State college football game.
ESPN 3D is available in the United States to approximately 45 million households and has carriage agreements with DirecTV, Comcast and AT&T.
The first two weeks of ESPN 3D's inaugural college football season will open up with telecasts involving three of the top five ranked teams in an ESPN.com early preseason Top 25 poll. Coverage begins with No. 2 Boise State, entering the season with a 14-game winning streak, against No. 5 Virginia Tech from FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins Monday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. ET. The network will telecast approximately 13 college football games this season, concluding with the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game on Monday, January 10 at 8:30 p.m.
On Sept. 11 at 3:40 p.m. ET defending Big Ten Conference champion No. 3 Ohio State will host No. 19 Miami of the ACC in the first meeting between the perennial powers since the Buckeyes defeated the Hurricanes 31-24 in the 2003 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl to win the 2002 BCS National Championship. This marks the second time that Ohio State has been featured in 3D by ESPN as the team's game against USC on Sept. 9, 2009, served as a test telecast for the network.
In addition to the games announced today, ESPN 3D will telecast a featured college football game almost every week of the season. Additional dates will be announced as the season progresses.