AU to be focus of ESPN 3D for second week

AUBURN – The No. 16 Auburn football team's game against No. 13 South Carolina on Sept. 25 will be broadcast by ESPN 3D for the second straight week. This Saturday's game against Clemson will be the first Auburn sporting event ever to be broadcast in 3D.

The game against South Carolina, which will also be shown on ESPN, kicks off at 6:45 p.m. CT. Fans interested in viewing the game in 3D must have ESPN 3D service and a 3D television.

The Auburn-South Carolina game will be just the fifth college football game ever to be broadcast in 3D, and the fourth this season. Earlier this year, ESPN 3D aired the Boise State-Virginia Tech and Ohio State-Miami (Fla.) contests. The 2009 Ohio State-USC game was the first college football contest to be broadcast in 3D.

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.

ESPN has produced several 3D domestic telecasts in 2010, including the State Farm Home Run Derby in July, the Masters in April and a Harlem Globetrotters game in February.

The network will televise approximately 13 college football games this season, concluding with the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game on Monday, Jan. 10, at 8:30 p.m. Additional dates will be announced as the season progresses.

ESPN 3D is available in the United States to approximately 45 million households and has carriage agreements with DirecTV, Comcast and AT&T.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Auburn University Athletics