Any Badgers fans contemplating the purchase of a 3D television have at least one more reason to embrace the technology.
ESPN 3D announced the schedule for its second season of college football broadcasts Monday, and the Badgers' season-opener vs. UNLV will lead things off on Sept. 1. The 7 p.m. (CT) broadcast will be the network's first of the season as part of a slate that includes 20 games -- twice as many as were broadcast in 2010.
It will be the second 3D broadcast to originate from Camp Randall Stadium, as the network also carried UW's upset of No. 1-ranked Ohio State last season.
Four Saturdays are still listed as "to be determined," but the Badgers currently are the lone Big Ten team to draw a 3D broadcast.
The ESPN 3D schedule also offers a couple more chances for UW to show up on the network. A broadcast spot on Saturday, Oct. 1 is still open, giving ESPN the option of picking up the Badgers' highly-anticipated Big Ten opener against league newcomer Nebraska at Camp Randall.
Also on the schedule is the Jan. 2 Capital One Bowl, which has a Big Ten tie-in, and the Allstate BCS National Championship on Jan. 9.
Here's an inside look at the makings of a 3D broadcast, filmed as the ESPN 3D crew set up for the Badgers' clash with Ohio State last October: