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30 for 30

As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, ESPN looks back at notable sports happenings that occurred from 1979 to 2009 with this documentary series featuring 30 films from some of Hollywood's finest directors and producers. Peter Berg, Barry Levinson, John Singleton, Spike Jonze, Dan Klores, Barbara Kopple, Ron Shelton and Albert Maysles are among the filmmakers involved, and the stories told include the shocking trade of Wayne Gretzky in 1988, the Baltimore Colts' nighttime move in 1984, Reggie Miller's rivalry with the New York Knicks, the death of Len Bias in 1986, a profile of George Steinbrenner and his family business, and a look at Michael Jordan's attempt at a baseball career. A new series of 30 films premiered in October 2012 with ``Broke,'' about the challenges athletes face in managing their money.

Premiere:
Oct 06, 2009
Original Network:
ESPN
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Muhammad and Larry

S01, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 27, 2009)
Documentary footage of Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes as they prepare for their 1980 heavyweight title fight.
  • Fri 1/20
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Four Days in October

S01, E24  (First Aired: Oct. 5, 2010)
MLB Productions chronicles the 2004 American League playoff series between the Yankees and Red Sox that made baseball history and finally put an end to the ``Curse of the Bambino.''
  • Fri 1/20
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

One Night in Vegas

S01, E20  (First Aired: Sep. 7, 2010)
Director Reggie Bythewood, with Mike Tyson, tells both the story of the infamous night of Tupac Shakur's death and of the remarkable friendship between Tyson and Tupac.
  • Fri 1/20
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Youngstown Boys

S02, E15  (First Aired: Dec. 14, 2013)
An exploration of the class and power dynamics in college sports through the interconnected journeys of one-time dynamic running back Maurice Clarett and former elite head coach Jim Tressel.
  • Fri 1/20
  • 10:00PM-12:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc
  •  
  • 11:00PM-1:00AM
  • ESPNU

The Legend of Jimmy the Greek

S01, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 10, 2009)
Filmmaker Fritz Mitchell examines Jimmy ``The Greek'' Snyder's impact on the growth of sports gambling and examines his tragic downfall.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Unmatched

S01, E21  (First Aired: Sep. 14, 2010)
Nancy Stern, Lisa Lax and Hannah Storm examine the rivalry and friendship between tennis greats Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Marion Jones: Press Pause

S01, E28  (First Aired: Nov. 2, 2010)
Director John Singleton chronicles the rise and fall of American track star Marion Jones, from her 2000 Olympic triumphs to her 2007 admission of steroids use.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

The U

S01, E07  (First Aired: Dec. 12, 2009)
Filmmaker Billy Corben documents the rise to prominence of the college football program at the University of Miami.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 2:00AM-4:00AM
  • ESPNU

The House of Steinbrenner

S01, E22  (First Aired: Sep. 21, 2010)
Filmmaker Barbara Kopple examines the legacy of baseball owner George M. Steinbrenner, including the building of a new Yankee Stadium and the transition of ownership to his heirs, led by his younger son, Hal.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Jordan Rides the Bus

S01, E18  (First Aired: Aug. 24, 2010)
In 1993, following the murder of his father, Michael Jordan shocked the world of sport when he turned his back on basketball to take up minor league baseball.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 4:00AM-5:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

June 17, 1994

S01, E15  (First Aired: Jun. 16, 2010)
Filmmaker Brett Morgen chronicles events: Arnold Palmer plays his last round at a U.S. Open, the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Chicago, the Rangers celebrate on Broadway, O.J. Simpson leads America on a slow speed chase in a white Ford Bronco.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

The U: Part 2

S02, E26  (First Aired: Dec. 13, 2014)
The University of Miami's football program tries to recover from the devastation left by NCAA sanctions and scandals.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 5:00AM-7:00AM
  • ESPNU

One Night in Vegas

S01, E20  (First Aired: Sep. 7, 2010)
Director Reggie Bythewood, with Mike Tyson, tells both the story of the infamous night of Tupac Shakur's death and of the remarkable friendship between Tyson and Tupac.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

The 16th Man

S01, E13  (First Aired: May. 4, 2010)
Actor Morgan Freeman joins director Cliff Bestall in recounting how Nelson Mandela used the 1995 Rugby World Cup to unite a South Africa previously divided by apartheid.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

I Hate Christian Laettner

S02, E28  (First Aired: Mar. 15, 2015)
Director Rory Karpf, through interviews with former players and rivals as well as Laettner himself, explores why this former Duke star was, and still is, so disliked.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 7:00AM-8:30AM
  • ESPNU

Kings Ransom

S01, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 6, 2009)
Filmmaker Peter Berg documents the 1988 trade of hockey superstar Wayne Gretzky from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Playing for the Mob

S02, E20  (First Aired: Oct. 7, 2014)
Mobster Henry Hill once helped to orchestrate the fixing of Boston College basketball games. Narrated by Ray Liotta, who portrayed Hill in the movie ``Goodfellas.''
  • Sat 1/21
  • 8:30AM-10:00AM
  • ESPNU

Guru of Go

S01, E09  (First Aired: Apr. 3, 2010)
Having worn out his welcome in the NBA, Paul Westhead heads to Loyola Marymount University to perfect his run-and-gun offensive system with players Hank Gathers and Bo Kimble.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Pony Excess

S01, E30  (First Aired: Dec. 11, 2010)
Southern Methodist University's football program was riding high in the early '80s -- only to receive the ``death penalty'' from the NCAA after numerous rules violations.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 10:00AM-12:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

The Birth of Big Air

S01, E17  (First Aired: Jul. 29, 2010)
Spike Jonze, Jeff Tremaine and Johnny Knoxville recount the story of BMX rider Mat Hoffman, who has been pushing the boundaries of the sport since age 13.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Catholics vs. Convicts

(First Aired: Dec. 10, 2016)
The fascinating back story behind the famous/infamous 1988 ''Catholics vs. Convicts'' college football game between Notre Dame and the University of Miami. The slogan summarized the subtext of cultural and racial tensions brewing between the schools.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 1:00PM-3:00PM
  • ABC

Straight Outta L.A.

S01, E14  (First Aired: May. 11, 2010)
Rap icon Ice Cube looks back at his beloved Raiders' historic move from Oakland to Los Angeles, set against a backdrop of gang warfare, mass immigration and the rise of hip-hop.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

No Mas

S02, E11  (First Aired: Oct. 15, 2013)
Two fighters established a captivating rivalry. Their pair of bouts within a span of just over five months in 1980 had all the trappings of instant classics. Sugar Ray Leonard versus Roberto Duran.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 2:00PM-3:30PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Broke

S02, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 2, 2012)
Director Billy Corben digs into the psychology of athletes whose competitive nature carried them to victory on the field yet seemed to ruin them off the field.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 3:30PM-5:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Tim Richmond: To the Limit

S01, E26  (First Aired: Oct. 19, 2010)
Filmmaker Rory Karpf examines the life and tragic death of race car driver Tim Richmond, a fan favorite and rising NASCAR star whose freewheeling lifestyle curtailed his career.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

The Band That Wouldn't Die

S01, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 13, 2009)
Filmmaker Barry Levinson uses the Baltimore Colts' 1984 move to Indianapolis to document how a fan base copes with losing a team.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Fernando Nation

S01, E27  (First Aired: Oct. 26, 2010)
Director Cruz Angeles documents the euphoria surrounding Fernando Valenzuela's arrival in the major leagues and probes a phenomenon that transcended baseball for many Mexican-Americans. Fernando Valenzuela shares his perspective on this unique time.
  • Sat 1/21
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

The House of Steinbrenner

S01, E22  (First Aired: Sep. 21, 2010)
Filmmaker Barbara Kopple examines the legacy of baseball owner George M. Steinbrenner, including the building of a new Yankee Stadium and the transition of ownership to his heirs, led by his younger son, Hal.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Marion Jones: Press Pause

S01, E28  (First Aired: Nov. 2, 2010)
Director John Singleton chronicles the rise and fall of American track star Marion Jones, from her 2000 Olympic triumphs to her 2007 admission of steroids use.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Unmatched

S01, E21  (First Aired: Sep. 14, 2010)
Nancy Stern, Lisa Lax and Hannah Storm examine the rivalry and friendship between tennis greats Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

The Legend of Jimmy the Greek

S01, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 10, 2009)
Filmmaker Fritz Mitchell examines Jimmy ``The Greek'' Snyder's impact on the growth of sports gambling and examines his tragic downfall.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Guru of Go

S01, E09  (First Aired: Apr. 3, 2010)
Having worn out his welcome in the NBA, Paul Westhead heads to Loyola Marymount University to perfect his run-and-gun offensive system with players Hank Gathers and Bo Kimble.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 4:00AM-5:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Kings Ransom

S01, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 6, 2009)
Filmmaker Peter Berg documents the 1988 trade of hockey superstar Wayne Gretzky from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

The 16th Man

S01, E13  (First Aired: May. 4, 2010)
Actor Morgan Freeman joins director Cliff Bestall in recounting how Nelson Mandela used the 1995 Rugby World Cup to unite a South Africa previously divided by apartheid.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

One Night in Vegas

S01, E20  (First Aired: Sep. 7, 2010)
Director Reggie Bythewood, with Mike Tyson, tells both the story of the infamous night of Tupac Shakur's death and of the remarkable friendship between Tyson and Tupac.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

June 17, 1994

S01, E15  (First Aired: Jun. 16, 2010)
Filmmaker Brett Morgen chronicles events: Arnold Palmer plays his last round at a U.S. Open, the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Chicago, the Rangers celebrate on Broadway, O.J. Simpson leads America on a slow speed chase in a white Ford Bronco.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Jordan Rides the Bus

S01, E18  (First Aired: Aug. 24, 2010)
In 1993, following the murder of his father, Michael Jordan shocked the world of sport when he turned his back on basketball to take up minor league baseball.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Pony Excess

S01, E30  (First Aired: Dec. 11, 2010)
Southern Methodist University's football program was riding high in the early '80s -- only to receive the ``death penalty'' from the NCAA after numerous rules violations.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 10:00AM-12:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Straight Outta L.A.

S01, E14  (First Aired: May. 11, 2010)
Rap icon Ice Cube looks back at his beloved Raiders' historic move from Oakland to Los Angeles, set against a backdrop of gang warfare, mass immigration and the rise of hip-hop.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Doc & Darryl

S03, E10  (First Aired: Jul. 14, 2016)
A look at former New York Mets superstar pitcher Dwight ''Doc'' Gooden and power hitter Darryl Strawberry. They were stars on a team that captured the 1986 World Series, then broke the hearts of Mets fans when their lives spiraled out of control.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 1:00PM-2:30PM
  • ESPN

The Birth of Big Air

S01, E17  (First Aired: Jul. 29, 2010)
Spike Jonze, Jeff Tremaine and Johnny Knoxville recount the story of BMX rider Mat Hoffman, who has been pushing the boundaries of the sport since age 13.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Broke

S02, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 2, 2012)
Director Billy Corben digs into the psychology of athletes whose competitive nature carried them to victory on the field yet seemed to ruin them off the field.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 2:00PM-3:30PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Phi Slama Jama

(First Aired: Oct. 18, 2016)
The University of Houston's high-flying basketball team, known as ''Phi Slama Jama,'' made three straight trips to the Final Four and transformed the game forever.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 2:30PM-4:00PM
  • ESPN

No Mas

S02, E11  (First Aired: Oct. 15, 2013)
Two fighters established a captivating rivalry. Their pair of bouts within a span of just over five months in 1980 had all the trappings of instant classics. Sugar Ray Leonard versus Roberto Duran.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 3:30PM-5:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Tim Richmond: To the Limit

S01, E26  (First Aired: Oct. 19, 2010)
Filmmaker Rory Karpf examines the life and tragic death of race car driver Tim Richmond, a fan favorite and rising NASCAR star whose freewheeling lifestyle curtailed his career.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Big Shot

S02, E12  (First Aired: Oct. 22, 2013)
Businessman John Spano seemingly rescues the failing New York Islanders in 1996, only to drag the team through scandal and controversy.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 5:30PM-7:00PM
  • ESPN

Youngstown Boys

S02, E15  (First Aired: Dec. 14, 2013)
An exploration of the class and power dynamics in college sports through the interconnected journeys of one-time dynamic running back Maurice Clarett and former elite head coach Jim Tressel.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 6:00PM-8:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Fernando Nation

S01, E27  (First Aired: Oct. 26, 2010)
Director Cruz Angeles documents the euphoria surrounding Fernando Valenzuela's arrival in the major leagues and probes a phenomenon that transcended baseball for many Mexican-Americans. Fernando Valenzuela shares his perspective on this unique time.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Survive and Advance

S02, E07  (First Aired: Mar. 17, 2013)
North Carolina State, coached by Jim Valvano, was a huge underdog in the 1983 NCAA Final vs. top-ranked Houston - resulting in one of the greatest college basketball upsets ever.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 8:30PM-10:30PM
  • ESPNU

The Band That Wouldn't Die

S01, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 13, 2009)
Filmmaker Barry Levinson uses the Baltimore Colts' 1984 move to Indianapolis to document how a fan base copes with losing a team.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Youngstown Boys

S02, E15  (First Aired: Dec. 14, 2013)
An exploration of the class and power dynamics in college sports through the interconnected journeys of one-time dynamic running back Maurice Clarett and former elite head coach Jim Tressel.
  • Sun 1/22
  • 10:00PM-12:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Unmatched

S01, E21  (First Aired: Sep. 14, 2010)
Nancy Stern, Lisa Lax and Hannah Storm examine the rivalry and friendship between tennis greats Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

The Legend of Jimmy the Greek

S01, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 10, 2009)
Filmmaker Fritz Mitchell examines Jimmy ``The Greek'' Snyder's impact on the growth of sports gambling and examines his tragic downfall.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

The House of Steinbrenner

S01, E22  (First Aired: Sep. 21, 2010)
Filmmaker Barbara Kopple examines the legacy of baseball owner George M. Steinbrenner, including the building of a new Yankee Stadium and the transition of ownership to his heirs, led by his younger son, Hal.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Marion Jones: Press Pause

S01, E28  (First Aired: Nov. 2, 2010)
Director John Singleton chronicles the rise and fall of American track star Marion Jones, from her 2000 Olympic triumphs to her 2007 admission of steroids use.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Phi Slama Jama

(First Aired: Oct. 18, 2016)
The University of Houston's high-flying basketball team, known as ''Phi Slama Jama,'' made three straight trips to the Final Four and transformed the game forever.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 11:00AM-12:30PM
  • ESPNU

I Hate Christian Laettner

S02, E28  (First Aired: Mar. 15, 2015)
Director Rory Karpf, through interviews with former players and rivals as well as Laettner himself, explores why this former Duke star was, and still is, so disliked.
  • Mon 1/23
  • 12:30PM-2:00PM
  • ESPNU

Bernie and Ernie

S02, E14  (First Aired: Nov. 5, 2013)
Basketball players Bernard King and Ernie Grunfeld form an unlikely friendship despite vastly differing backgrounds and experiences.
  • Tue 1/24
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • ESPNU

I Hate Christian Laettner

S02, E28  (First Aired: Mar. 15, 2015)
Director Rory Karpf, through interviews with former players and rivals as well as Laettner himself, explores why this former Duke star was, and still is, so disliked.
  • Thu 1/26
  • 11:00PM-12:30AM
  • ESPN 2

Rand University

S02, E25  (First Aired: Nov. 11, 2014)
Exploring the enigma of former NFL great Randy Moss leads back to his hometown of Rand, West Virginia.
  • Fri 1/27
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Into the Wind

S01, E23  (First Aired: Sep. 28, 2010)
Filmmakers Steve Nash and Ezra Holland chronicle the story of 21-year-old Terry Fox who in 1980, three years after losing his right leg to cancer, set out to run across Canada to increase awareness and raise funds for cancer research.
  • Fri 1/27
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

There's No Place Like Home

S02, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 16, 2012)
Filmmakers Maura Mandt and Josh Swade chronicle the story of the most important document in sports history -- James Naismith's original rules of basketball -- and the quest to return it home.
  • Fri 1/27
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

The '85 Bears

S03, E06  (First Aired: Feb. 4, 2016)
A look at the Chicago Bears on the 30th anniversary of their Super Bowl XX win. The birth of Buddy Ryan's 46 Defense, their win over the 49ers, the loss to the Dolphins that ruined their perfect season and the Super Bowl Shuffle.
  • Fri 1/27
  • 11:00PM-1:00AM
  • ESPN 2

Bernie and Ernie

S02, E14  (First Aired: Nov. 5, 2013)
Basketball players Bernard King and Ernie Grunfeld form an unlikely friendship despite vastly differing backgrounds and experiences.
  • Sat 1/28
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Free Spirits

S02, E10  (First Aired: Oct. 8, 2013)
The colorful story of the Spirits of St. Louis - an entertaining and at times controversial team featuring stars like Marvin ``Bad News'' Barnes and James ``Fly'' Williams with an upstart sportscaster named Bob Costas calling the play-by-play.
  • Sat 1/28
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

The Day the Series Stopped

S02, E21  (First Aired: Oct. 14, 2014)
The San Francisco area is rocked by an earthquake shortly before the start of Game 3 of the 1989 World Series.
  • Sat 1/28
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Little Big Men

S01, E19  (First Aired: Aug. 31, 2010)
In 1982, facing troubled times, America was looking for inspiration. Filmmaker Al Szymanski shows how a group of Little Leaguers from Kirkland, Wash., inspired a nation.
  • Sat 1/28
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Playing for the Mob

S02, E20  (First Aired: Oct. 7, 2014)
Mobster Henry Hill once helped to orchestrate the fixing of Boston College basketball games. Narrated by Ray Liotta, who portrayed Hill in the movie ``Goodfellas.''
  • Sat 1/28
  • 7:00AM-8:30AM
  • ESPNU

Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?

S01, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 20, 2009)
Filmmaker Mike Tollin documents the impact that the upstart United States Football League had on pro football history.
  • Sat 1/28
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Silly Little Game

S01, E11  (First Aired: Apr. 20, 2010)
The early development and ultimate explosion of Rotisserie Baseball, the forerunner of today's multi-billion dollar fantasy sports industry.
  • Sat 1/28
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

The Best That Never Was

S01, E29  (First Aired: Nov. 9, 2010)
Filmmaker Jonathan Hock documents the rise, fall and comeback of running back Marcus Dupree. From a highly recruited prospect through a forgettable college career at the University of Oklahoma, Dupree ultimately uses football to redeem himself.
  • Sat 1/28
  • 10:00AM-12:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Muhammad and Larry

S01, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 27, 2009)
Documentary footage of Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes as they prepare for their 1980 heavyweight title fight.
  • Sat 1/28
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Jordan Rides the Bus

S01, E18  (First Aired: Aug. 24, 2010)
In 1993, following the murder of his father, Michael Jordan shocked the world of sport when he turned his back on basketball to take up minor league baseball.
  • Sat 1/28
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Brian and the Boz

S02, E23  (First Aired: Oct. 28, 2014)
The rise, fall and maturation of former Oklahoma University All-American linebacker Brian Bosworth.
  • Sat 1/28
  • 2:00PM-3:30PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Elway to Marino

S02, E08  (First Aired: Apr. 23, 2013)
The 1983 NFL Draft was highlighted by a record six quarterbacks being taken in the first round, including John Elway and Dan Marino.
  • Sat 1/28
  • 3:30PM-5:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Four Days in October

S01, E24  (First Aired: Oct. 5, 2010)
MLB Productions chronicles the 2004 American League playoff series between the Yankees and Red Sox that made baseball history and finally put an end to the ``Curse of the Bambino.''
  • Sat 1/28
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

The U: Part 2

S02, E26  (First Aired: Dec. 13, 2014)
The University of Miami's football program tries to recover from the devastation left by NCAA sanctions and scandals.
  • Sat 1/28
  • 6:00PM-8:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

One Night in Vegas

S01, E20  (First Aired: Sep. 7, 2010)
Director Reggie Bythewood, with Mike Tyson, tells both the story of the infamous night of Tupac Shakur's death and of the remarkable friendship between Tyson and Tupac.
  • Sat 1/28
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

The 16th Man

S01, E13  (First Aired: May. 4, 2010)
Actor Morgan Freeman joins director Cliff Bestall in recounting how Nelson Mandela used the 1995 Rugby World Cup to unite a South Africa previously divided by apartheid.
  • Sat 1/28
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

The U: Part 2

S02, E26  (First Aired: Dec. 13, 2014)
The University of Miami's football program tries to recover from the devastation left by NCAA sanctions and scandals.
  • Sat 1/28
  • 10:00PM-12:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Trojan War

S03, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 13, 2015)
The rise and fall of the USC Trojan football team under the nine-year leadership of Pete Carroll.
  • Sat 1/28
  • 10:30PM-12:00AM
  • ESPN 2

Free Spirits

S02, E10  (First Aired: Oct. 8, 2013)
The colorful story of the Spirits of St. Louis - an entertaining and at times controversial team featuring stars like Marvin ``Bad News'' Barnes and James ``Fly'' Williams with an upstart sportscaster named Bob Costas calling the play-by-play.
  • Sun 1/29
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Bernie and Ernie

S02, E14  (First Aired: Nov. 5, 2013)
Basketball players Bernard King and Ernie Grunfeld form an unlikely friendship despite vastly differing backgrounds and experiences.
  • Sun 1/29
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Silly Little Game

S01, E11  (First Aired: Apr. 20, 2010)
The early development and ultimate explosion of Rotisserie Baseball, the forerunner of today's multi-billion dollar fantasy sports industry.
  • Sun 1/29
  • 4:00AM-5:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Rand University

S02, E25  (First Aired: Nov. 11, 2014)
Exploring the enigma of former NFL great Randy Moss leads back to his hometown of Rand, West Virginia.
  • Sun 1/29
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • ESPN 2

Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?

S01, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 20, 2009)
Filmmaker Mike Tollin documents the impact that the upstart United States Football League had on pro football history.
  • Sun 1/29
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Little Big Men

S01, E19  (First Aired: Aug. 31, 2010)
In 1982, facing troubled times, America was looking for inspiration. Filmmaker Al Szymanski shows how a group of Little Leaguers from Kirkland, Wash., inspired a nation.
  • Sun 1/29
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

The Day the Series Stopped

S02, E21  (First Aired: Oct. 14, 2014)
The San Francisco area is rocked by an earthquake shortly before the start of Game 3 of the 1989 World Series.
  • Sun 1/29
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Without Bias

S01, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 3, 2009)
Filmmaker Kirk Fraser uses interviews with teammates, family and friends of Len Bias in an effort to determine what happened on the night Bias died.
  • Sun 1/29
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

The Best That Never Was

S01, E29  (First Aired: Nov. 9, 2010)
Filmmaker Jonathan Hock documents the rise, fall and comeback of running back Marcus Dupree. From a highly recruited prospect through a forgettable college career at the University of Oklahoma, Dupree ultimately uses football to redeem himself.
  • Sun 1/29
  • 10:00AM-12:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Muhammad and Larry

S01, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 27, 2009)
Documentary footage of Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes as they prepare for their 1980 heavyweight title fight.
  • Sun 1/29
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Jordan Rides the Bus

S01, E18  (First Aired: Aug. 24, 2010)
In 1993, following the murder of his father, Michael Jordan shocked the world of sport when he turned his back on basketball to take up minor league baseball.
  • Sun 1/29
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Elway to Marino

S02, E08  (First Aired: Apr. 23, 2013)
The 1983 NFL Draft was highlighted by a record six quarterbacks being taken in the first round, including John Elway and Dan Marino.
  • Sun 1/29
  • 2:00PM-3:30PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Brian and the Boz

S02, E23  (First Aired: Oct. 28, 2014)
The rise, fall and maturation of former Oklahoma University All-American linebacker Brian Bosworth.
  • Sun 1/29
  • 3:30PM-5:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Four Days in October

S01, E24  (First Aired: Oct. 5, 2010)
MLB Productions chronicles the 2004 American League playoff series between the Yankees and Red Sox that made baseball history and finally put an end to the ``Curse of the Bambino.''
  • Sun 1/29
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

The 16th Man

S01, E13  (First Aired: May. 4, 2010)
Actor Morgan Freeman joins director Cliff Bestall in recounting how Nelson Mandela used the 1995 Rugby World Cup to unite a South Africa previously divided by apartheid.
  • Sun 1/29
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

One Night in Vegas

S01, E20  (First Aired: Sep. 7, 2010)
Director Reggie Bythewood, with Mike Tyson, tells both the story of the infamous night of Tupac Shakur's death and of the remarkable friendship between Tyson and Tupac.
  • Sun 1/29
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Bernie and Ernie

S02, E14  (First Aired: Nov. 5, 2013)
Basketball players Bernard King and Ernie Grunfeld form an unlikely friendship despite vastly differing backgrounds and experiences.
  • Mon 1/30
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Free Spirits

S02, E10  (First Aired: Oct. 8, 2013)
The colorful story of the Spirits of St. Louis - an entertaining and at times controversial team featuring stars like Marvin ``Bad News'' Barnes and James ``Fly'' Williams with an upstart sportscaster named Bob Costas calling the play-by-play.
  • Mon 1/30
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Rand University

S02, E25  (First Aired: Nov. 11, 2014)
Exploring the enigma of former NFL great Randy Moss leads back to his hometown of Rand, West Virginia.
  • Mon 1/30
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • ESPNU

Elway to Marino

S02, E08  (First Aired: Apr. 23, 2013)
The 1983 NFL Draft was highlighted by a record six quarterbacks being taken in the first round, including John Elway and Dan Marino.
  • Mon 1/30
  • 9:30PM-11:00PM
  • ESPN 2

The '85 Bears

S03, E06  (First Aired: Feb. 4, 2016)
A look at the Chicago Bears on the 30th anniversary of their Super Bowl XX win. The birth of Buddy Ryan's 46 Defense, their win over the 49ers, the loss to the Dolphins that ruined their perfect season and the Super Bowl Shuffle.
  • Tue 1/31
  • 1:00AM-3:00AM
  • ESPN 2

Phi Slama Jama

(First Aired: Oct. 18, 2016)
The University of Houston's high-flying basketball team, known as ''Phi Slama Jama,'' made three straight trips to the Final Four and transformed the game forever.
  • Tue 1/31
  • 10:30PM-12:00AM
  • ESPN 2

Catholics vs. Convicts

(First Aired: Dec. 10, 2016)
The fascinating back story behind the famous/infamous 1988 ''Catholics vs. Convicts'' college football game between Notre Dame and the University of Miami. The slogan summarized the subtext of cultural and racial tensions brewing between the schools.
  • Wed 2/1
  • 12:30AM-2:30AM
  • ESPN 2

The Best That Never Was

S01, E29  (First Aired: Nov. 9, 2010)
Filmmaker Jonathan Hock documents the rise, fall and comeback of running back Marcus Dupree. From a highly recruited prospect through a forgettable college career at the University of Oklahoma, Dupree ultimately uses football to redeem himself.
  • Thu 2/2
  • 11:00AM-1:00PM
  • ESPNU