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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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The Bad Boys

S02, E18  (First Aired: Apr. 17, 2014)
Through interviews with Isiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer, Joe Dumars, Dennis Rodman, Adrian Dantley, Mark Aguirre and others, viewers are provided an inside look at what made the Detroit Pistons, of the late 80's and early 90's, tick.
  • Sat 7/22
  • 10:00PM-12:00AM
  • 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.
  • Sat 7/22
  • 10:00PM-12:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Catholics vs. Convicts

S03, E13  (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 7/22
  • 11:00PM-1:00AM
  • ESPNU

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 7/23
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
  • 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 7/23
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • 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 7/23
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • 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 7/23
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • 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.
  • Sun 7/23
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • 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 7/23
  • 4:00AM-5:00AM
  • 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 7/23
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 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 7/23
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 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 7/23
  • 7:00AM-8:30AM
  • ESPN Clsc

You Don't Know Bo

S02, E06  (First Aired: Dec. 8, 2012)
This documentary film takes a close look at the creation of a legend -- two-sport athlete Vincent Edward ``Bo'' Jackson, the only person ever selected to play in the NFL Pro Bowl and the MLB All-Star Game.
  • Sun 7/23
  • 8:30AM-10:00AM
  • 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 7/23
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Ghosts of Ole Miss

S02, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 30, 2012)
In 1962, the University of Mississippi erupted in violence over integration while swelling with pride over an unbeaten football team.
  • Sun 7/23
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sun 7/23
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sun 7/23
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 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 7/23
  • 3:00PM-5:00PM
  • 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 7/23
  • 5:00PM-7:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Mike and the Mad Dog

S03, E20  (First Aired: Jul. 13, 2017)
Chronicling the history of Mike Francesa and Chris Russo's ``Mike and the Mad Dog'' radio show, which ruled afternoon sports talk from the New York studios of WFAN 660 for nearly 20 years. Featuring in-depth interviews with colleagues and fans.
  • Sun 7/23
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • ESPN 2

Requiem for the Big East

S02, E17  (First Aired: Mar. 16, 2014)
A recollection of the original Big East Conference, from its simple beginnings and regional rivalries to its national prominence as one of the most successful college basketball leagues, and how it ended up fighting for its survival.
  • Sun 7/23
  • 8:00PM-10:00PM
  • 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 7/23
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sun 7/23
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • 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.
  • Mon 7/24
  • 12:00AM-2:00AM
  • 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.
  • Mon 7/24
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • 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.
  • Mon 7/24
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Catholics vs. Convicts

S03, E13  (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.
  • Mon 7/24
  • 11:00AM-1:00PM
  • ESPNU

Four Falls of Buffalo

S03, E05  (First Aired: Dec. 12, 2015)
The Buffalo Bills of the early '90s made it to four straight Super Bowls, yet never brought home the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy.
  • Mon 7/24
  • 9:30PM-11:30PM
  • ESPN 2

The Gospel According to Mac

S03, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 3, 2015)
The polarizing beliefs and on-field successes of former Colorado football coach Bill McCartney.
  • Tue 7/25
  • 2:00AM-4:00AM
  • ESPNU

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.
  • Tue 7/25
  • 11:00AM-1:00PM
  • ESPNU

The Two Escobars

S01, E16  (First Aired: Jun. 22, 2010)
Investigating the relationship between crime and sport and the connections between the murders of soccer star Andrés Escobar and drug baron Pablo Escobar in Colombia.
  • Wed 7/26
  • 1:00AM-3:00AM
  • ESPN 2

Catholics vs. Convicts

S03, E13  (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 7/26
  • 2:00AM-4:00AM
  • ESPNU

The Gospel According to Mac

S03, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 3, 2015)
The polarizing beliefs and on-field successes of former Colorado football coach Bill McCartney.
  • Wed 7/26
  • 11:00AM-1:00PM
  • ESPNU

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.
  • Thu 7/27
  • 2:00AM-4:00AM
  • ESPNU
  •  
  • 11:00AM-1:00PM
  • ESPNU

This Was the XFL

S03, E14  (First Aired: Feb. 2, 2017)
In 2001, sports entertainment titans Dick Ebersol and Vince McMahon launched the XFL, a bold challenge since other leagues had attempted to compete with the NFL and ultimately failed.
  • Fri 7/28
  • 6:00PM-7:30PM
  • ESPN 2

Run Ricky Run

S01, E12  (First Aired: Apr. 27, 2010)
Examining Ricky Williams' decision to leave football in 2004, his life away from the sport and his eventual return to the NFL.
  • Fri 7/28
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Catholics vs. Convicts

S03, E13  (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.
  • Fri 7/28
  • 8:00PM-10:00PM
  • 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.
  • Fri 7/28
  • 11:30PM-1:00AM
  • 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 7/29
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
  • 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.
  • Sat 7/29
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Mike and the Mad Dog

S03, E20  (First Aired: Jul. 13, 2017)
Chronicling the history of Mike Francesa and Chris Russo's ``Mike and the Mad Dog'' radio show, which ruled afternoon sports talk from the New York studios of WFAN 660 for nearly 20 years. Featuring in-depth interviews with colleagues and fans.
  • Sat 7/29
  • 1:30AM-2:30AM
  • ESPN 2

George Best: All By Himself

S03, E19  (First Aired: Jul. 20, 2017)
George Best, Northern Ireland's legendary star, remains one of the most naturally gifted soccer players ever. Best's skill and exuberance lifted Manchester United, but his career was over before he turned 29, the result of his battle with alcoholism.
  • Sat 7/29
  • 4:00AM-5:30AM
  • ESPN 2

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 7/29
  • 4:00AM-5:30AM
  • ESPN Clsc

No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson

S01, E10  (First Aired: Apr. 13, 2010)
Oscar nominee Steve James returns to his hometown of Hampton, Virginia, to take a personal look at a still disputed incident in the life of a young Allen Iverson.
  • Sat 7/29
  • 5:30AM-7:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Celtics/Lakers: Part 1

S03, E16  (First Aired: Jun. 13, 2017)
The Celtics and Lakers played three riveting NBA Finals in a four-year span during the mid-1980s that fueled the popularity of the league and set the stage for the tremendous growth and heightened profile the NBA has enjoyed since.
  • Sat 7/29
  • 8:00AM-10:00AM
  • ESPN 2

The Bad Boys

S02, E18  (First Aired: Apr. 17, 2014)
Through interviews with Isiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer, Joe Dumars, Dennis Rodman, Adrian Dantley, Mark Aguirre and others, viewers are provided an inside look at what made the Detroit Pistons, of the late 80's and early 90's, tick.
  • Sat 7/29
  • 9:00AM-11:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Celtics/Lakers: Part 2

S03, E17  (First Aired: Jun. 13, 2017)
Boston's Larry Bird and LA's Magic Johnson headline rosters full of charisma and talent as their teams collide in the epic 1984 NBA Finals. The two had previously met in the 1979 NCAA Championship Game, and now welcomed a second title clash.
  • Sat 7/29
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • ESPN 2

Celtics/Lakers: Part 3

S03, E18  (First Aired: Jun. 14, 2017)
When the Celtics and Lakers meet again in the 1985 and 1987 NBA Finals, the teams' disdain and animosity for each other gradually turns to mutual respect -- led by superstars Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.
  • Sat 7/29
  • 11:00AM-1:00PM
  • ESPN 2

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 7/29
  • 11:00AM-12:30PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Benji

S02, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 23, 2012)
In 1984, 17-year-old Ben Wilson was America's most talented basketball prospect until the sweet-natured boy was senselessly murdered.
  • Sat 7/29
  • 12:30PM-2:00PM
  • 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 7/29
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

White, Blue and White

(First Aired: Jan. 21, 2017)
  • Sat 7/29
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • ESPN 2

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 7/29
  • 3:00PM-4:30PM
  • 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 7/29
  • 4:30PM-6:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Catholics vs. Convicts

S03, E13  (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 7/29
  • 7:00PM-9:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc
  •  
  •  
  • ESPNU

Run Ricky Run

S01, E12  (First Aired: Apr. 27, 2010)
Examining Ricky Williams' decision to leave football in 2004, his life away from the sport and his eventual return to the NFL.
  • Sat 7/29
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

The Two Escobars

S01, E16  (First Aired: Jun. 22, 2010)
Investigating the relationship between crime and sport and the connections between the murders of soccer star Andrés Escobar and drug baron Pablo Escobar in Colombia.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 12:00AM-2:00AM
  • ESPN 2

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.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
  • 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.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

White, Blue and White

(First Aired: Jan. 21, 2017)
  • Sun 7/30
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • ESPN 2

No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson

S01, E10  (First Aired: Apr. 13, 2010)
Oscar nominee Steve James returns to his hometown of Hampton, Virginia, to take a personal look at a still disputed incident in the life of a young Allen Iverson.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 4:00AM-5:30AM
  • 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.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 5:30AM-7:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

The Bad Boys

S02, E18  (First Aired: Apr. 17, 2014)
Through interviews with Isiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer, Joe Dumars, Dennis Rodman, Adrian Dantley, Mark Aguirre and others, viewers are provided an inside look at what made the Detroit Pistons, of the late 80's and early 90's, tick.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 7:00AM-9:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

White, Blue and White

(First Aired: Jan. 21, 2017)
  • Sun 7/30
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • ESPN 2

Benji

S02, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 23, 2012)
In 1984, 17-year-old Ben Wilson was America's most talented basketball prospect until the sweet-natured boy was senselessly murdered.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 11:00AM-12:30PM
  • 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.''
  • Sun 7/30
  • 12:30PM-2:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Mike and the Mad Dog

S03, E20  (First Aired: Jul. 13, 2017)
Chronicling the history of Mike Francesa and Chris Russo's ``Mike and the Mad Dog'' radio show, which ruled afternoon sports talk from the New York studios of WFAN 660 for nearly 20 years. Featuring in-depth interviews with colleagues and fans.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • ABC

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 7/30
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 3:00PM-4:30PM
  • 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.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 4:30PM-6:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

Run Ricky Run

S01, E12  (First Aired: Apr. 27, 2010)
Examining Ricky Williams' decision to leave football in 2004, his life away from the sport and his eventual return to the NFL.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

One and Not Done

S03, E15  (First Aired: Apr. 13, 2017)
An intimate look at University of Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari, one of the most compelling and controversial figures in sports. Featuring never-before-seen footage as he tries to capture his second national title.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 8:00PM-10:00PM
  • ESPN 2

Catholics vs. Convicts

S03, E13  (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.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 8:00PM-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 7/30
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • 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.''
  • Mon 7/31
  • 1:30AM-2:30AM
  • ESPN 2

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.
  • Mon 7/31
  • 2:30AM-4:00AM
  • ESPN 2

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.
  • Mon 7/31
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • 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.
  • Mon 7/31
  • 11:00AM-1:00PM
  • ESPNU

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.
  • Tue 8/1
  • 11:00AM-1:00PM
  • ESPNU

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.
  • Tue 8/1
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • ESPN 2

Catholics vs. Convicts

S03, E13  (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 8/2
  • 12:00AM-2:00AM
  • ESPNU

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.
  • Wed 8/2
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • ESPN 2

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.
  • Wed 8/2
  • 2:00AM-4:00AM
  • ESPNU

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.
  • Wed 8/2
  • 11:00AM-1:00PM
  • ESPNU

This Magic Moment

S03, E08  (First Aired: Apr. 14, 2016)
The Orlando Magic were considered the fairy tale team of the mid-90's whose popularity grew, in part, due to players like Shaquille O'Neal and Penny Hardaway.
  • Wed 8/2
  • 8:00PM-10:00PM
  • ESPN 2

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.
  • Wed 8/2
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • ESPN 2

One and Not Done

S03, E15  (First Aired: Apr. 13, 2017)
An intimate look at University of Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari, one of the most compelling and controversial figures in sports. Featuring never-before-seen footage as he tries to capture his second national title.
  • Thu 8/3
  • 12:00AM-2:00AM
  • ESPN 2

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.
  • Thu 8/3
  • 12:00AM-2:00AM
  • ESPNU

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.
  • Thu 8/3
  • 2:00AM-4:00AM
  • ESPNU

The Gospel According to Mac

S03, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 3, 2015)
The polarizing beliefs and on-field successes of former Colorado football coach Bill McCartney.
  • Thu 8/3
  • 11:00AM-1:00PM
  • ESPNU

This Magic Moment

S03, E08  (First Aired: Apr. 14, 2016)
The Orlando Magic were considered the fairy tale team of the mid-90's whose popularity grew, in part, due to players like Shaquille O'Neal and Penny Hardaway.
  • Thu 8/3
  • 7:00PM-9:00PM
  • ESPN

Brothers In Exile

S02, E24  (First Aired: Nov. 4, 2014)
Profiles of Cuban half-brothers Livan and Orlando ``El Duque'' Hernandez, both of whom became major league pitchers.
  • Fri 8/4
  • 12:00AM-1:30AM
  • ESPN 2

The Gospel According to Mac

S03, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 3, 2015)
The polarizing beliefs and on-field successes of former Colorado football coach Bill McCartney.
  • Fri 8/4
  • 12:00AM-2:00AM
  • 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.
  • Fri 8/4
  • 1:30AM-3:00AM
  • ESPN 2

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.
  • Fri 8/4
  • 2:00AM-4:00AM
  • ESPNU

Catholics vs. Convicts

S03, E13  (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.
  • Fri 8/4
  • 11:00AM-1:00PM
  • ESPNU

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.
  • Fri 8/4
  • 8:00PM-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.
  • Fri 8/4
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • 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.
  • Fri 8/4
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • 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.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
  • 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 8/5
  • 1:00AM-3:00AM
  • 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 8/5
  • 1:30AM-2:30AM
  • ESPN 2

Celtics/Lakers: Part 1

S03, E16  (First Aired: Jun. 13, 2017)
The Celtics and Lakers played three riveting NBA Finals in a four-year span during the mid-1980s that fueled the popularity of the league and set the stage for the tremendous growth and heightened profile the NBA has enjoyed since.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 2:30AM-4:30AM
  • ESPN 2

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 8/5
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Celtics/Lakers: Part 2

S03, E17  (First Aired: Jun. 13, 2017)
Boston's Larry Bird and LA's Magic Johnson headline rosters full of charisma and talent as their teams collide in the epic 1984 NBA Finals. The two had previously met in the 1979 NCAA Championship Game, and now welcomed a second title clash.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 4:30AM-5:30AM
  • ESPN 2

Celtics/Lakers: Part 3

S03, E18  (First Aired: Jun. 14, 2017)
When the Celtics and Lakers meet again in the 1985 and 1987 NBA Finals, the teams' disdain and animosity for each other gradually turns to mutual respect -- led by superstars Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 5:30AM-7:30AM
  • ESPN 2

Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau

S02, E09  (First Aired: Oct. 1, 2013)
The Legend of Eddie Aikau chronicles the remarkable life and power of Eddie Aikau, the legendary Hawaiian big wave surfer, pioneering lifeguard and ultimately doomed crew member of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule'a.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 5:30AM-7:00AM
  • 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.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • ESPN Clsc

Chasing Tyson

S03, E04  (First Aired: Nov. 10, 2015)
Boxer Evander Holyfield patiently awaited his chance to take on Mike Tyson, who ruled the heavyweight division with an outsized personality and ferocious punches, even while behind bars.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 7:30AM-9:00AM
  • ESPN 2

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 8/5
  • 8:00AM-10:00AM
  • 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.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • ESPN 2

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 8/5
  • 10:00AM-11:30AM
  • ESPN 2

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 8/5
  • 10:00AM-12:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

The Two Escobars

S01, E16  (First Aired: Jun. 22, 2010)
Investigating the relationship between crime and sport and the connections between the murders of soccer star Andrés Escobar and drug baron Pablo Escobar in Colombia.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 12:00PM-2:00PM
  • 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 8/5
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sat 8/5
  • 3:00PM-5:00PM
  • 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 8/5
  • 5:00PM-7:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc

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 8/5
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • 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 8/5
  • 8:00PM-10:00PM
  • ESPN Clsc