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30 for 30 Season 2 episodes

Elway to Marino Season 2, Episode 8

The quarterback-rich 1983 NFL Draft is chronicled by director Ken Rodgers of NFL Films. Hall of Famers John Elway and Dan Marino, who headed the record six QBs selected in the first round, look back on the draft-day events along with agent Marvin Demoff. read more

Survive and Advance Season 2, Episode 7

North Carolina State's improbable run to the 1983 NCAA basketball title is chronicled. Wolfpack guard Dereck Whittenburg helps tell the story of nine postseason wins under coach Jim Valvano, whose 1993 death capped a heartbreaking aftermath for the team. Directed by Jonathan Hock. read more

You Don't Know Bo Season 2, Episode 6

Bo Jackson's brief-but-explosive NFL and MLB careers are chronicled along with his iconic late-'80s marketing campaign. Legendary anecdotes are featured from Alabama school days to his exploits with the Raiders, Royals, White Sox and Angels. read more

Ghosts of Ole Miss Season 2, Episode 5

Exploring the 1962 events on the University of Mississippi campus, where pride over an unbeaten football team mixed with violence over integration. Mississippi native Wright Thompson shows how the events continue to shape the state 50 years later. read more

Benji Season 2, Episode 4

Chronicling the 1984 murder of 17-year-old prep basketball star Ben Wilson. Chicagoans remember the Simeon High standout and reflect on the impact his loss had on gang-related violence in the Windy City. Directed by Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah. read more

There's No Place Like Home Season 2, Episode 3

James Naismith's original rules of basketball are featured in the story of one fan's quest to win the document at auction and bring the rules "home" to Kansas, where Naismith coached and taught for over 40 years. Directed by Maura Mandt and Josh Swade. read more

9.79* Season 2, Episode 2

The drug-tainted men's 100-meter final at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games is chronicled. The eight sprinters included runner-up Carl Lewis and initial gold-medalist Ben Johnson of Canada, who was disqualified after testing positive for anabolic steroids. Directed by Daniel Gordon. read more

Broke Season 2, Episode 1

Examining the harsh financial realities faced by some pro athletes due to bad investments, frivolous spending and other woes. Bernie Kosar, Andre Rison, Cliff Floyd, Keith McCants and Darren Rovell are among those interviewed. Directed by Billy Corben. read more

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Premise: A series of (originally just 30) documentary films on sports stories from ESPN's first 30 years (1979-2009). Subjects were selected by top filmmakers, including Barry Levinson, Morgan Freeman, Ron Shelton, Albert Maysles, Frank Marshall and Ice Cube.

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