Wed Sep 2 8:30pm
Elway to Marino(Season 2, Episode 8) ESPNU

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.

Wed Sep 2 10:00pm
The Best That Never Was(Season 1, Episode 29) ESPNU

"The Best That Never Was" chronicles the career of running back Marcus Dupree, a highly-recruited high-school star in 1981 whose college and pro careers fell short of expectations. Directed by Jonathan Hock.

Fri Sep 4 1:00am
Brave in the Attempt ESPNCLS

Chronicling the history of Special Olympics and the movement's founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who was determined to change the stigma attached to people with intellectual disabilities. Produced by Maria Shriver and directed by Fritz Mitchell. The organiza (more…)

Fri Sep 4 10:00pm
The Best That Never Was(Season 1, Episode 29) ESPNU

"The Best That Never Was" chronicles the career of running back Marcus Dupree, a highly-recruited high-school star in 1981 whose college and pro careers fell short of expectations. Directed by Jonathan Hock.

Sat Sep 5 12:00am
Jordan Rides the Bus(Season 1, Episode 18) ESPNCLS

Michael Jordan's brief minor-league-baseball career is revisited by director Ron Shelton ("Bull Durham") in "Jordan Rides the Bus." The 1994 stint with the double-A Birmingham Barons and manager Terry Francona followed the murder of his father and his thir (more…)

Sat Sep 5 6:00am
Rand University(Season 4, Episode 7) ESPNU

Wide receiver Randy Moss is profiled by filmmaker Marquis Daisy in a journey back to the small town of Rand, W.Va., where troubles with the law nealry derailed Moss's career before he landed at Marshall and began making national headlines on the field.

Sat Sep 5 7:00am
Requiem for the Big East(Season 3, Episode 15) ESPNCLS

Chronicling the origin of the Big East Conference and its rapid 1980s rise under commissioner Dave Gavitt and iconic basketball coaches including John Thompson, Lou Carnesecca and Jim Boeheim. Director Ezra Edelman also examines the conference's new era as (more…)

Sat Sep 5 9:00am
When The Garden Was Eden(Season 4, Episode 3) ESPNCLS

Revisiting the New York Knicks' glory years of 1970-73, which featured three NBA Finals and two titles. Director Michael Rapaport illuminates a unique lineup of stars from Walt "Clyde" Frazier and Earl "The Pearl" Monroe to Bill Bradley and Phil Jackson.

Sat Sep 5 10:30am
Playing For The Mob(Season 4, Episode 1) ESPNCLS

The fixing of Boston College basketball games in 1978-79 is chronicled. Details of the point-shaving scandal are revealed by the actual fixers, including mobster Henry Hill (played by Ray Liotta in "Goodfellas"); B.C. players; and federal investigators. Di (more…)

Sat Sep 5 12:00pm
The Price of Gold(Season 3, Episode 8) ESPNCLS

Chronicling the 1994 figure-skating scandal involving U.S. Olympic hopefuls Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding. Interviewees include Harding herself, plus Kerrigan's husband; the skaters' coaches; and various media members. Directed by Nanette Burstein.

Sat Sep 5 3:00pm
Survive and Advance(Season 2, Episode 7) ESPNCLS

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. D (more…)

Sat Sep 5 5:00pm
Of Miracles and Men(Season 4, Episode 14) ESPNCLS

Chronicling the 1980 Soviet Olympic hockey team that lost to the U.S. at Lake Placid, with a focus on goalie Vladislav Tretiak; former NHL defensemen Slava Fetisov and Alexei Kasatonov; and the USSR dynasty's iconic coaches. Directed by Jonathan Hock.

Sat Sep 5 10:00pm
Youngstown Boys(Season 3, Episode 7) ESPNU

Chronicling Youngstown (Pa.) natives Jim Tressel and Maurice Clarett, who both made inglorious exits from Ohio State football following on-field success. Jim Brown and ex-Buckeyes QB Craig Krenzel are featured. Directed by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist.

Sun Sep 6 7:00am
Requiem for the Big East(Season 3, Episode 15) ESPNCLS

Chronicling the origin of the Big East Conference and its rapid 1980s rise under commissioner Dave Gavitt and iconic basketball coaches including John Thompson, Lou Carnesecca and Jim Boeheim. Director Ezra Edelman also examines the conference's new era as (more…)

Sun Sep 6 9:00am
When The Garden Was Eden(Season 4, Episode 3) ESPNCLS

Revisiting the New York Knicks' glory years of 1970-73, which featured three NBA Finals and two titles. Director Michael Rapaport illuminates a unique lineup of stars from Walt "Clyde" Frazier and Earl "The Pearl" Monroe to Bill Bradley and Phil Jackson.

Sun Sep 6 10:30am
Playing For The Mob(Season 4, Episode 1) ESPNCLS

The fixing of Boston College basketball games in 1978-79 is chronicled. Details of the point-shaving scandal are revealed by the actual fixers, including mobster Henry Hill (played by Ray Liotta in "Goodfellas"); B.C. players; and federal investigators. Di (more…)

Sun Sep 6 12:00pm
The Price of Gold(Season 3, Episode 8) ESPNCLS

Chronicling the 1994 figure-skating scandal involving U.S. Olympic hopefuls Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding. Interviewees include Harding herself, plus Kerrigan's husband; the skaters' coaches; and various media members. Directed by Nanette Burstein.

Sun Sep 6 3:00pm
Survive and Advance(Season 2, Episode 7) ESPNCLS

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. D (more…)

Sun Sep 6 5:00pm
Of Miracles and Men(Season 4, Episode 14) ESPNCLS

Chronicling the 1980 Soviet Olympic hockey team that lost to the U.S. at Lake Placid, with a focus on goalie Vladislav Tretiak; former NHL defensemen Slava Fetisov and Alexei Kasatonov; and the USSR dynasty's iconic coaches. Directed by Jonathan Hock.

Mon Sep 7 12:00am
Jordan Rides the Bus(Season 1, Episode 18) ESPNCLS

Michael Jordan's brief minor-league-baseball career is revisited by director Ron Shelton ("Bull Durham") in "Jordan Rides the Bus." The 1994 stint with the double-A Birmingham Barons and manager Terry Francona followed the murder of his father and his thir (more…)

Mon Sep 7 8:00pm
The U(Season 1, Episode 7) ESPNU

"The U" chronicles the 1980s evolution of University of Miami football. Miami native and school alum Billy Corben examines how the team's success and swagger related to racial and cultural changes on the campus and in the city.

Mon Sep 7 10:00pm
The U Part 2(Season 4, Episode 9) ESPNU

Chronicling University of Miami football from the low of NCAA sanctions in the mid-'90s to the high of the 2001 National Championship; to the new controversy of a booster's Ponzi scheme to win favor with the program. Directed by Billy Corben.

Wed Sep 9 2:30am
The U(Season 1, Episode 7) ESPN2

"The U" chronicles the 1980s evolution of University of Miami football. Miami native and school alum Billy Corben examines how the team's success and swagger related to racial and cultural changes on the campus and in the city.

Wed Sep 9 4:00pm
Rand University(Season 4, Episode 7) ESPNU

Wide receiver Randy Moss is profiled by filmmaker Marquis Daisy in a journey back to the small town of Rand, W.Va., where troubles with the law nealry derailed Moss's career before he landed at Marshall and began making national headlines on the field.

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