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Mon Mar 27 9:30pm
Playing For The Mob(Season 4, Episode 1) ESPN2

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…)

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Mon Mar 27 11:00pm
Without Bias(Season 1, Episode 5) ESPN2

"Without Bias." Director Kirk Fraser examines the life and sudden death of basketball star Len Bias more than two decades after his 1986 passing from a cocaine overdose. Included are interviews with teammates, friends and family members of the one-time Mar (more…)

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Tue Mar 28 1:30am
Phi Slama Jama(Season 6, Episode 1) ESPN2

The high-flying Houston Cougars basketball squad of the early '80s is chronicled, featuring Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler and others from Guy Lewis's three straight Final Four teams. Also: role player Benny Anders' disappearance. Directed by Chip Rives.

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Tue Mar 28 12:00pm
I Hate Christian Laettner(Season 4, Episode 10) ESPNU

An in-depth profile of polarizing Duke basketball great Christian Laettner, the only player to start in four consecutive Final Fours. Rory Karpf directs a "gloves-off" examination of the man who has been seen by many as the "Blue Devil Himself."

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Tue Mar 28 4:30pm
Sole Man(Season 4, Episode 8) ESPNU

The rise of sports-marketing pioneer Sonny Vaccaro, who was instrumental in launching Nike's "Air Jordan" empire in the '80s and ushered in a new era of high-school hoops in the '90s. Interviews include Larry Brown, Brandon Jennings and Tracy McGrady. Dire (more…)

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Tue Mar 28 8:30pm
I Hate Christian Laettner(Season 4, Episode 10) ESPN2

An in-depth profile of polarizing Duke basketball great Christian Laettner, the only player to start in four consecutive Final Fours. Rory Karpf directs a "gloves-off" examination of the man who has been seen by many as the "Blue Devil Himself."

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Wed Mar 29 2:00am
Brian and The Boz(Season 4, Episode 4) ESPN2

Chronicling Oklahoma Sooners star Brian Bosworth's days as "The Boz" under football coach Barry Switzer. Both men reflect on their father-son relationship in three memorable seasons (1984-86) in Norman, while also discussing how their lives have changed. D (more…)

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Fri Mar 31 3:00am
Requiem for the Big East(Season 3, Episode 9) ESPN2

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…)

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Fri Mar 31 9:00pm
Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?(Season 1, Episode 3) ESPNCLS

"Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?" chronicles the rise and fall of the United States Football League, the mid-1980s spring-time rival to the NFL that lasted only three seasons. Former New Jersey Generals owner Donald Trump is among those interviewed by (more…)

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Fri Mar 31 10:00pm
Requiem for the Big East(Season 3, Episode 9) 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…)

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Sat Apr 1 12:00am
Pony Exce$$(Season 1, Episode 30) ESPNCLS

The rise, fall and rebirth of SMU football is chronicled in "Pony Exce$$." Craig James and Eric Dickerson highlighted the Mustangs' heyday of the early '80s, but rules violations led to the program's demise in 1987. Directed by Thaddeus D. Matula, a gradua (more…)

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Sat Apr 1 1:00am
Run Ricky Run(Season 1, Episode 12) ESPN2

"Run Ricky Run" chronicles running back Ricky Williams' controversial time away from the NFL in 2004 and looks at changes in his life since returning. Includes footage from Australia, where Williams camped after abandoning his Miami lifestyle. Directed by (more…)

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Sat Apr 1 2:00am
The House of Steinbrenner(Season 1, Episode 22) ESPNCLS

"The House of Steinbrenner" chronicles George Steinbrenner's impactful 37-year reign as New York Yankees owner, the franchise's transition into a new stadium and new era of ownership. Directed by two-time Oscar-winner Barbara Kopple.

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Sat Apr 1 3:00am
Unmatched(Season 1, Episode 21) ESPNCLS

Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova's long-time rivalry and eventual friendship is chronicled in "Unmatched." The tennis legends reflect on their head-to-head history and the state of the game. Directed by Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern Winters.

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Sat Apr 1 4:00am
The Legend of Jimmy the Greek(Season 1, Episode 6) ESPNCLS

"The Legend of Jimmy the Greek" examines the ground-breaking career and tragic fall of sports handicapper Jimmy Snyder, who rose to iconic status in his role on "The NFL Today." Directed by Peabody Award winner Fritz Mitchell, who began his career as a res (more…)

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Sat Apr 1 5:00am
The Guru of Go(Season 1, Episode 9) ESPNCLS

"Guru of Go" recalls basketball coach Paul Westhead's up-tempo offense and its success at Loyola Marymount University. Westhead and former LMU star Bo Kimble reflect on their storied NCAA Tournament run in 1990 following the sudden death of Hank Gathers. D (more…)

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Sat Apr 1 6:00am
The Legend of Jimmy the Greek(Season 1, Episode 6) ESPN2

"The Legend of Jimmy the Greek" examines the ground-breaking career and tragic fall of sports handicapper Jimmy Snyder, who rose to iconic status in his role on "The NFL Today." Directed by Peabody Award winner Fritz Mitchell, who began his career as a res (more…)

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Sat Apr 1 6:00am
Pony Exce$$(Season 1, Episode 30) ESPNCLS

The rise, fall and rebirth of SMU football is chronicled in "Pony Exce$$." Craig James and Eric Dickerson highlighted the Mustangs' heyday of the early '80s, but rules violations led to the program's demise in 1987. Directed by Thaddeus D. Matula, a gradua (more…)

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Sat Apr 1 8:00am
The U(Season 1, Episode 7) ESPNCLS

"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.

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Sat Apr 1 10:00am
The U Part 2(Season 4, Episode 7) ESPNCLS

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.

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Sat Apr 1 12:00pm
Silly Little Game(Season 1, Episode 11) ESPNCLS

"Silly Little Game" chronicles the growth of fantasy sports into a billion-dollar industry and pays tribute to a group of writers and academics who created a baseball league in 1980, hatching the idea at La Rotisserie Francaise, a New York restaurant. Dire (more…)

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Sat Apr 1 1:00pm
Without Bias(Season 1, Episode 5) ESPNCLS

"Without Bias." Director Kirk Fraser examines the life and sudden death of basketball star Len Bias more than two decades after his 1986 passing from a cocaine overdose. Included are interviews with teammates, friends and family members of the one-time Mar (more…)

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Sat Apr 1 2:00pm
Benji(Season 2, Episode 4) ESPNCLS

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.

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Sat Apr 1 3:30pm
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…)

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