The 50 year anniversary of Ole Mississippi's integrated football team and the violence that ensued.
The career of dual-sport star Bo Jackson.
The Best That Never Was episode of 30 for 30 covers the brilliant but tragically short career of football player Marcus Dupree. A high-school phenomenon, he would star as a running back at the University of Oklahoma before injuries cut short his promising career. Robbed of his speed and quickness, Dupree made a quick transition from legend to footnote.moreless
The story of an iconic surfer.
The story of a promising young basketball player whose life was cut short by tragedy.
The story of the North Carolina State basketball team's improbable run to the NCAA Tournament.
A look back at one of the biggest stories of the 1994 Winter Olympics.
The Four Days in October episode of 30 for 30 looks back at the stunning comeback of the Boston Red Sox against the New York Yankees in the 2004 American League Championship Series. Left for dead after going down 3-0 in the series, the Red Sox roared back to become the first baseball team ever to overcome such a deficit.moreless
The story of a trying time for the NFL and how the 1983 Draft turned things around.
The Unmatched episode of 30 for 30 explores the rivalry between tennis players Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. It begins with the first time they faced each other in 1973 and covers the more than 80 matches in which they competed against each other. Though initially fierce rivals, they would become the best of friends in time and usher in a glorious new age of women's tennis.moreless
A story on the scandal regarding the 100 meter race at the 1988 Olympic Games.
In the Tim Richmond: To the Limit episode of 30 for 30, the stunning career and troubling life of NASCAR driver Tim Richmond is explored. Despite being known throughout the circuit as a hard-living man, Richmond stunned the NASCAR world with his diagnosis of AIDS. Known as one of the best drivers in the world, he struggled to find sponsorships following his diagnosis.moreless
A look at the on-field success and off-field issues of Ohio State football.
The story of Jimmy Connors surprising 1991 run.
The story of John Spano conned the NHL and was able to purchase the New York Islanders.
The Jordan Rides the Bus episode of 30 for 30 looks back at the brief professional baseball career of NBA star, Michael Jordan. Universally considered to be the best basketball player on the planet, Jordan temporarily retired in 1993 to pursue his childhood dream of playing baseball. A god on the basketball court, Jordan struggled to be merely adequate on the baseball diamond.moreless
In the House of Steinbrenner episode of 30 for 30, filmmaker Barbara Kopple explores the legacy of New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. As head of a group of investors who purchased the New York Yankees in 1973 for 110 million dollars, Steinbrenner has left a huge and controversial mark on the game ever since.moreless
In the Guru of Go episode of 30 for 30, the career of basketball coach Paul Westhead is examined. Fired as the coach of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers at the behest of star Magic Johnson, Westhead establishes a juggernaut at the tiny Catholic college, Loyola Marymount. Success mixes with tragedy, however, when team star Hank Gathers tragically dies on the court.moreless
Athletes who lose their fortunes.
The Little Big Men episode of 30 for 30 examines the 1982 Little League World Series and the profound impact that the young team from Kirkland, Washington had on the nation. Mixing archival footage with modern interviews with members of the team, filmmaker Al Szymanski tells the story of a team while offering a glimpse into the depressed mood of the United States at the time.moreless
In the Marion Jones: Press Pause episode of 30 for 30, filmmaker John Singleton examines the controversial career of sprinter Marion Jones. Once the darling of the track and field world, the Olympic champion ultimately went to prison in disgrace after disclosing that she had used performance-enhancing drugs. Once released from jail, she struggles to repair her life and reputation.moreless
The history of basketball.
The 1989 NCAA First Round Princeton-Georgetown game is the closest any 16-seed has come to knocking off a 1-seed since the Basketball Tournament went to 64 teams in 1985. The game may have had great impact on the NCAA retaining the automatic berths for the non-power college conferences, and on CBS as a catalyst to cover the entire tournament exclusively, as it would from 1991-2010.moreless
The story of two bouts between Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran.
The Into the Wind episode of 30 for 30 examines the Marathon of Hope undertaken by Terry Fox in 1980. Having lost most of his right leg to cancer, Fox attempted the nearly impossible - to run across the entire nation of Canada. His journey lasted for 143 days before he was forced to stop due to the aggressive nature of his illness.moreless
The story of a surprising ABA team.