The next wave of 30 For 30 documentaries from ESPN will include films on both college basketball and the NFL Draft, Sports Business Daily reported Tuesday.
“Survive and Advance” takes a look at the underdog North Carolina State basketball team that won the NCAA tournament in 1983 under coach Jim Valvano. The film, directed by 30 For 30 veteran Jonathan Hock (“Unguarded” and “The Best That Never Was”), will also tell the story of Valvano, who died of cancer in 1993, but not before delivering the famous “Don’t Give Up” speech that is one of ESPN’s most touching and famous moments.
“Survive and Advance” will air on ESPN March 17.
Also on the way from the series is “Elway to Marino,” the first-ever collaboration between 30 For 30 and NFL Films. The film, directed by Ken Rodgers, will look at the famous 1983 NFL Draft, in which Hall of Fame quarterbacks John Elway, Dan Marino and Jim Kelly were all selected.
That film will air April 23, two days before the NFL Draft.