Requiem for the Big East

‘Requiem for the Big East’ Hails the Rise – and Fall – of the Super Conference Greats

The most trusted name in athletes and sports is celebrating its 30th birthday by presenting audiences with a look back on the games finest moments. Emmy-nominated for its introspective look at the passion and point-of-view behind the lens, the 30 for 30 Shorts series was a collaboration between the brand and by Bill Simmons’, and represents a deeper look at how filmmakers blend the sports narrative to their own personal style.

Names like Steve James, Brett Morgen, Barry Levinson, Peter Berg and even Ice Cube are featured in the one-of-a-kind sports story, bringing to life the issues, trends, athletes, teams games, events and rivalries that renovated the sports landscape from 1979 to 2009.

Beyond the Emmy-nominated acclaim, film festivals like Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca and South by Southwest have also courted the collection. Which is further proof that the 30 years of ESPN success has reached much further than just the sports arena.

Requiem for the Big East details just how incredible the rise and fall to the top was for names like Chris Mullin, Ed Pinckney and the New York Knicks legend, Patrick Ewing. Chronicling their fight for survival in the Big East conference, the short delves into the history of Syracuse and Georgetown.

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