via press release:
ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 Continues with There’s No Place Like Home on October 16
Documentary chronicles KU fan on his quest to bring Naismith’s original rules of basketball to Kansas
ESPN Films’ 30 for 30, presented by Buick Verano, will premiere There’s No Place Like Home on Tuesday, October 16, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPNHD. The film follows one University of Kansas fan on his obsessive quest to win at auction the most important document in sports history—James Naismith's original rules of basketball—and bring them "home" to Lawrence, Kansas, where Naismith coached and taught for more than 40 years.
When superfan Josh Swade discovers through an article in The New York Times that Naismith’s original rules of basketball will be auctioned off on December 10, 2010, he set out on a journey to raise more than $1 million in three weeks. With a short timeline and an ambitious objective, Swade teamed up with an influential Kansas alumnus and the grandson of legendary coach Phog Allen in an effort to make his dream a reality.
The remaining films for this slate of 30 for 30 documentaries will air as follows:
- Tuesday, Oct. 16, 8 p.m. – There’s No Place Like Home (Maura Mandt and Josh Swade)
- Tuesday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m. – Benji (Coodie and Chike)
- Tuesday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m. – Ghosts of Ole Miss (Fritz Mitchell)
- Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 p.m. – You Don’t Know Bo (Michael Bonfiglio)
Each 30 for 30 film will be available on iTunes and Amazon.com the day after its television premiere. The 30 for 30 Film Favorites Collection, a new gift set including the most popular titles from ESPN Films, is now available on DVD. 30 for 30-related updates are available at www.facebook.com/espn30for30 and www.twitter.com/30for30.