Film Screening: ESPN Films 30 for 30: Survive and Advance
Prior to the screening, discover treasures of the past at the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections table. From 6:30 - 7:00 p.m., Special Collections staff will be showing a variety of items from the University Archives, including a selection of athletics photos, programs, and memorabilia from throughout the history of sports at NC State, including the 1983 championship season.
About the film: In 1983, the NC State Wolfpack, coached by Jim Valvano, stayed alive in the postseason by winning nine do-or-die games in a row — seven of which they were losing in the final minute — beating the likes of Michael Jordan and three-time National Player of the Year Ralph Sampson. The unlikely squad made it to the national championship game against No. 1 Houston, aka Phi Slama Jama, a team featuring future NBA Top 50 all-time players Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler. NC State was one of the biggest underdogs ever in the final game, one that went down as possibly the best college basketball game in history-ending with one of the most well-known plays of all time. Told through the eyes of senior captain Dereck Whittenburg, the film takes a poignant look at Jim Valvano and his remarkable impact. Runtime: 101 minutes - See more at: http://news.lib.ncsu.edu/2013/10/01/film-screening-espn-films-30-for-30-survive-and-advance/#sthash.COROyl7C.dpuf