SHOWS ABOUT youth sports have often struggled to find
The White Shadow
This gritty yet fun sports drama, about a white former NBA player coaching
inner-city Carver High, was a rare success.
Bad News Bears
After three raucous Little League movies, a much blander Bears team moved to TV
and Hoover Junior High.
Against the Grain
Ben Affleck (far left) played a high school quarterback in this sappy,
This snappy comedy about a 15-year-old tennis starlet balancing fame and
homework double-faulted after 22 episodes.
One Tree Hill
Like Lights, this well-acted teen basketball drama receives strong reviews—but
it has yet to be renewed for next year.