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Miami's vice squad
In The U, a documentary about Hurricanes football in the 1980s, Michael Irvin says, "We were bad boys, and we were enjoying being bad boys." Pretty much sums it up; think four NCAA titles and Fiesta Bowl fatigues. But director Billy Corben goes deeper, with insights from dozens of 'Canes (Saturday, ESPN).
Banner days for rugby: It's now an Olympic sport, and it's featured in a buzz-worthy Oscar-season film. Clint Eastwood directs, Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon star in the story of the 1995 rugby World Cup, which South Africa hosted and Nelson Mandela used as a postapartheid unifying force. Invictus hits theaters Friday.
Division II championship
Must be December: Lights are hung, malls are jammed and Northwest Missouri State is in the D-II football final. On Saturday the Bearcats make their fifth straight trip, against Grand Valley State. They've lost four years running; no, Susan Lucci did not study there. NMS tries again on ESPN2.