30 for 30 Short “No Kin to Me” Extended into Full SEC Storied Film

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30 for 30 Short “No Kin to Me” Extended into Full SEC Storied Film

Utilizing additional archival footage and exclusive interviews, 30 for 30 Short “No Kin to Me” is now part of the SEC Storied slate of films, with the updated documentary making its SEC Network debut on Monday, March 18 at 10 p.m. ET.

“No Kin to Me” examines the 1981 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Consolation game between Louisiana State University and the University of Virginia, which tipped off less than three hours after the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.

Directed by Marc Kinderman, “No Kin to Me” debuted on March 10, 2016. Press screeners of the extended SEC Storied film are available upon request.

Synopsis – “No Kin to Me”
Directed by Marc Kinderman

Rudy Macklin’s jersey is hanging from the rafters at LSU’s Pete Maravich Assembly Center, and for good reason: Macklin is the school’s all-time leading rebounder and second-leading scorer. Macklin led the Tigers to the 1981 Final Four in Philadelphia, where an injured finger hampered him in a semifinal loss to Indiana. Back then, the NCAA Tournament included a third-place game, and that’s where the trouble started for Macklin. Just before the consolation game against Virginia, President Ronald Reagan was shot, and after the loss, Macklin was asked if the news might have affected the team. His widely-reported response—”He’s no kin of mine”—was so blown out of proportion that he feared for his life. In “No Kin to Me,” Macklin talks about the fight to restore his honor.

About SEC Storied
ESPN Films launched the SEC Storied documentary series in September 2011, presenting fans the opportunity to explore the rich athletic history of the Southeastern Conference. From extraordinary athletes and coaches to defining games and moments, the series has featured films that focus on the SEC’s recent and more distant past, including one of the most-viewed documentaries in ESPN history, “The Book of Manning.” In 2015, SEC Storied received its first two Sports Emmy nominations for both “Outstanding Sports Documentary” and “Outstanding Music Composition/Direction/Lyrics” with the film “It’s Time: The Story of Brad Gaines and Chucky Mullins.”

About SEC Network
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN launched SEC Network on August 14, 2014. The network televises over 45 SEC football games, 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, and other events from across the SEC’s 21 sports annually. Programming includes in-depth analysis and storytelling in studio shows such as SEC Nation, daily news and information with SEC Now, original content such as SEC Storied and SEC Inside, and more. Hundreds of additional live events are available for streaming exclusively on SEC Network’s digital companion, SEC Network+, via the ESPN App and SECNetwork.com. The network has 70 million subscribers in the U.S. and is also available in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa via ESPN Player, ESPN’s sports streaming service in the region.

Amanda Brooks

Amanda is the Director of Communications for ESPN College Football and SEC Network, and oversees publicity for college gymnastics and track & field across all ESPN networks. Amanda is a proud alum of Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., and earned her master's in ethics from Vanderbilt University. A native of Kent, Ohio, she is a die-hard Cleveland sports fan.
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