April 7 at 8 p.m. ET, on HBO
Seven years after the investigation into Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of young boys engulfed Penn State, a new movie, directed by Barry Levinson (The Natural, Rain Main) and starring Al Pacino as the titular coach, revisits the dizzying two weeks that followed Sandusky's 2011 indictment. Of the film's resonance now, in the current #MeToo climate, Levinson says, "One of the points of the movie is, Look what happens when a voice is not heard. When the first victim stepped forward, if the authorities would have done the necessary investigation, then nothing else would have happened beyond it. But it was ignored. The reason things are happening now is that so many people have been ignored for so long that it explodes."
THE PERFORMANCE CORTEX
By Zach Schonbrun, released April 17
A must-read for the cerebral sports fan, this research-driven study of neuroscience and sports is like Moneyball, except nerdier. Much nerdier. Schonbrun explores everything from decision-making to motor skills and explains why Steph Curry is legit a genius.
NCAA FROZEN FOUR
April 5 at 6 p.m., on ESPN2 (semis); April 7 at 8:30 p.m., on ESPN (final)
Sending teams to both the men's Final Four (basketball) and the Frozen Four (hockey)—just the sixth time that's ever happened—Michigan gets another shot at a national title.
BREWERS VS. CARDINALS
April 11 at 1:15 p.m., on Facebook
The social media giant signed a deal for exclusive broadcast rights to 25 weekday afternoon games, including this NL Central showdown. Finally, baseball and photos of your great aunt Shirley's cats, all in one convenient location.