Jan. 15, 2010

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Three former Notre Dame basketball stars – Rob Kurz, Kyle McAlarney and Ryan Ayers – will be taking part in the first NBA Developmental-League game of the 2010 season to be aired on VERSUS, as part of a 16-game deal made between the NBDL and VERSUS network.

The NBA D-League regular season games will air on Saturday nights at 11 p.m. ET, beginning Jan. 16, when the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, featuring the three former Irish standouts, meet the Sioux Falls Skyforce. VERSUS will tip off NBA D-League playoff coverage on April 10. All regular season and postseason games will be presented in HD.

The Mad Ants will also be featured as the Game of the Week the following weekend, Jan. 23, when they square off against the Iowa Energy. Fellow former Irish player Russell Carter, a current member of the Austin Toros roster, will also be featured on the 10-game regular season block on Feb. 27 when his Toros square off against the Bakersfield Jam.