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Clash at the Curb

Clash at the Curb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University basketball coaches Casey Alexander and Bart Brooks will be featured in a special programming series to air exclusively on ESPN+.

Dubbed the 'Clash at the Curb,' the two acclaimed coaches will meet in a three-night competition Oct. 27-29, consisting of cornhole, table tennis and the basketball shooting game 'H-O-R-S-E.'

"Like so many, with the void of fall sport competition, we've been thinking of ways to create engaging live content in a COVID-19 environment," Greg Sage, Assistant Athletic Director for Broadcasting & Media Relations said. "When we pitched this idea to ESPN, we were encouraged by their level of interest. We thank ESPN programming, Casey, and Bart for embracing this project, as a means to celebrate our basketball programs and promote the upcoming season."

Belmont University's Curb Event Center - site of the 2020 Presidential Debate and 2018 Davis Cup Tie - will serve as host site, with Voice of the Bruins Kevin Ingram describing the action.

Alexander enters year two at his alma mater after taking the helm from hall of fame coach Rick Byrd.

Belmont men's basketball went 26-7 last season, claiming the Ohio Valley Conference regular season and tournament titles.

Since 2018, Alexander is one of only six NCAA Division I head coaches to win 78 or more games and lead his program to three consecutive conference championships (John Becker, Mark Few, Tom Izzo, Chris Jans, Jay Wright).

For his part, Brooks has posted a 50-4 conference record and has led Belmont to national Top 25 poll votes each of the last three seasons.

Brooks was named 2018 Maggie Dixon WBCA National Coach of the Year, and needed just 59 games to reach 50 career wins; the sixth-fewest games needed by a rookie coach in NCAA women's basketball history.

Competitions will be available for live and on-demand viewing.

'Clash at the Curb' ESPN+ Programming Schedule

  • Cornhole - Tuesday, Oct. 27 (7 p.m. CT)
  • Table Tennis - Wednesday, Oct. 28 (7 p.m. CT)
  • H-O-R-S-E - Thursday, Oct. 29 (7 p.m. CT)

About ESPN+

ESPN+ is the industry-leading sports streaming service from Disney's Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment and ESPN. Launched in April 2018, ESPN+ has grown to 8.5 million subscribers, offering fans in the U.S. thousands of live sports events, original programming not available on ESPN's linear TV or digital networks, as well as premium editorial content.

ESPN+ will feature more than 1,500 other men's college basketball games from over 20 conferences, including the Ohio Valley Conference.

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