IOWA CITY — The Iowa men’s basketball team will wear black commemorative patches with gold lettering “CMS 40″ on Jan. 19 to mark the 20th anniversary of former Hawkeye star Chris Street’s death.
Iowa will play border rival Wisconsin that night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. BTN will televise the 7 p.m. game, and only a few tickets remain.
Street, a 1990 Indianola High School graduate, was killed in a traffic accident Jan. 19, 1993 after the car he was driving was struck by a snowplow on Highway 1 near I-80. He was a 20-year-old junior when he died. The athletics department later retired his No. 40 jersey.
Iowa’s coaching staff will wear replica pins also honoring Street that former Iowa Coach Tom Davis and his staff wore that season. The Street family, including parents Mike and Patty, are expected to attend.
The school plans for a halftime recognition of all past winners of the Chris Street Award, which is presented annually to a Hawkeye player, or players, who best exemplify the spirit, enthusiasm and intensity of Chris Street. Eleven former recipients are expected to attend.