IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa men’s basketball team will host nationally-ranked Purdue on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. (CT) inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.
Next weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the untimely death of former Hawkeye Chris Street. Street died in an auto accident on Jan. 19, 1993, midway through his junior season.Street, a native of Indianola, Iowa, embodied everything that is meant to be a Hawkeye and his legacy lives on.
On Jan. 20, Street’s parents and family members will be in attendance, along with a number of his teammates, coaches, and support staff. A long list of other Iowa basketball alumni, including numerous former winners of the Chris Street Award, will also be in attendance to celebrate Street’s life and legacy.
There will be a halftime video and presentation at center court looking back on the life and legacy of Street that Hawkeye fans will not want to miss. Throughout the game, exclusive video interviews will be played on the Mediacom Hawkvision videoboard from former student-athletes and coaches about Chris Street.
Hawkeye players will wear Chris Street shooting shirts during pregame warm-ups. The Iowa coaching staff will don lapel pins. Chris Street’s No. 40 jersey will cover an empty chair on the Hawkeye bench.
Fans are encouraged to wear white clothing for a white out. Fans can purchase white apparel items at Hawkeye Fan Shop and Black & Gold Shops, and can also purchase the Commemorative #40 white shirts at the game. White wrist bands with "CMS - Forever 40" will be distributed to fans, while supplies last.
Rick Brown, author of the book, “Emotion in Motion” the Life and Legacy of Chris Street, will sign books before the game on the concourse.
Media interested in talking with alumni in attendance, please visit with SID Matthew Weitzel prior to the game. Fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #Forever40 and #CMS40 on social media throughout the weekend.
Tickets are available for Saturday’s game against the Boilermakers at the Iowa Athletic Ticket Office, by calling 1-800-IA-HAWKS, or clicking online at hawkeyesports.com/tickets.