The Iowa Hawkeyes are honoring the memory of Chris Street during tonight’s game against Wisconsin at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Follow updates from Rick Brown and Bryce Miller of The Des Moines Register.
Remembered in video, photos and stories
For years, while driving past the site where former Iowa basketball player Chris Street was killed in an automobile accident, I’d think back to that tragic January night in 1993.
Chris Collins didn’t know about the letter. A passionate, emotional letter his father, Doug, sent to Iowa assistant basketball coach Gary Close on Jan. 20, 1993, the day after Hawkeye standout Chris Street died in an automobile accident. “Words cannot describe the feeling that I have today regarding the tragic death of Chris Street,” Collins, […]
Chris Street will be honored at halftime of Saturday’s Iowa-Wisconsin basketball game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa’s Chris Street Award winners will also be recognized during the ceremony. The award, first given in 1993, is presented annually to “a Hawkeye player who best exemplifies the spirit, enthusiasm and intensity of Chris Street.” Iowa players will wear […]
When Chris Street stepped to the free-throw line with 2 minutes 42 seconds remaining in the first half of Iowa’s Jan. 16, 1993, game at Duke, history was in his hands. Fouled in the act of shooting by Thomas Hill, Street needed to make the first to tie Ben McGilmer’s 1969 school record of 33 […]
The 20th anniversary of his passing is Saturday, a day when the Hawkeyes host Wisconsin at 7 p.m. in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. So just what would Street think about all this attention? We asked two people who would know better than anyone else.
Davis talks with reporters on Wednesday prior to the 20th anniversary of Chris Street’s death.
Chris Street’s spirit lives in an upstairs bedroom of his parents’ rural Milo home. His black-and-gold basketball shoes are there. So is the stool that once sat in front of his Carver-Hawkeye Arena locker. There are plaques, portraits, his personalized HAWK 40 vanity license plate. The room radiates with photographs of Street flashing his trademark […]
Making a life for herself without Chris Street was difficult for Kim Vinton Williams. “It was real hard for me to let go,” Kim said. “I didn’t ever want to forget Chris.” Street’s girlfriend since the two were sophomores at Indianola High School, Kim was in the car with the Iowa basketball star on the […]
can i get my ex back Tom Izzo’s coaching resume is top-heavy with success. But it’s a loss that sticks with Michigan State’s basketball coach, 20 years after it happened. “If it’s possible to have a rewarding loss, that one might be the ultimate,” Izzo said. “Because it was way bigger than the game.” Izzo […]