Clothes Call: Iowa to wear Chris Street patch tonight

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Iowa will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Chris Street’s death at Saturday night’s game vs. Wisconsin on BTN/BTN2Go. Street, who died in a car accident on Jan. 19, 1993, will be honored at halftime, along with Iowa’s Chris Street Award winners, first handed out in 1993. The Hawkeyes also will wear a patch on their jerseys, just above the “B1G” logo, that includes Street’s initials and number (CMS 40).

[ HawkCentral.com: Chris Street remembered, in video, photos and stories ]

There’s a couple more tributes, too. The coaching staff will wear “40” lapel pins and the players will warm up in T-shirts that honor Street.

In the first 15 games of the 1992-93 season, Street averaged 14.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. He scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds in his final game, a loss at Duke.

Here’s a YouTube video of Iowa retiring Street’s number:

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Andy D on 1/19/2013 @ 4:07pm EDT Said:

“Iowa will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Chris Street’s death”… I don’t think that’s what they are doing.

    Brent Yarina, BTN.com on 1/19/2013 @ 4:33pm EDT Said:

    Andy, I’m not sure what you’re trying to say there. I’m not saying they are celebrating his death. People “celebrate” anniversaries of death, especially in milestone years like 20 years. I’m pretty sure that’s what Iowa is doing.

Ted on 1/19/2013 @ 4:52pm EDT Said:

“honoring” would be the correct term.

Doug on 1/19/2013 @ 8:33pm EDT Said:

Go Iowa, beat Wis. !

Paul on 1/19/2013 @ 9:08pm EDT Said:

Why didn’t btn show the ceremony?

Mike on 1/19/2013 @ 9:09pm EDT Said:

BTN coverage has failed completely on this night. Chris was a player that embodied everything that is good about sports. With all of the negatives that we see in the media today about athletes the BTN completely missed a chance to honor someone who did it right both on and off the court. He was respected not just by Iowa fans but also opposing coaches, fans, and the announcers.

Brent Yarina, BTN.com on 1/19/2013 @ 9:12pm EDT Said:

We will be posting the halftime tribute on BTN.com as soon as it’s ready. Thanks.

Paul on 1/19/2013 @ 9:56pm EDT Said:

So. Why not show a tribute to a great basketball player instead of two bumbling ex players trying to figure out what camera to look into going over highlights that will be shown over and over for the next few days?

Mike on 1/19/2013 @ 11:15pm EDT Said:

Posting on BTN.com isn’t going to get nearly the traffic as the broadcast would have. With Lance admitting doping, athletes getting charged with domestic violence, and myriad other negative stories you had a chance to honor the memory of an athlete, and person that lived the right way.

You dropped the ball here.

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