Former Hawkeye Chris Street Remembered 23 Years After Death
Last week, the Iowa basketball team defeated Michigan State 76-59. It was the first time they had won in East Lansing in nearly 23 years.
The last time they beat MSU on the road? January 28th, 1993. Less than two weeks after the death of junior standout Chris Street.
23 years ago today, at the age of 20, Street died when his car struck a snowplow at the intersection of Highway 1 and Interstate 80 on the outskirts of Iowa City.
Even though years go by, it doesn't get any easier for Chris' parents, Mike and Patty. But that doesn't mean they don't try to honor and remember their son in any way possible.
The two have filled Chris' old bedroom with memories from his playing days. There are old basketball shoes, his locker room stool, plaques, pictures and even a personalized license plate that reads "HAWK 40".
Street will always be remembered by both the Hawkeyes and everyone who saw him play as "emotion in motion". He was one of those players who gave 100% effort every second he was on the court.
Three years ago, on the 20th anniversary of his untimely death, Street was honored during a ceremony during halftime of the Hawkeyes game against Wisconsin at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
You can read more on the life of Chris Street HERE.