IOWA CITY, Iowa – Emotions ran high on Wednesday’s episode of the Hawk Fanatic radio show and podcast as Jess Settles was our guest to talk about the memory and legacy of Chris Street, who was killed in an automobile accident on Jan. 19, 1993 on the outskirts of Iowa City.
Street was midway through his junior season on the Iowa basketball team, and an emerging star as a 6-foot-8 power forward, when he was killed.
Settles was a high school senior and an Iowa recruit when the tragedy happened.
The Big Ten Network will honor Street’s legacy by airing an hour-long documentary at approximately 8 p.m. Wednesday to mark 30 years since the tragedy occurred.
Settles, who now works as a college basketball analyst in addition to running his family’s farm, is among a number of former Iowa players that were interviewed for the documentary.
He nearly broke down several times during the podcast as he talked about Street’s influence, and his death, which devastated the Hawkeye community.
The interview with Settles starts approximately 60 minutes into the two-hour podcast.
The documentary was originally scheduled to be shown immediately after the Iowa-Northwestern game on Wednesday.
However, the game was postponed on Tuesday due to Covid-19 health-related issues within the Northwestern program.
Following the documentary, the network will now re-air the classic Michigan-Iowa basketball game from Jan. 31, 1993.
Settles was in Carver-Hawkeye Arena for the Michigan game and he shared some of his memories from that experience as his voice cracked with emtion.
We really appreciate Jess speaking under very difficult circumstances.
Chris Street meant a lot to Jess Settles, and Chris’s memory will live on forever with Jess, and with Hawkeye fans.