Isaiah Moss is leaving the Iowa basketball program. Todd Kimm reports.
The state’s Big Four basketball coaches will gather in West Des Moines Friday night for the annual Coaches vs Cancer Gala.
Basketball analyst Kevin Lehman serves as spokesman for the event which is now in its 12th year of raising money for the American Cancer Society.
Lehman says each of the schools has designated a Fan of the Year Honoree who has been impacted by cancer.
The event includes a cocktail reception, dinner as well as a silent and live auction.
Lehman says it is a chance to mingle with the coaches and their wives away from basketball.
The event will take place at the Ron Pearson Center at the Hy-Vee headquarters.
Rick Heller claimed his 200th victory as Iowa’s baseball coach with Wednesday night’s 8-7 victory over Western Illinois. In his sixth season as coach Heller has led the Hawkeyes to a pair of trips to the NCAA regionals and the Big Ten Tournament title in 2017.
It was the Hawkeyes’ first championship since winning the Big Ten regular season crown back in 1990.
Iowa hosts UC-Irvine beginning Friday night in a three game series.
The Anteaters are ranked 19th nationally and this is a chance for the Hawkeyes to boost their NCAA Tournament hopes.