Hy-Vee Named Presenting Sponsor for Hawkeye Showcase on Dec. 16

Wednesday | Oct. 11, 2023

Special double header features both University of Iowa Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams

DES MOINES, Iowa (October 11, 2023) — Hy-Vee has been named the presenting sponsor for a special basketball doubleheader event featuring both the University of Iowa men's and women's basketball teams. The Hawkeye Showcase will be held at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Dec. 16. 


"We thank Hy-Vee for their support and partnership of this special doubleheader," said Maury Hanks, president of Global Sports Management. "Hy-Vee has established itself as a long-time proponent of sporting events throughout the state of Iowa and we're grateful they will be involved in what promises to be an exciting day of basketball."


The Hawkeye women, coming off an historic season winning a school-record 31 games, will face Cleveland State at 6 p.m.  This will mark the first time the Iowa women, which finished runner-up in the 2023 NCAA Women's Tournament, have ever played in Wells Fargo Arena.

The Iowa men’s team, one of 10 teams in the country to make the last four NCAA Tournaments, will play Florida A&M in a 3:30 p.m. tip off. 


This will be the first appearance by the Iowa men’s basketball team at Wells Fargo Arena since beating Northern Iowa in the 2018 Hy-Vee Big Four Classic.