An event that brings four of the state’s top men’s college basketball teams to Des Moines has been extended. The so-called Big Four Classic involves Iowa, Iowa State, Northern Iowa, and Drake. The four schools have agreed to a two-year extension of the event held at Wells Fargo Arena.
This Saturday will mark the third year of the original four year contract. Saturday’s first game at 4 p.m. will feature Iowa State against Drake, with Iowa and UNI squaring off in the nightcap at 6:30. For the first time in the event’s history, the Big Four Classic is sold-out as more than 15,100 fans are expected to attend.
The contract extension means the event in Des Moines will be held at least three more years.