Longtime radio voice of Purdue basketball to retire after 40-year career
The longtime radio voice of Purdue men’s basketball has announced his retirement.
Larry Clisby, who has been part of the coverage of Purdue basketball for the past 40-plus years, has announced his retirement. He finishes his career having called 1,189 college basketball games for the Boilermakers, according to the statement from Purdue University.
“For the last 40-plus years, Purdue Basketball has been a big part of my life, but I am ready to enjoy retirement and watch the Boilermakers from afar,” Clisby said in a statement. “There have been many great moments working with this program over the last 40 years and I can’t beging to name them all. I want to thank Coach [Gene] Keady and Coach [Matt] Painter and all of our listeners for all of their support and friendship. I will always be a huge Boilermaker fan.”
With Clisby’s departure, Rob Blackman will serve as the play-by-play voice for the Boilers. He will be entering his 16th year covering Purdue basketball on the radio. Former Purdue guard Bobby Riddell will now be the analyst.
Riddell graduated from Purdue in 2009 and appeared in 83 career games with the Boilermakers.
“We want to congratulate Larry on an outstanding career as the longtime voice of Purdue Basketball,” said current head coach Matt Painter. “Larry was as big of a part of Purdue Basketball as anyone over the last 40 years and we wish him the best in retirement.”