Fans near and far support the voice of Purdue basketball in fight with cancer

Larry Clisby has been on the sidelines broadcasting Purdue basketball games for more than four decades. He cherishes the support he's received in recent weeks.

Posted: Aug 5, 2018 9:51 PM
Updated: Aug 5, 2018 10:28 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The 2018 version of the Purdue alumni basketball game was a special one for everyone involved, including the team's legendary radio broadcaster.

Players and coaches from the Gold and Black teams wore shirts that read 'The Man, The Legend, The Cliz' before the game in support of Larry Clisby's fight with cancer. The shirts also featured a vintage photo of the broadcast legend. 

Clisby has been on the sidelines at Mackey Arena and beyond for more than 40 years, and Saturday the Purdue faithful gave him a standing ovation as he presented the game ball to the referees before the game.

He said he's grateful to have the support of fans from near and far.

"In broadcasting you just don't know how many people you affect and I've been here for 41 years, and it appears that I've touched the lives of a lot of people, and what that tells me is, one I picked the right profession which I'm happy I did, and number two I'd like to see some fan base that's better," said Clisby. 

"So I love Lafayette, I love Purdue, and I love the people that support this college," said Clisby. "I got a donation from Fred Glass, the athletic director at Indiana (University), and so what that tells me is that we're all in this together, it's not just one fan base, it's many fan bases, and you know I've had an effect on it because I've been around for so long."

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