WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Larry Clisby, the longtime radio voice of Purdue Men’s Basketball, has announced his retirement from calling Boilermaker Basketball after a career of over 40 years. According to a press release from Purdue Sports, Clisby finishes his career having called 1,189 basketball games during his time at Purdue.
“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,” Larry Clisby said. “There have been many great moments working with this program over the last 40 years that I can’t begin to name them all. I want to thank Coach Keady and Coach Painter and all of our listeners for all of their support and friendship. I will always be a huge Boilermaker fan.”
“We want to congratulate Larry on an outstanding career as the longtime voice of Purdue Basketball. 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,” head coach Matt Painter said.
“Larry has been a tremendous longtime ambassador for the Boilermaker family and Purdue Basketball and we’ll always remember his historic play calls during those four decades. Anytime he is back in West Lafayette, he is welcome to join the broadcast,” said Purdue Sports Properties general manager Mark Walpole. “We have a great broadcast team moving forward, and we appreciate the ongoing support from all of our statewide radio affiliates, including our new flagship partner 96.5 WAZY-FM and our continued relationship with 1260 WNDE-AM in Indianapolis.”