Longtime Purdue radio voice Larry Clisby dies at 74

Posted at 1:26 PM, Feb 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-27 13:26:25-05

WEST LAFAYETTE — Longtime Purdue Basketball radio voice Larry Clisby died Saturday morning at 74.

In June 2018, Clisby was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung and metastatic brain cancer.

"Cliz was more than just Purdue Basketball's radio announcer. He was truly a part of our team and program for more than 40 years. He had close relationships with current and former players and we always considered him an extended part of our staff," head coach Matt Painter said in a post. "While it's a sad day for all of us and all our great fans, we should all feel fortunate that he was our program's voice and cherish those memories of him calling games for the team he loved."

Clisby began his career with Purdue in 1982 and called 1,189 games before he retired before the 2020-2021 season.