WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana – Purdue Athletics is asking fans to wear the free t-shirts they will find on their seats at Mackey Arena for Sunday’s Big Ten Conference showdown against Maryland, televised nationally on CBS at 1 p.m. ET. Purdue is giving away nearly 15,000 free T-shirts with a gold or black version to put on every seat.
The Boilermakers are 21-4 overall and 10-4 in the Big Ten Conference, half a game behind Wisconsin and Illinois for first place in the league.
The annual T-shirt game has been nationally acclaimed by numerous media outlets as it creates a stunning visual display for national television audiences – showcasing Mackey Arena as the best venue for college basketball in America. Sunday’s game will be nationally televised by CBS with Spero Dedes and Clark Kellogg calling the game on the Mackey Arena court. The Boilermakers contest with Maryland will be the only nationally televised game starting at 1 p.m. ET and will be the perfect introduction to the Super Bowl.
All T-shirts are extra large (XL). If jerseys are too big or too small, we ask fans to find their seats in the color-coded map and wear the appropriate jersey color to get maximum coverage. The stunning visual effect ONLY WORKS IF FANS WEAR THEIR SHIRTS.
The object of each jersey’s placement is to create a drastic visual design around the facility that will be eye-catching when broadcast nationally, and to showcase Purdue basketball and the Mackey Arena.
Previously, the annual T-shirt game was held against Ohio State (twice), Wisconsin (twice), Michigan State, Virginia, Boston College and La State. North Carolina. This is the ninth year in a row that fans have been allowed to attend (2021 season – COVID) a t-shirt game.
The game is sold out.