Purdue Ready for B1G Media Day
Oct. 18, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -For the second straight year, Big Ten Media Day heads east, landing in the World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden, on Thursday. 

Head coach Matt Painter and student-athletes Vincent Edwards, Isaac Haas, Dakota Mathias and P.J. Thompson will represent Purdue at the event, beginning at 8 a.m. ET, at Madison Square Garden. Media from FOX, CBS, ESPN, BTN and SiriusXM Radio, as well as local and national print media, will descend on the event to talk to some of the nation’s top players and coaches.

The Big Ten Network and BTN Plus will air Painter’s press conference at 10:40 a.m. ET, and Painter, Edwards and Haas will be guests on the BTN studio set at 12:10 p.m. ET. The network will produce over five hours of live programming during Thursday’s festivities.

Fans can join the conversation using the hashtag #B1GMediaDay and Boilermaker fans are encouraged to follow the official Purdue accounts on Twitter and Instagram (@BoilerBall). During the event, fans can ask questions of the four student-athletes through Twitter using the hashtag #PurdueMedia. We will answer them throughout the day.

The first chance to see the Boilermakers in action is at Purdue's annual fan day Saturday, Oct. 21, in Mackey Arena. Fans can receive autographs and get pictures with their favorite Boilermakers beginning at 10:45 a.m. ET, and then are invited to stay and watch Purdue's first intrasquad scrimmage of the season.

Purdue is the defending Big Ten champion, posting a 27-8 record a year ago while advancing to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. This year's squad returns six of its top seven scorers, including four seniors that have been a part of 74 wins over the last three years while boasting the best home record in the Big Ten during that span.

Mini plans and single-game tickets are now on sale to the general public. For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact the Purdue Athletics Ticket Office at 765.494.3194 or toll-free at 800.497.7678. Fans can also order online at PurdueSports.com.



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