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Oct. 31, 2008

  • Big Ten Network ~ Free Purdue Boilermakers Video
  • WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - New this season, nine Purdue women's basketball games will be available free of charge on the Big Ten Network's live and on demand streaming website. This is in addition to the 10 women's games that will be broadcast live on either ESPN2 or the Big Ten Network. For the full schedule of all Purdue sports contests available through the Big Ten Network's live streaming initiative, click here. For the complete women's basketball broadcast schedule click here.

    Fans can follow women's basketball on the radio on WPBE 95.3 (BOB-FM) in Lafayette/West Lafayette area. Five games will reach a wider audience when they are broadcast on the Purdue Sports Network, a division of Learfield Communications, Inc. and Purdue Sports Properties. The schedule of those games is below. Games also can be heard worldwide at Yahoo!

    Purdue Sports Network games
    Dec. 10 at Valparaiso
    Jan. 29 at Wisconsin
    Feb. 5 at Ohio State
    Feb. 19 at Penn State
    March 1 at Michigan State

    Tim Newton is in his 19th season as the voice of Purdue women's basketball. He serves as the play-by-play announcer for all home and away games. He also hosts the "Sharon Versyp Show and the "Danny Hope Show" on radio and television. Newton also took over as play-b yand will be the host of the "Sharon Versyp Television Show". In addition to his women's basketball duties, Newton has spent 14 seasons as the pregame/halftime/postgame anchor as well as producer for Purdue's football radio broadcasts. Previously, Newton served as sports director at WASK radio in Lafayette from 1982 to 1986. He received the UPI state award for high school football play-by-play in 1983. A 1981 Purdue graduate, Newton is director of external relations and communications for the Krannert School of Management. He and his wife, Susan, have two children, Emily and Aaron.



    Jane Schott is in her 11th season providing color commentary for home games. The former Jane Calhoun played for Purdue from 1987 to 1992. She is currently a teacher and the head girls' basketball coach at West Lafayette High School. She and her husband, Tom, reside in West Lafayette with their two sons, August and Sam.

    Sara White is in her third season as a color commentator for Purdue women's basketball, handling color commentary on all road games. White spent 10 years on the women's basketball staff at the University of Louisville, including three as co-head coach with her husband, Martin Clapp. White is currently Purdue's women's basketball sports information director.

    The Sharon Versyp Radio Show
    Most Monday nights during the basketball season, fans can tune into the Sharon Versyp Show to hear the coach break down games and discuss the Boilermakers. Tim Newton hosts the hour-long program at 7:10 p.m. ET, which airs on WBPE-FM 95.3. The show originates from Puccini's on the Levee at Wabash Landing in West Lafayette, and features call-in and live audience questions.

    Radio Show Dates
    Nov. 24
    Dec. 1, 8, 15
    Jan. 6 at 7 p.m., 12, 20 at 7 p.m., 26
    Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23
    March 2, 9

    The Sharon Versyp Television Show
    New this season, the Sharon Versyp Show on television - hosted by Tim Newton - begins airing in December and runs through March with breaks around the holidays. The show will air at 11 a.m. Saturdays (starting Dec. 6) on WLFI-TV 18 in the Lafayette/West Lafayette viewing area and will air also on the Big Ten Network. The schedule on the Big Ten Network is:

    Friday, Dec. 19 at 2:00 p.m.
    Thursday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan 16 at 3:00 p.m.
    Friday, Jan. 23 at 3:00 p.m.
    Friday, Jan 30 at 3:00 p.m.
    Friday, Feb. 6 at 3:00 p.m.
    Friday, Feb. 13 at 3:00 p.m.
    Friday, Feb 20 at 3:00 p.m.
    Friday, Feb. 27 at 3:00p p.m.
    Friday, March 6 at 3:00 p.m.
    Friday, March 13 at 3:00 p.m.
    Friday, March 20 at 3:00 p.m.

    All times listed in Eastern.
    All dates/times are subject to change.

    The show is taped every Tuesday at 11 a.m. EST. Taping dates are listed below.

    TV Show Taping Dates
    Dec. 2, 9, 16
    Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27
    Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24
    March 3, 10, 17


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