Purdue takes on Indianapolis in Mackey Arena tonight at 7pm. The game is not on TV, but you can watch via the Big Ten Digital Network for a small fee. BTN will broadcast the game on Friday, but you can either listen to the Clis through the radio stream or do what I am doing: follow along through GameTracker.
We should expect a win tonight, but I am most curious to see what the newcomers do. Purdue technically has six players on the roster that were not there a year ago at this time, plus Jay Simpson, who redshirted after a handful of games due to his foot injury.
We will likely see w wide variety of lineups tonight, as coach Painter has been known to play a large number of players in these exhibitions. I don't think any of the three freshmen will redshirt, however. Purdue has redshirted player for several years in a row now be it Simpson (2012-13), Donnie Hale (2011-12), Anthony Johnson (2010-11), Sandi Marcius (2009-10), or John Hart (2008-09). i doubt that happens with Bryson Scott, Basil Smotherman, or Kendall Stephens. Not when we're already down to 11 scholarship players.