Gold and Black is a multi-platform media company that covers Purdue athletics like no one else. Gold and Black Illustrated subscriptions include 56 issues a year, with extensive looks at football and men’s and women’s basketball, features, recruiting news and more. An annual subscription covers six full-color glossy magazines, including the football and basketball preview editions and the football signing day issue, plus 50 Gold and Black Express, a digital interactive magazine that publishes weekly during the sports seasons. Express publishes on Mondays during basketball and Mondays Thursdays during football season.

And the best part is that Gold and Black Illustrated is iPad compatible, allowing you to download the free app and read on the go. Eliminate the wait for postal delivery. With the click of your mouse, you can enjoy all the pictures, headlines, articles, columns and advertisements in Gold and Black Illustrated right on your tablet or computer.

John Purdue Club members receive Gold and Black Illustrated, the six glossies and 50 editions of Express, as part of their membership. For more information about the John Purdue Club call 1-800-213-2239 or visit the website at

Aside from Illustrated and Express, Gold and Black operates the website, a nearly minute-by-minute accounting of Purdue sports, with breaking news on football and basketball commitments, game previews and coverage, features, analysis and the message board Knucklehead Central, a meeting place for the most ardent Purdue fans to share their opinions.

And never miss out on Gold and Black Radio, which is at 10 a.m. Mondays all year and at 11 a.m. Fridays during the football season, at, or subscribe by searching “Gold and Black Radio” on iTunes. And our weekly Internet TV show, “Gold and Black LIVE,” is at 2 p.m. Fridays at and

Call us at 800-876-4678 for more information.

Here are some common questions and answers about Gold and Black:

1. Is the digital edition of Gold and Black Illustrated the same as

No. The editorial content and approach is different. Our goal is to make the breaking news, real-time version with daily recruiting updates, news items, recruit videos, press conference coverage and more. We want Gold and Black Illustrated (and digital counterpart) to be the Sports Illustrated of Purdue athletics, with player features, analysis, columns, Q&As, historical stories and much more. Gold and Black Express provides our readers with timely up-to-the minute news delivered once a week instantly.

2. Do I need any special software or browsers to view the pages?

No. You only need to have JavaScript turned on. However, since all browsers come preconfigured with this setting on by default, simply make no changes and you will be ready to view Gold and Black Express. And the iPad app makes it even easier; just download for free, then wait for push notification of new editions.

3. Will the site work if I have a Mac computer or tablet?


4. What do I do if I have a problem with the site?

Call us toll free at 800-876-4678 or e-mail us at And you can always contact publisher Alan Karpick direct by phone at 765-237-5078 or e-mail at

5. Can I view Gold and Black Illustrated and Express on more than one computer?

Yes. However, you must remember to log out of the first computer in order to log in again on the second. If you fail to do so, you will be denied access. Your subscription entitles you to only one login. But you may log in from any computer and you must follow this procedure to do so.