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Friday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

The Colonna grandchildren (and their Grumpy ... not sure how much say he had in that nickname) are ready for Indiana State.

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—Spread check: No line.

—Bobby Petrino has purchased 200 student tickets for tomorrow’s game against Indiana State.

As a sign of appreciation for years of student support, University at Louisville football head coach Bobby Petrino has purchased 200 tickets and is donating them to Louisville students for Saturday night’s home opener against Indiana State.

”The students have always been an integral part of our football program,” Petrino said. “I’m thrilled to be able to provide an opportunity for a number of students to attend our home opener and see the brand new stadium. I’ve always appreciated the support we’ve received on campus, and it’s my way of saying thank you.”

The $15 tickets will be distributed among 10 different student organizations across campus.

—Here’s Jody Demling’s week two notebook for Louisville football.

—The U of L women’s soccer team tasted defeat for the first time in 2018 last night, falling 2-1 on the road against Purdue. The 24th-ranked Cards (5-1-0) wrap up non-conference play on Sunday when they host Eastern Kentucky at 7:30.

—U of L athletes are super smart. If you need evidence, check out this report.

—Happy birthday, Donovan.

—The NCAA is asking a judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Luke Hancock and other former Louisville players who are looking to get their 2013 national championship back.

—Aidan Igiehon will be hanging with Chris Mack and company this weekend.

Igiehon’s official visit to Louisville is scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 28.

—John Schnatter is now accusing the guy he handpicked to replace him as CEO of orchestrating a “false and defamatory campaign” to paint him as a racist.

—The CJ goes inside the inseparable bond between Jawon and Khane Pass.

—Well I can’t say I care for this.

—Rick Bozich gives his thoughts on what the most popular NFL team in the Louisville market is.

—The brief Louisville cameo is pretty spot-on.

—Jaelyn Withers is on his official U of L visit this weekend.

—On the football side of things, there will be a number of highly-coveted recruits attending tomorrow’s game against Indiana State.

—Friday Irrelevance today is a dedication to the late Burt Reynolds, who among many other high-level accomplishments, once humiliated our lifelong enemy Marc Summers on national television.

—Roll Bama Roll looks at Alabama’s kicking against Louisville.

—The Cadillac Ranch in Texas gets some Cardinal (and Kroger) love.

—The LEO serves up five things to do in Louisville this weekend.

—And finally, beat Indiana State.