Before he decided University of Louisville athletics needed fixing, that its stadium expansion was over budget and its leadership was ”invisible,” John Schnatter shared his plane with U of L athletic director Tom Jurich for a fact-finding trip to Texas. On Dec. 15, 2013, an NFL Sunday, the pizza mogul known as “Papa John” took Jurich, U of L spokesman Kenny Klein and their wives aboard his private jet for a game-day tour of Dallas Cowboys Stadium conducted by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. When Jurich announced the expansion of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Aug. 28, 2015, he spoke of that experience, mentioned some of the Dallas design elements U of L would be borrowing, and took pains to point out: “John Schnatter’s an integral part of this.” – Tim Sullivan , courier-journal.com – Read More
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