Papa John’s Special For Louisville Fans

Hit a half court shot, deliver more than 18,800 free pizzas for University of Louisville basketball fans. That’s exactly what John Schnatter, the founder of Papa John’s Pizza, did at the half of a recent game against Oral Roberts.

The halftime entertainment was being videotaped for a future commercial that should be mandatory on every Papa John’s-sponsored televised basketball game this season.

Schnatter and Papa John’s have been very good to U of L fans, with the football stadium bearing the company’s name. His family also contributed $10 million for the stadium expansion, which will increase seating capacity to more than 56,000 next season.

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The Lady Cards attempt to rebound from two humiliating losses to Southeastern Conference teams at New Hampshire Tuesday evening. Too bad for New Hampshire, its nickname is Wildcats.  See Sonja’s preview here.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

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  • December 22, 2009 at 10:11 am

    The pizza freebie began Monday and you have to go to pick it up at a Papa John’s location. Don’t forget your ticket, you’ll need it when you do. They check to see if it is the Oral Roberts game also. We added three toppings to ours and go out for around $5 bucks. Not bad.

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