Football updates…

Indiana athletics spokesman Frank Cuervo reports a spike in ticket sales over the later part of Thursday and Friday. He expects to have sold an additional 4,000 to 5,000 tickets, bringing the grand total to somewhere around 40,000.

So if the athletic department gets the walkup sales it expects — 8,000 to 10,000 — it could reach the ultimate goal of 50,000. According to The Weather Channel — my personal favorite source for forecasts — it should be sunny by gametime. But it will be cold (50 degrees) and very windy (20 mile per hour winds making it feel like 35 degrees).

Now for the bad news. Due to constant rain over the last several days the grass parking lots may have to be closed. IU officials will make a decision tomorrow morning, but I went over to check it out and there are large puddles and lots and lots of mud.