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Stephen Johnson wins 7th Annual Howard Schnellenberger MVP Award

Award Given to MVP on Winning Team in Annual UofL vs UK Kentucky Governor’s Cup

Louisville, Ky. – November 26, 2016 – University of Kentucky junior quarterback Stephen Johnson was named winner of the 2016 Howard Schnellenberger MVP Award after leading the Wildcats in a 41-38 upset win over the University of Louisville today at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Johnson was selected by a vote of the working media covering the game.

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Four Players from Pac 12, Big 10 and Big 12 named Finalists for the 7th Annual Paul Hornung Award

Winner and Two Finalists from 2015 Make the List Again Along with One Newcomer

Louisville, Ky. – Thursday, November 17, 2016 –  Two defensive stars who also return kicks and spot play on offense, and a pair of prolific playmakers who play offense and return kicks have been named finalists for the seventh annual Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse and given annually to the most versatile player in major college football.

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International Field of Cyclists Descend on Louisville for 10th Annual Derby City Cup Nov. 5-6

Weekend Showcases 60 Categorized Cyclo-cross Races for Top Juniors, Masters and Pros

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 25, 2016) – – The sports spotlight will shine on Eva Bandman Park in Louisville for international cycling the weekend of Nov. 5-6, 2016, as the Derby City Cup returns for a 10th year. Both days of cyclo-cross events for elite athletes will include Category 1 and Category 2 races sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the governing body for the sport of cycling. Derby City Cup is one of eight events in the country that offers C1 races for women and men on the USA Cycling Professional Cyclo-cross Calendar (Pro CX), the highest level of professional cyclo-cross racing in the United States.

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Winners Announced for 2016 Urban Bourbon Half Marathon and Corporate Challenge

Louisville, Ky. – October 22, 2016 – With approximately 3,000 registered participants, the Louisville Sports Commission’s Urban Bourbon Half Marathon went off this morning under cool, sunny skies at race start.

Mike Purvis of Louisville, Ky., won the men’s half marathon in a time of 1:14:06.76, edging second-place finisher David Grieshaber of Louisville, Ky., who clocked a time of 1:17:18.52. Jamie Adkins of Owensboro, Ky., won the women’s half marathon in 1:22:52.34, just beating Angela Matthews of Westland, Mich., who finished in 1:23:10.97.

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UofL’s Edwin Kibichiy Wins Louisville Sports Commission Cross Country Classic

North Central College (IL) Men and Hope College Women win NCAA DIII Pre-Nats

Louisville, Ky. – October 1, 2016 – University of Louisville senior Edwin Kibichiy won a hotly contested men’s feature race at the 15th Annual Louisville Sports Commission Cross Country Classic held at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park, holding off Jskob Chobe of Middle Tennessee and UofL teammate Calvin Chemoiyo. A total of six college races were contested under ideal weather and course conditions, including the Pre-Nationals for the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s National Championships that will be hosted by Spalding University and the Louisville Sports Commission at Sawyer State Park on Nov. 19.

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