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Four Players from SEC, Big Ten and Pac-12 Named Paul Hornung Award Finalists

Players Account for Every Defensive Position, All Offensive Skill Spots

Louisville, Ky. – Thursday, November 19, 2015 – Three defensive stars who provide their teams offensive energy and a workhorse all-purpose offensive back have been named finalists for the sixth annual Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse and given to the most versatile player in major college football. The four players – Adoree’ Jackson (Southern Cal), Robert Nkemdiche (Ole Miss), Christian McCaffrey (Stanford) and Jabrill Peppers (Michigan) represent power conferences Pac-12, SEC and Big Ten.

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Winners Announced for Urban Bourbon Half Marathon and Corporate Challenge

Louisville, KY – October 24, 2015 – With nearly 3,200 registered participants, the Louisville Sports Commission’s Urban Bourbon Half Marathon went off this morning under cool, cloudy skies at race start.

Patrick Hynes of Louisville, Ky., won the men’s half marathon in a time of 1:15:24.7, edging second-place finisher Rizik Lado of Louisville, Ky., who clocked a time of 1:16:16.4. Taryn Sheehan of Louisville, Ky., won the women’s half marathon in 1:24:27.9, just beating Katie Casto Hynes of Louisville, Ky., who finished in 1:28:41.5.

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Colorado Men, Michigan Women Win Cross Country Pre-Nationals in Louisville

Thomas Curtin of Virginia Tech, Erin Clark of Colorado Take Individual Honors

 Louisville, Ky. – October 17, 2015 – Under sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-40s, Thomas Curtin of Virginia Tech and Erin Clark of Colorado were individual winners in the men’s and women’s races at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Pre-Nationals today at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park. Two-time defending champion Colorado won the men’s team title and Michigan won the women’s team title.

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USA Cycling Announces 2016-2017 Amateur Road National Championships Coming to Louisville

Competition Will Attract 1,000 Youth Cyclists to Louisville Each Year

Louisville, Ky., – October 16, 2015 – USA Cycling announced today that it has selected Louisville to host the 2016 and 2017 Amateur Road National Championships for men’s and women’s 9-23 divisions as well as the men’s Open Category 1 division.

The competition is comprised of a time trial, road race and criterium that will be held over four days at three different locations spanning late June and early July. In 2016, the time trial will be held June 30 in Taylorsville; the road race will be held July 1-2 at Cherokee Park; and the criterium will be held July 3 at Norton Commons. Approximately 1,000 athletes are expected to participate in the Road Nationals in 2016.

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1,600 Runners to Compete in Cross County Pre-Nationals Oct. 17 in Louisville

UofL and Louisville Sports Commission to Host Collegiate Event at Sawyer State Park

October 14, 2015 – Louisville, Ky. – The University of Louisville and the Louisville Sports Commission will host 1,600 collegiate runners from 95 schools across the US at the NCAA Division I Pre-Nationals Cross Country (Pre-Nats) meet on Saturday, Oct. 17 at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park. The meet is a preview of the upcoming NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Cross Country National Championships that will be held in Louisville on Nov. 21. The Pre-Nats provide an opportunity for highly ranked squads hoping to compete for the top-four podium honors at the national championships in November to become familiar with the course at Sawyer State Park. The Pre-Nats also will feature a number of individuals hoping to earn All-America honors in 2015.

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