Derby Field

After 144 Kentucky Derbys, Louisville Knows Sports

Louisville Sports Commission Press Releases

Purdue’s Rondale Moore Named 2018 Paul Hornung Award Winner Presented by Texas Roadhouse

Award Presented Annually Since 2010 to Most Versatile Player in Major College Football

Louisville, Ky. – December 5, 2018 – Purdue true freshman slot receiver/return specialist Rondale Moore, who set a school record for all-purpose yards in his first college game on his way to Big Ten Receiver and Freshman of the Year honors, was named winner of the ninth annual Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse. The Louisville Sports Commission and Paul Hornung present the award to the most versatile player in major college football.

read more

USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships to be held at Joe Creason Park

2,000 Professional and Amateur Cyclists Will Descend Upon Louisville Dec. 11-16

 Louisville, Ky. – November 26, 2018 – The USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships will be held on Dec. 11-16, 2018, at Joe Creason Park, the first time the event has been held in Louisville. The national championships will feature nearly 2,000 top professional and amateur riders competing over the course of the week from 45 states.

read more

Terry Wilson wins 9th Annual Howard Schnellenberger MVP Award

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

Louisville, Ky. – November 24, 2018 – University of Kentucky sophomore quarterback Terry Wilson was named winner of the 2018 Howard Schnellenberger MVP Award after leading the Wildcats in a 56-10 win over the University of Louisville today at Cardinal Stadium. Wilson was selected by a vote of the working media covering the game.

read more

Winners Announced for 2018 Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam®

Louisville, Ky. – October 20, 2018 – With more than 3,800 registered participants, the Louisville Sports Commission’s Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam® went off this morning under cool, cloudy skies at race start.

Zack Beavin of Lexington, Ky., won the men’s half marathon in a time of 1:12:17, barely edging out second-place finisher Adam Togami, of New Albany, Ind., who clocked a time of 1:12:44.  Beavin ran 10 miles immediately prior to the beginning of today’s race as part of his training for the California International Marathon, which acts as the U.S. Marathon Championships.

read more

UofL Sweeps Individual Honors at Louisville Sports Commission Cross Country Classic Feature Races

Michigan Women, North Central Men Dominate Team Scoring

Louisville, Ky, – September 29, 2018 – The Louisville Sports Commission Cross Country Classic, one of the largest and most prestigious college meets in the U.S., took on a local flavor this year as University of Louisville female and male runners took individual honors in the feature races while Eastern Kentucky women and University of Kentucky men took second in the feature race team scoring. One the national front, the no. 10-ranked Michigan (NCAA Division I) women’s team won the feature race in a dominating fashion and the North Central College (Naperville, Ill.) men’s team, ranked no. 1 in NCAA Division III, won the men’s feature race.

read more