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Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers Named 2016 Paul Hornung Award Winner

Defensive Stalwart who Returns Kicks and Plays Offense Earns Most Versatile Player Honor

Louisville, Ky. – Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – University of Michigan third-year sophomore Jabrill Peppers, who this year became the first person to earn Big Ten defensive player of the year, linebacker of the year and return specialist of the year, was named winner of the seventh 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.

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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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