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Kentucky’s Lynn Bowden Jr. Named 2019 Paul Hornung Award Winner Presented by Texas Roadhouse

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

Louisville, Ky. – December 11, 2019 – University of Kentucky junior Lynn Bowden Jr., a prolific all-purpose receiver and return specialist who led the Wildcats to a 5-2 record while filling in at quarterback, has been named winner of the 10th 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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Lynn Bowden, Jr. wins 10th Annual Howard Schnellenberger MVP Award

Lexington, Ky. – November 30, 2019 – University of Kentucky (UK) junior quarterback Lynn Bowden, Jr., rushed for 293 yards and four touchdowns and was named winner of the 2019 Howard Schnellenberger MVP Award after leading the Wildcats in a 45-13 win over the University of Louisville today at Commonwealth Stadium. Bowden was selected by a vote of the working media covering the game.

Bowden, who started the year as an electrifying all-purpose receiver/return specialist, led UK to a 5-2 record filling in at quarterback after the Wildcats’ lost their top two signal callers due to injury.

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Pomona-Pitzer (men), Johns Hopkins (women) Capture 2019 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships

Patrick Watson, Stevenson and Parley Hannan, Ithaca Win Men’s and Women’s Titles

Louisville, Ky. – November 23, 2019 – Pomona-Pitzer Colleges (men) and Johns Hopkins University (women) won the team titles at the 2019 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships today at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. Patrick Watson of Stevenson University won the men’s eight kilometers individual title with a time of 24:13.9, and Parley Hannan of Ithaca College won the women’s six kilometer title in 20:53.8.

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Four Offensive Players / Returns Specialists Named 2019 Paul Hornung Award Finalists

Louisville, Ky. – November 14, 2019 – Three wide receiver / return specialists, including one who is subbing fulltime at quarterback, and a workhorse running back / kick returner have been named 2019 Paul Hornung Award Finalists. The 10th annual Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse is given annually by the Louisville Sports Commission to the most versatile player in major college football. Chosen as finalists by a 17-member Selection Committee are: Lynn Bowden Jr. (Kentucky), Clyde Edwards-Helaire, (LSU); Joe Reed (Virginia) and Wan’Dale Robinson (Nebraska).

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Winners Announced for 2019 Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam®

Louisville, Ky. – October 19, 2019 – With more than 3,600 registered participants, the Louisville Sports Commission’s Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam® went off this morning under cool, sunny skies at race start.

Ali Faraji-Tajrishi of Louisville, Ky., won the men’s half marathon in a time of 1:14:55, edging second-place finisher Benjamin Price of Louisville, Ky., who clocked a time of 1:15:35.

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