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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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Middle Tennessee Sweeps Men’s and Women’s Gold Races at Live In Lou Cross Country Classic

MIT’s Women and North Central’s Men Win NCAA Division III Pre-National Races at Sawyer State Park

Louisville, Ky. – October 5, 2019 – NCAA Division III no. 8-ranked MIT women’s team and powerhouse no. 1-ranked North Central College (Ill.) men’s team won the Live in Lou Cross Country Classic Silver races at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Louisville. The races served as the Pre-Nationals for the NCAA Division III National Championships that will be held at Sawyer Park Nov. 23. Oberlin and St. Thomas (Minn.) ran second and third in the women’s race, and John Hopkins and Otterbein ran second and third in the men’s race.

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