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Louisville Sports Commission Press Releases

ESPN/SEC Network Reporter Laura Rutledge to be Featured Speaker at Paul Hornung Award Ceremony

Event Will Honor Colorado’s Travis Hunter as the Most Versatile Player in Major College Football

Louisville, Ky. – Feb. 7, 2024 – Laura Rutledge, host of ESPN’s year-round weekday NFL news and information show NFL Live and SEC Network’s SEC Nation, will be the featured speaker at the 14th annual Paul Hornung Award Ceremony to be held on March 8, 2024, at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.

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Registration Open for Louisville Sports Commission’s Three Fall Running Races

Louisville, Ky. – Jan. 3, 2024 – Registration is open for the Louisville Sports Commission’s (LSC) three popular fall running races, starting with the Louisville Pure Tap® 5K on Sept. 7, followed by the Norton Sports Health 4-Miler on Sept. 30 and the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon (UBHM) on Oct. 12. The three races provide unique courses and quality experiences for runners and walkers, while promoting active lifestyles for people of all ages and fitness levels.

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Colorado’s Travis Hunter Named 2023 Paul Hornung Award Winner

Award for Most Versatile Player in Major College Football Presented by Texas Roadhouse

Louisville, Ky. – Dec. 6, 2023 – Colorado sophomore cornerback / wide receiver Travis Hunter, an impact athlete who finished the regular season as the most prolific two-way player in FBS by averaging 119 snaps per game, was named winner of the 2023 Paul Hornung Award given annually to the most versatile player in major college football.

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J.J. Weaver Earns 14th Annual Howard Schnellenberger MVP Award

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

Louisville, Ky. – Nov. 25, 2023 – Kentucky senior linebacker J.J. Weaver earned the 2023 Howard Schnellenberger MVP Award by recovering two fumbles in the second half as the Wildcats battled back from a 10-point deficit for a 38-31 road win over Louisville at L&N Stadium.

Weaver was selected by a vote of the working media covering the game as the MVP of the annual Governor’s Cup matchup between UK and UofL.

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Winners Announced for the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon

Louisville, Ky. – Oct. 14, 2023 – With nearly 2,700 registered participants, the Louisville Sports Commission’s Urban Bourbon Half Marathon went off this morning under cool, overcast skies at race start.

Steven Matthews of Evansville, Ind., won the men’s division in a time of 1:10:38, edging second-place finisher Ali Faraji-Tajrishi of Louisville, Ky., who clocked a time of 1:14:11. Caroline Gosser of Louisville, Ky., won the women’s division in 1:21:02, ahead of second-place finisher Sydney Larkin of Louisville, Ky., who finished in 1:23:50. Reagan Murphy of Louisville, Ky., won the non-binary division with a time of 2:13:46.

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