Louisville Sports Commission Press Releases
December 9, 2016
The World’s Largest Gathering of Sports-Event Organizers Will be the
First Travel-Industry Event Held in Newly Expanded Convention Center
The TEAMS ’18 Conference & Expo, the world’s leading conference and expo for the sports-event industry, will be held in Louisville, Kentucky. The announcement was made today at the Louisville Visitor Center during a press conference organized by the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Louisville Sports Commission. Presented by SportsTravel, TEAMS ’18 will be held October 1–4, 2018, at the Kentucky International Convention Center, which will reopen in 2018 following a multimillion-dollar expansion and renovation project.
December 7, 2016
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.
November 26, 2016
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.
November 17, 2016
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.
October 28, 2016
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.