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Louisville Sports Commission to Host Nation’s Largest College Cross Country Meet Oct. 1

15th Cross Country Classic at Sawyer State Park Features 3,000 Runners from 138 Colleges

Louisville, Ky. – September 29, 2016 – The Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) will host 138 colleges and universities from 29 states and Canada in the 15th Annual Louisville Sports Commission Cross Country Classic, which is tracking to be the largest college meet in the United States in 2016. The Cross Country Classic will be held Sat., Oct. 1 at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park and will bring together many of the top college cross country programs in the nation, as almost 3,000 athletes are expected to compete. The overall quality of the participating teams and individual student-athletes once again will be strong as the meet will feature 29 men’s teams and 36 women’s teams currently ranked in the following collegiate cross country polls: NCAA Division I Regional and National, NCAA Division II National, NCAA Division III National and NAIA.

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Winners Announced for Louisville pure tap® 5K

Louisville, Ky. – September 10, 2016 – With nearly 1,200 registered participants, the Louisville pure tap® 5K went off this morning under warm and sunny conditions at race start. Race participants started and finished at the Louisville Water Tower, home of Louisville’s drinking water, and followed a course that ran east and west on River Road.

Solomon Bennett of New Albany, Ind., won the men’s division in a time of 16:43.91, ahead of second-place finisher Patrick Hynes of Louisville, Ky., who clocked a time of 16:54.95. Alissa Bennett of New Albany, Ind., won the women’s division in 18:58.76, beating Shelley Cameron of Louisville, Ky., who finished in 20:26.02. This is the second year in a row that a husband and wife won the men’s and women’s division.

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Paul Hornung Award has been granted associate membership in the National College Football Awards Association

The Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse has been granted associate membership in the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The announcement was made today by NCFAA President Mark Wolpert and Louisville Sports Commission President and CEO Karl Schmitt, Jr. The Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) founded the Award in 2010, which is presented annually to the most versatile player in major college football

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The 2017-18 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Returns to Louisville

Colorado Springs, Col. – The NWBA and Louisville Sports Commission are excited to announce that the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NWBT), presented by ABC Medical, will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, from 2017-2018. The NWBT has been hosted in Louisville from 2013-16. The 2017 tournament will be held from March 29-April 2, and will mark the 10th time that the bluegrass state has hosted the world’s largest single sporting event for athletes with disabilities.

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Dotsie Bausch, John Schnatter Named Honorary Co-Chairs for 2016 USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championship presented by Papa John’s

Papa John’s Signs on as Presenting Sponsor for the Event
to be Held in Louisville June 30-July 2

Louisville, Ky. – May 30, 2016 – Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter and 2012 Olympic cycling silver medalist Dotsie Bausch, a Louisville native and graduate of Ballard High School, have been named honorary co-chairs of the host committee for the 2016 USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championship presented by Papa John’s that will be held in Louisville June 30 – July 1. Papa John’s recently signed on as presenting sponsor.

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