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Award-Winning Journalist Jeremy Schaap will be Featured Speaker at Paul Hornung Award Ceremony

Event Will Honor Oregon State’s Jack Colletto as the Most Versatile Player in Major College Football

Louisville, Ky. – Feb. 9, 2023 – ESPN award-winning commentator and celebrated author Jeremy Schaap will be the featured speaker at the 13th annual Paul Hornung Award Ceremony to be held on March 14, 2023, at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.

The 2022 Paul Hornung Award winner, Oregon State quarterback-fullback-linebacker-special teams ace Jack Colletto, will be the honored guest at the Ceremony. Nicknamed “The Jackhammer,” Colletto earned a mechanical engineer degree at Oregon State while playing 10 different positions on offense, defense and special teams as a senior and helping lead the Beavers to a 10-3 record and victory in the Las Vegas Bowl. The Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football and pays tribute to the late football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung.

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Applications Now Being Accepted for 2023 Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame

Louisville, Ky. – Jan. 24, 2023 – The Louisville Sports Commission is accepting nominations for the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame (KSHOF) through March 31, 2023. Eligibility and selection criteria and the nomination form can be accessed online at

Nominations received by March 31 that meet the Selection Criteria will be placed in a pool for consideration for the KSHOF Class of 2023.

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Place Kicker Matt Ruffalo Earns 12th Annual Howard Schnellenberger MVP Award

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

Louisville, Ky. – Nov. 26, 2022 – Kentucky senior placekicker Matt Ruffalo was perfect on the night, kicking two extra points and a career-high four fields goals, including what proved to be the game-winner, to earn the 2022 Howard Schnellenberger MVP Award in UK’s 26-13 win over Louisville at Kroger Field in Lexington.

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Sports Travel Industry Veteran David Patrone Joins Louisville Sports Commission

Louisville, Ky. – Nov. 17. 2022 – Long-time sports travel sales executive David Patrone will join the Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) on Jan. 1, 2023, as its director of sports development. Patrone has more than 25 years of experience in the sports travel industry and is a Certified Sports Event Executive, a designation awarded by Sports ETA, the sports tourism industry’s national association.

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More Than 2,400 Athletes Compete in 21st Annual Live in Lou Cross Country Classic

Furman Dominates the Women’s Feature Race; WVU’s Ceili McCabe Breaks Her Own Course Record

NCAA Division II Powerhouse Grand Valley State Wins Men’s Feature Race

Louisville, Ky. – Oct. 1, 2022 – West Virginia phenom Ceili McCabe broke her own course record winning the women’s featured Gold race at the Live in Lou Cross Country Classic, the nation’s largest college cross country meet held today at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park.

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