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Louisville Sports Commission Press Releases

Applications Now Being Accepted for 2024 Kentucky Sports Hall of Fam

Louisville, Ky. – Jan. 10, 2024 – The Louisville Sports Commission is accepting nominations for the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame (KSHOF) through March 31, 2024. 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 2024.

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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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Winners Announced for Norton Sports Health 8K

Louisville, Ky. – Oct. 1, 2022 – With more than 300 registered participants, the Norton Sports Health 8K went off this morning under cool, mostly sunny conditions. The race was held in The Parklands of Floyds Fork.

Aaron Osborne of Bowling Green, Ky., won the men’s division in a time of 26:57.82, ahead of second-place finisher Seth Snider-Hayes of Louisville, Ky., who clocked a time 28:59.09. Carrie Jewkes of Louisville, Ky., won the women’s division in 35:40.85 beating Whitney Mueller of Louisville, Ky., who finished in 36:52.49.

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