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Applications Now Being Accepted for 2022 Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame

Louisville, Ky. – Feb. 7, 2022 – The Louisville Sports Commission is accepting nominations for the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame fueled by the Kentucky Lottery (KSHOF) through March 31, 2022. 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 2022.

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Houston’s Marcus Jones Named 2021 Paul Hornung Award Winner

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

Louisville, Ky. – Dec. 8, 2021 – University of Houston senior Marcus Jones, an All-American return specialist and lock down cornerback who also saw duty on offense, has been named winner of the 2021 Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse, given annually to the most versatile player in major college football.

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Will Levis wins 11th Annual Howard Schnellenberger MVP Award fueled by the Kentucky Lottery

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

Louisville, Ky. – November 28, 2021 – Kentucky junior quarterback Will Levis rushed for 113 yards and four touchdowns to earn the 2021 Howard Schnellenberger MVP Award fueled by the Kentucky Lottery, as the Wildcats overpowered Louisville 52-21 yesterday at Cardinal Stadium. Levis 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 2021 Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam®

Louisville, Ky. – October 16, 2021 – With more than 2,200 registered participants, the Louisville Sports Commission’s Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam® went off this morning under cool, sunny skies at race start.

Ali Faraji-Tajrishi of Louisville, Ky., won the men’s half marathon in a time of 1:14:34, edging second-place finisher Kyle Bowling of Louisville, Ky., who clocked a time of 1:15:20. Faraji-Tajrishi also won the 2019 UBHM.

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More Than 2,800 Athletes Compete in 20th Annual Live In Lou Cross Country Classic in Louisville

MIT Men, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Women Win NCAA Division III Cross Country Pre-Nationals
Michigan Women, Wisconsin Men Dominate Strong Fields to Win Featured Races

Louisville, Ky. – Oct. 2, 2021 – A total of six college cross country races, including men’s and women’s pre-nationals races for the 2021 NCAA Division III National Championship, were contested during the 20th annual Live in Lou Cross Country Classic at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park (Sawyer). More than 2,800 runners representing 140 colleges and universities competed Saturday morning and early afternoon under ideal weather and course conditions in front of more than 5,000 spectators.

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