Tom Jurich: Kentucky Sportsman of the Year finalist

January 27, 2013 

UofL Athletics Director Tom Jurich welcomed Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to the annual luncheon to promote the Governor's Cup football game between the Cats and Cards photographed on Thursday July 25, 2011 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff


We are revealing, in alphabetical order, the 10 finalists for the 2012 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced Thursday night simultaneously on and at the Bluegrass Sports Award Banquet. Complete results will be in Friday's Herald-Leader.

What he did in 2012: Louisville Athletics Director saw his school advance to men's basketball Final Four, the Sugar Bowl in football and helped U of L earn an invitation to join the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Voter comment: "2012 (was) the crowing achievement — so far — in a brilliant 15-year career as U of L's AD." — Paul Rogers, Louisville Cardinals play-by-play announcer

Previously announced finalists: Teddy Bridgewater, John Calipari, Randall Cobb, Anthony Davis, Dermontti Dawson

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