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USL Arkansas Scores Big: Bringing Pro Soccer to NWA in 2026

The teams don’t have names, the ownership group isn’t finalized and designs for the new stadium in Rogers haven’t been completed, but USL Arkansas aims to bring soccer to northwest Arkansas in 2026. read more >
Steve Sullivan of KATV-TV, Channel 7
Media & Marketing

Cable Cord-Cutting in Arkansas, and Feeling It at ESPN

Subscribers cancelling their cable packages goes a long way in summing up a crisis at ESPN, which laid off about 100 in April. read more >
Jeff Long
Media & Marketing / Tourism

College Football Playoff Officials Cite Several Factors for TV Ratings Decline

College Football Playoff officials believe several factors contributed to the significant decline in television ratings for the second year of the playoff. read more >
The University of Arkansas athletic program may be losing its in-school broadcast rights, but it's gaining a much more profitable national media partner with ESPN and the SEC Network.
Education / Media & Marketing / Tourism

SEC Network’s Launch Spells End of Schools’ Broadcast Rights, Pay-per-view

School-specific subscription services like the UA’s RazorVision won’t be providing live video of sporting events once the network is launched. The SEC and ESPN will hold the rights for those broadcasts. read more >
Media & Marketing / Tourism

Some Highlights From SEC, ESPN Announcing Launch of SEC Network

ESPN and the Southeastern Conference formally announced Thursday the creation of the SEC Network. It will launch in 2014 and the two entities have extended their media rights agreement through 2034. Some highlights of the announcement: read more >