Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock has announced they are shutting down a popular Razorback sports web site as of Friday.

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ArkansasSports360.com has been serving Arkansas sports fans with the latest news and commentary since 2007. It's being shut down because ABPG is restructuring and the site doesn't fit the company's core goals and the site wasn't making a lot of revenue for the company.

Here's the official release from ABPG.

Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock announced Wednesday that it has launched a new version of ArkansasBusiness.com optimized for mobile platforms and will reallocate its resources to focus on its core Arkansas Business brand.

As part of that reallocation, ABPG will close ArkansasSports360.com, a daily website that has covered sports in Arkansas since 2007. The site’s final day will be Friday.

“ArkansasSports360.com has attracted a tremendous audience of passionate sports fans from throughout the state,” Olivia Farrell, ABPG chairman and CEO, said. “The site has been an engaging read and a must-visit for sports fans across the state and beyond. This is entirely to the credit of the site’s staff, contributors and freelancers.

“However, the site doesn’t fit our company’s core mission of reaching highly targeted, niche audiences and has been difficult to monetize,” she said. “We plan to take the time and energy devoted to sports and put it into Arkansas Business’ print and online products.”

 

ArkansasSports360.com shutting down is a shame. They did a really good job covering Arkansas sports. I would suggest following Chris Bahn on Twitter. I have a feeling he'll be part of another Arkansas sports website venture really soon. Thanks for the great info the past five years guys!