Broyles Tribute Film Wins National Award

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.“Frank Broyles, Arkansas Legend,” a tribute film to the late University of Arkansas head football coach and men’s director of athletics, produced by Larry Foley, Professor and Chair of the School of Journalism and Strategic Media, and Jim Borden won a Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival King Foundation Award on Monday – the top award given during BEA’s Festival of Media Arts, a competitive festival open to BEA faculty and student members.

The film was researched and written by Foley and narrated by former University of Arkansas quarterback Scott Bull. Bull played for the Razorbacks under Coach Broyles from 1972-75. Foley collaborated with Jim Borden of Fayetteville and Kevin Trainor of the University of Arkansas Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to produce the tribute to longtime University of Arkansas football coach and athletic director, who died in August 2017. Borden served as the film’s archivist and editor. Trainor served as a film consultant on behalf of Razorback Athletics and the Broyles family. The University of Arkansas Department of Intercollegiate Athletics commissioned the film.

The short film will be posted on in August 2018, commemorating the one-year anniversary of Coach Broyles’ passing and leading into the 2018 University of Arkansas football season.

Best of Festival winners were honored at the 16th Annual BEA Best of Festival King Foundation Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas on Monday, April 9, 2018 as part of BEA’s annual convention. During the ceremony, recipients were recognized with a specialized screening of their winning projects. The 2018 Best of Festival winners were selected from a pool of over 1,540 entries, representing over 175 colleges and universities in the following competitions: audio, documentary, film & video, interactive multimedia, news, scriptwriting, sports and two-year/small colleges.

About the BEA Convention: BEA’s annual convention is held in conjunction with NAB Show in Las Vegas every spring. Co-located next door at the Las Vegas Westgate, BEA’s annual convention attracts 1,300 educators and students with 200 sessions, events, research panels, technology workshops and an exhibit hall, making BEA NAB Show’s largest conference partner. Click here for more information. About the Festival of Media Arts: The BEA Festival of Media Arts is an international refereed exhibition of faculty creative activities and a national showcase for student work. The Festival provides a venue for exhibition of winning submissions, including recognition of project authors, through showcase and awards sessions held during BEA’s annual convention in Las Vegas. The Festival seeks to enhance and extend creative activities, teaching, and professional standards in broadcasting and other forms of electronically mediated communication. Visit for more information