"This is the simply the next step in our coverage of Clemson athletics," said founder Roy Philpott. "We've experienced phenomenal growth in our first year and half in existence, and the launching of this magazine will only solidify our efforts in covering the Clemson Tigers going forward. CUTigers the Magazine will allow us to go in-depth with the personalities and players that make Clemson athletics what it is today."
"Our intentions are to present stories and examine issues at a much higher level than what is done on the web site. Ideally, we'd like to bring Clemson players and coaches much closer to the average fan. The winner in the end will be Tiger fans who simply can't get enough information on one of the top athletic programs in the country."
Jim Heckman, CEO of TheInsiders and Citadel Publishing, agrees that CUTigers.com represents the future of sports publishing. "The Internet has completely changed the team publishing business forever. It's obvious to me the weekly tabloid is entirely obsolete and at best, redundant. Why would anyone want to pay for a weekly publication? By the time it shows up, the news inside is either old and in some cases, has changed. The Internet, on the other hand, offers timely information by the hour. Nobody wants to read a 2,000 word article on their computer. Instead, fans need a magazine with beautiful photography, in-depth feature articles and most of all, a quality keepsake they can save for years as the only viable compliment to online information."
"CUTigers the Magazine answers this need with a monthly, ALL GLOSS, color format and our goal is to create a magazine of such quality, that each magazine will last a lifetime as a collectors piece. We have now created the ultimate package for the true Tiger fan: the best time-sensitive news on the web, complimented by a world-class feature-driven gloss magazine!"
CUTigers the magazine will debut in September 2002 and will be published on a monthly basis ten times a year. Yearly subscriptions will sell for $44.95 and will begin with a special reduced rate of $39.95 for orders placed online at www.CUTigers.com.