Fightin' Gators Debuts!

GAINESVILLE, Fla.--- Combining the depth and visual impact of print with the dynamic, to-the-minute coverage of the Internet, Fightin' Gators magazine and (formerly are pairing to provide the best coverage of University of Florida athletics.

The launch of Fightin' Gators magazine marks the return of Gator Bait founder David Stirt to sports publishing five years after the sale of his original publication. His new magazine will be offered along with subscriptions to and Recruiting Yearbook, plus a year of ESPN The Magazine, for one low price of $99.95 per year.

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Since 1998, Stirt has continued to be a major innovative force in college sports publishing while serving as the president and executive director of the College Sports Publishers Association, a consortium of 48 publications devoted to coverage of the leading collegiate athletic programs in the country.

Stirt and Fightin' Gators magazine will complement the online coverage by, which features Brady Ackerman, former player and Gainesville talk-show host, as well as's nationally renowned recruiting team, headlined by Jamie Newberg, Scott Kennedy, Larry Blustein and Dave Telep.

"Over the past five years, I have observed an evolution in the collegiate sports publishing industry that included the massive growth of information distribution on a daily basis via the Internet," Stirt said. "What used to be proprietary information in sports weeklies has become universal information, easily obtained on a daily basis via numerous websites devoted to all sports subjects. Subscribers who used to wait eagerly for 'news' to arrive via their weekly sports publications are now able to satisfy the bulk of their hunger for up-to-the-minute information by clicking on their favorite websites."

Fightin' Gators magazine will bolster the daily Web coverage by providing columns, in-depth features and other material that will not appear in any newspaper or on the Internet, Stirt said. After 25 years of sportswriting experience in the state of Florida, Stirt says he is realizing his publishing dream - a classy, four-color magazine with high-quality production values utilizing the best and most popular sports writers in Florida writing one-of-a-kind features that will be must reading for Gator fans of all ages.

The inaugural issue of Fightin' Gators magazine will be published in late August with distribution throughout Florida and around the country. The 10-issue annual subscription to Fightin' Gators will be available separately or as part of TheInsiders Club package that includes Fightin' Gators online and magazine subscriptions, plus subscriptions to Recruiting Yearbook and ESPN the Magazine.

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Those interested in the magazine only may purchase it online here or call 1-888-501-5752!

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