Ohio High is our wildly popular magazine devoted to coverage of Ohio high school athletics as well as recruiting coverage in football and boys and girls basketball. We have taken Duane Long's former publication, Ohio's Future Stars, and rolled it into a newsstand quality magazine with complete coverage of the Ohio prep scene.
This will be our third issue since its inception in December. Each of the first two editions were 64 pages. This one, however, will be bursting at the seams with 80 pages as we preview the upcoming fall season of Ohio high school football.
You must order Ohio High by the end of business on Thursday to get on the mailing list for this special season preview edition.
This issue has a ton of interesting stuff, including:
* We recap the state championships and present player of the year awards in all five of the spring sports.
* Plus, we take a look ahead at the high school football season for 2004 with previews by division and also talk about the games to watch each week during the season.
* Our cover story is on two-time defending state champion Cincinnati Elder and the culture surrounding Elder football. We also ponder the possibilities as Cincinnati Elder goes for a third straight Division I football title.
* We also have two neat year-end features. Our Charles Babb profiles Versailles football coach Al Hetrick, our choice for the all-sports coach of the year. Plus, we present the first Ohio High Cup to the school which fared the best in the OHSAA state tournaments during the 2003-04 school year.
* Babb also has a profile on Bellaire's three-sports standout, junior-to-be Nate Davis.
* Our Gary Housteau looks at the quarterback/receiver tandem of Mike and Brian Hartline at Canton GlenOak.
* Our Dave Biddle introduces new OHSAA commissioner Dan Ross.
* Recruiting editor Duane Long updates his list of the state's top seniors-to-be in football and also provides bios for the first time on the top juniors.
* I enlist the help of Hoop Scoop's Chris Johnson for a similar list of the state's top boys basketball prospects. Plus, we delve into the recruiting angle for girls basketball as well with the help of John Feazel of Ohio Girls Basketball Magazine.
That is all in the fall issue of Ohio High. Act NOW to start a one-year subscription (three issues) with that issue. (The next issue will be out in December and dated Winter. The following issue will come out in April and be dated Spring.)
The magazine sells for $19.95 for one year (three issues). Nobody has ever tried to do what we are doing -- combing coverage of high school sports with comprehensive recruiting coverage in football and boys and girls basketball. Check it out.
We are in the home stretch in preparations for our massive 80-page Bucknuts The Magazine season preview magazine, dated August. It is due out on or about Aug. 1.
But for those who have not subscribed, they need to do so by the end of business Thursday to get on the mailing list for our largest issue ever.
This issue will be jammed full of stuff regarding the 2004 Ohio State football team.
Here is a look at the contents of this special issue:
* The issue will include a preview of the 2004 Ohio State team, complete with a roster, depth chart and Big Ten composite schedule. Charles Babb will go in-depth on the offense and Dave Biddle will do likewise on defense.
* I will have a comprehensive look at the Big Ten as well as OSU's nonconference opponents.
* Plus, our entire staff will weigh in with their predictions on the season ahead, answering the tough questions on which games will be the toughest and which players will emerge.
* Babb has our cover feature on senior tailback Lydell Ross.
* Gary Housteau weighs in with profiles on incoming freshmen Ben Person and Dionte Johnson (don't call him Pepper's son, by the way, because there's more to him than just that).
* We'll share the last half of our interview with athletic director Andy Geiger.
* We'll have photos and coverage of OSU's summer football camp.
* We'll have coverage of Jim O'Brien's firing and much more.
If you aren't getting the magazine each month, act NOW to get on the mailing list for the August issue.
There are two ways to get Bucknuts The Magazine. You can order the magazine itself for $39.95 (10 issues per year, monthly August through March with issues also in the Spring and Summer).
Or, better yet, you can bundle your subscription to the magazine with one year of premium Internet access to the Bucknuts.com web site. Keep in mind, for the low price of $99.95, you get 10 issues of the magazine, access to all premium news content on TheInsiders.com network and access to the premium message boards at Bucknuts.com, including the Ask The Insiders message board and our weekly Buckeye Grove columns.
If you have been waiting for a reason to order the magazine, here it is. If you have been waiting for the right time to upgrade your monthly subscription to annual – and save $20 a year in the process – now is that time. Here's the link to order: