Inside OU Sports Magazine

Announcing <b><i>Inside OU Sports</i></b> Magazine with James Hale and the OU Insider staff. Citadel Publishing, The Insiders Network and OUInsider.com, a leader in University of Oklahoma sports coverage, are proud to announce the release of a new magazine, Inside OU Sports. The new publication will be a monthly magazine dedicated to covering Oklahoma Sooner athletics.

The magazine will consist of exclusive features, in-depth articles and beautiful photography in a glossy format similar to other high quality magazines like Sports Illustrated and ESPN The Magazine.

Each issue of Inside OU Sports will contain feature articles by the best sports writers in the southwest. Insightful articles by Sooner media legend James Hale will also be included in every issue.

"We think it's time that Sooner fans and our athletic teams had a quality magazine that is owned, designed and published by OU alumni. At the same time, it's important to realize the effect that the Internet has had on sports coverage. Over 25,000 Sooner fans a day visit our website, OUInsider.com. In less than one year it's become the source for accurate, up-to-the-moment news and insight on OU athletic teams. However Inside OU Sports will allow us to present stories and examine issues at a much higher level than what is done on the website. The winner will be Sooner fans who can not get enough information on the best athletic program in the country," said Brian Bishop, OU Insider Publisher.

Jim Heckman, CEO of TheInsiders and Citadel Publishing, agrees Inside OU Sports 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."

"Inside OU Sports 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 Sooner fan: the best time-sensitive news on the web, complimented by a world-class feature-driven gloss magazine!"

Inside OU Sports will debut in August 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.ouinsider.com.

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