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ESPN The Magazine

ESPN The Magazine
File:ESPN magazine cover Michael Phelps.jpg
Editor In Chief Chad Millman
Categories Sports
Frequency Bi-weekly
Total circulation
First issue March 11, 1998
Company ESPN Inc. (The Walt Disney Company/Hearst Corporation)
Country United States
Language English
ISSN 1097-1998

ESPN The Magazine is a biweekly sports magazine published by the ESPN sports network in Bristol, Connecticut in the United States. The first issue was published on March 11, 1998.

The main sports covered include Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Football League, National Hockey League, college basketball, and college football. The magazine typically takes a more light-hearted and humorous approach to sporting news compared to competitors such as Sports Illustrated and previously the Sporting News. It often covers players whose careers have suffered as a result of incidents off the field.


Some of the regular departments, in their magazine order:

  • Two Way: Stuart Scott answered questions from readers, giving his own opinions.
  • The Biz: Peter King writes about the business side of sports and its effect on the sporting world.
  • The Post: Looking back at the previous edition of the magazine with some of the readers' comments and updates on past stories.
  • Zoom: One large "image of the week," occupying two pages.
  • The Jump: A mix of different regular features, offering an alternative and usually humorous take on the current sporting scene.
  • Outtakes: A transcript of an interview from The Dan Patrick Show with a sport star mostly talking about non sports issues. Interviews now done by Kenny Mayne.
  • The Life of Reilly: Former Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly gives his opinions on the sports world, and reports upon various "special interest" stories in sports.
  • NEXT Athlete: Yearly award given out to young rising star athletes.

The Body Issue

The annual "Body Issue", which debuted in 2009 as its answer to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, features naked and scantily-clad athletes.[2]

The "Body Issue" addresses the physical structure of the most popular athletes to show what parts of their body they see as almost "perfect".[2]


  1. ^ "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Audit Bureau of Circulations. June 30, 2011. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Michael McCarthy (September 28, 2009). "First look: In ESPN's magazine, showing skin is no issue". USA Today. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 

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