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ESPN The Magazine’s 2013 College Football Preview Issue Hits Newsstands Friday

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With one more BCS season on the horizon, ESPN The Magazine’s 2013 College Football Preview, on newsstands Friday, offers a variety of content to help get fans in gear including the following storylines: Johnny Football’s struggle with fame, Jadeveon Clowney’s next big hit, and Lache Seastrunk’s run from a complicated past.

College Football Preview Issue Features:

ESPN Power Rankings

Players come and go, but somehow the best college programs remain at the top. To reveal how teams make their indelible marks, The Mag teamed up with ESPN analysts Brock Huard and David Pollack and other insiders to identify go-to plays and defensive missions. The takeaway? Roll with the Tide.

College Football Confidential

92 college football players give answers to The Mag’s toughest questions including topics such as gay teammates, PEDs, concussions, and dating the coach’s daughter.

The Trouble with Johnny

The Mag’s Wright Thompson writes about Johnny Manziel, the Heisman winner whose celebrity status threatens to derails both his career and the Aggies’ season.

Here comes the boom

South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney has ducked the spotlight to focus on the field. The Mag’s Ryan McGee takes readers inside Clowney’s world and how even though it’s not easy being one of the best players in college football, it’s much tougher for those unfortunate enough to face off against him.

Almost infamous

The Mag’s Tim Keown shows why Baylor’s Lache Seastruck is out to make you forget the past and remember his name for his game..

Additional College Football Preview Issue Highlights:

  • “Innocence Lost:” The Mag’s Eddie Matz takes readers inside the world of Baltimore’s first baseman Chris Davis – he keeps going deep, but in the age of PEDs, does that mean he’s guilty?
  • “The Price of Leadership”: The Truth columnist Howard Bryant claims that in the wake of Aaron Hernandez’s arrest, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady owed the public far more than what they delivered.  
  • “Under New Management”: After an offseason with little player movement, the faces on Premier League pitches should be strikingly familiar when the season starts August 17. But that doesn’t mean change isn’t afoot. Just look toward the sideline for those screaming men in expensive suits. The Mag explores how new EPL managers juggle expectations.

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