ESPN The Magazine

ESPN The Magazine
Editor In Chief Alison Overholt
Categories Sports
Frequency Bi-weekly
Total circulation
(December 2015)
First issue March 11, 1998
Company ESPN Inc. (The Walt Disney Company/Hearst Corporation)
Country United States
Based in Bristol, Connecticut
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.[2][3]

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.


Some of the regular departments, in their magazine order:

Most of these departments and features were dropped after a 2011 editorial change. As of 2016, only Zoom and The Biz still appear regularly. There is also a recurring column that focuses on Sabermetrics, as well as The Truth, a back-page editorial that focuses on controversial topics.

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.[4] The "Body Issue" addresses the physical structure of the most popular athletes to show what parts of their body they see as almost "perfect".[4]

See also


  1. "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Audit Bureau of Circulations. June 30, 2011. Retrieved December 1, 2011.
  2. "Top 100 U.S. Magazines by Circulation" (PDF). PSA Research Center. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  3. "List of Top 10 Best Sports Magazines of All time". Sporty Ghost. March 3, 2015. Retrieved February 12, 2016.
  4. 1 2 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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