Sept. 1, 2000
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Packed with weekly columns, exclusive player and coach interviews, and highlighted by head football coach Bob Davie's bi-weekly columns, The Fighting Irish FANSzine launched today on the Notre Dame's official athletic site, www.und.com. Produced by FANSonly in conjunction with the Notre Dame athletic department, the FANSzine will serve as the Official Online Magazine for Notre Dame Athletics.
Subscribers to the FANSzine will receive the most exclusive and in-depth coverage of Notre Dame athletics on the web throughout the year. FANSzine offers unique features like "Unsung Hero of the Game" and "Eye on the Enemy," interviews with Irish head coaches and players, as well as detailed game analysis. Subscribers will also gain inside access to a complete wrap-up of all Irish football games, with all the stats, play-by-play and exclusive photo galleries.
FANSzine will also provide up-to-the-minute reports on Notre Dame basketball, a look a new head coach Mike Brey. The magazine will analyze what the coach has in store for the fans this season, and keep tabs on Notre Dame's All-American Troy Murphy.
Notre Dame fans that wish to subscribe to the Fighting Irish FANSzine may do so by logging onto http://www.und.com and clicking on the Fighting Irish FANSzine subscription button on the front page. Once fans subscribe they will be given a unique username and password that will give them entry into the FANSzine for the entire year.
"We are thrilled with the launch of the Fighting Irish FANSzine, the combination of Notre Dame's loyal fan base with our ability to provide fans with unique and exclusive content on a daily basis will make the FANSzine a popular destination for the Notre Dame fans, said Russell Wright, Director of University Relations for FANSonly.
"The FANSzine offers the true fan a rare inside glimpse at the world of Notre Dame athletics. It is an Internet publication which caters to the ultimate Fighting Irish fanatic with everything from coaches' columns to live audio to video interviews, stated FANSzine editor Kathleen Lopez. "The FANSzine is a website which is one stop shopping for all your Notre Dame football and basketball needs."
Notre Dame's www.und.com, which launched in Dec. 1996, is the top-trafficked site in FANSonly's network of 75 Official Athletic Sites. This past month, und.com generated 1.03 million page views from more than 100,000 unique visitors. One of FANSonly's original sites, www.und.com has consistently been the Network's highest trafficked site and owns the single month record 2.38 million page views in March of 2000.
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