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NCAA Cover March Issue TEMPE, AZ - Feb 23, 2011 - As many print magazines have ceased publication due to rising costs and a slow economy, Arizona-based Compete Sports Media announced today that Compete Magazine has just brokered a deal with Source Interlink International, Inc. to distribute the publication at Barnes & Noble, Borders, and a variety of regional bookstores across the United States. The magazine launches nationwide March 1, 2011.

"While other magazines fight for readers and advertisers in this economy, Compete Magazine is entering an exciting period of growth," stated Eric Carlyle, CEO of Compete Sports Media. "In fact, we offer our audience something fresh, new and original - a sports magazine from a gay perspective. It's that originality that makes us different and allows us to grow regardless of the condition of the economy."

Proving itself to be a groundbreaking venture in 2007 when its first issue debuted, Compete Magazine continues to break new ground with this announcement. "We decided to go national now because we truly believe in our mission statement. Building a bridge between the gay and straight communities through sports is our real focus," according to Connie Wardman, Vice President of Operations.

January Cover "National distribution is important for two reasons," Carlyle continued. "While we are proud to be a predominately regional publication, the transition beyond our traditional Southwest distribution area is significant because it gets our product in the hands of a whole new audience of sports fans, both gay and straight. It's also noteworthy because it proves that there is a continued demand for quality print magazines."

Compete Sports Media provides the most comprehensive global sports information available through our network of media brands. Questions regarding Compete Magazine, Compete Radio, and CompeteNetwork.com[1], may be directed to Teresa Salhi, 602.329.3395 or teresa@competenetwork.com.

/COMPETE SPORTS MEDIA// provides the most comprehensive global sports information both to and for the gay community. Through our family of gay sports media brands we promote the importance of sports to the gay community and the importance of the gay community to sports. We connect and inspire our audience to get involved and participate in sports as both athletes and fans./



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