ESPN The Magazine’s ‘Loud Issue’ Makes Some Noise


ESPN The Magazine’s ‘Loud Issue’ Makes Some Noise

ESPN The Magazine -- The Loud Issue
ESPN The Magazine -- The Loud Issue


College Basketball Preview: Duke’s Irving, Singler and Smith on the Cover

Sometimes there’s more to being LOUD than just making noise, and ESPN The Magazine covers all of the elements in “The Loud Issue,” on newsstands TODAY!. It’s no wonder Blue Devils Kyrie Irving, Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith grace the cover of The Mag’sLoud Issue;” Duke Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has turned his players into chatterboxes on the court in order to win the game. In “Won’t These Guys Ever Shut Up?” Mag writer Elena Bergeron looks at how Coach K’s strategy puts Duke ahead of the rest of college hoops.  Cover | Video

In ESPN The Magazine’s back-of-the-book poll, “Scale of 1 to 10,” eight athletes weigh in on how they would react to a gay teammate.

     – Joba Chamberlain, Yankees, says: “Ten. You have to embrace it. He’s your teammate and a friend.”
     – Jamie McMurray, NASCAR, boldly states: “Two. You’re gonna get Perez Hilton mad at me, but that would be a real shock.”

PLUS… ESPN The Magazine’s “College Basketball Confidential” survey is out:
Who will win the ACC conference? A whopping 80.8% of players expect Duke to repeat.
Who is the best player in the Big East? Villanova PG Corey Fisher wins with 33.3% of votes.
Who is the best coach in the Big Ten? 83.3% of players agree it’s Michigan State coach Tom Izzo.
Who is the biggest trash-talker in the Big 12? Baylor F Quincy Acy wins the category with 37.5%
Who will win the Pac-10 conference? 88.9% of players say Washington will dominate.

Loud Issue Features: 

These Go To 11
Penn State acousticians crown the supreme earsplitter out of these 10 noisy college arenas.  By Ian Gordon 

“Ah’m Readdyyy!”
Aggressive. Androgynous. Atypical. Baylor center Brittney Griner is revolutionizing women’s basketball.  By Luke Cyphers 

Do As I Scream, Not As I Do
Hey, college basketball coaches: What’s all that yelling doing for you, anyway?  By Seth Wickersham 

Say What?
How do you spell the loudest sport in the world? NHRA.  By Ryan McGee 

Noise Makers
These deaf athletes deal with noise as part of their game strategies.  By Carmen Renee Thompson 

Shock waves
Former pro skater-turned-Sirius XM motormouth Jason Ellis hits up MMA for Round 2.  By Allison Glock 


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