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EDITOR’S NOTE Dear Reader, Happy New Year! The December issue was a success—thanks mostly to you for reading and sharing—so we’re back for another round this month! And we are coming out of the gate even stronger for January, in my opinion. If the inaugural issue focused heavily on racial tensions and social protest, this month takes a closer look at issues surrounding female athletes. Beyond that, we examine the success of the new BCS college football playoff series and pay tribute to Stuart Scott, one of sports broadcasting’s true game changers. Our Fit Goal and First & Tech columns are back punching this month. And if you don’t look at another thing on any other page, you HAVE to glance over at page 6 and read a five year old’s appeal to save UAB’s football program. Seriously, it is everything that is right about sports and America. Personally, 2014 was an amazing year in my life as a sports fan. In addition to the usual smattering of Eagles football and Nationals baseball games, I went to Canton for NFL Hall of Fame Weekend. I saw my Eagles beat Dallas in Jerry’s World on Thanksgiving Day. I was at the Cotton Bowl for the Red River Shootout, and although my Longhorns lost to the Sooners, they kept it a lot more competitive than I think anyone expected, and certainly a lot more competitive than the Peach Bowl I sat through at the Georgia Dome to close out the year. (I had absolutely no dog in the TCU-Ole Miss fight, but 42-3?! Come on! We hear you, TCU. Loud and clear. Now find two more teams to join the Big XII so there’ll be a championship game next year and maybe we can watch the Horned Frogs in a bowl game that matters.) And I launched this awesome publication. I kicked off 2015 with a visit to the College Football Hall of Fame and a trip to Austin, Texas for UT’s Black Student Athlete Conference. It’s going to be another good year to be a sports fan. And the Out of Bounds team is going to work fervently to capture all of the top moments and issues of 2015 on the pages that follow (and those yet to be written) and via the website, www.outofboundsmag.com. As always, if you’d like to reach out, I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to shoot me an email (via autumn@outofboundsmag.com) or a tweet (@A2Arnett) and let me know what you think! Thanks for sticking around for issue two. It’s going to be great! Most sincerely,

Autumn A. Arnett Founding Editor Out of Bounds Magazine L:@outofboundsmag C: facebook.com/oobmagazine

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