The ACC Area Sports Journal
North Carolina is blessed with many unique sports publications, which
fill a niche and in many cases, have become the definitive national
source for sports information. This is the case with The ACC Area
Sports Journal, which began as the "Poop Sheet" in 1977. It focuses
on inside information about sports and recruiting at all the major
Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) schools and includes information
about East Carolina University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute,
The University of South Carolina and other schools of interest.
The ACC Area Sports Journal is published in Chapel Hill with Dennis
Wuycik as the publisher and David Glenn as the editor. Early editors
were Art Chansky and Thad Mumau, who worked with the original "Poop
Sheet." The journal publishes twenty-one issues per year, plus two
major supplements, and there are twenty-four pages in each issue.
The cost of the journal is $45 per year, and $80 for two years, (see
subscription address below). The journal covers basketball and
football primarily, and has grown to be one of, if not the leading
source in the United States on recruiting in basketball and football.
It is fair to say that Brick Oettinger is one of the earliest and
most knowledgeable sources concerning recruits, their level of ability,
and the college in which they will enroll. He has gained a national
reputation for accuracy, predictability and reliable recommendations
Not only are colleges and universities covered, but articles also
focus on all summer camps and tournaments related to basketball, and
the journal covers all AAU events. It accepts advertising and also
features a number of writers who are on the inside with the recruiting
information and knowledgeable about future recruits and their destination.
However, The ACC Area Sports Journal is not the only major publication
that the company produces. "The Prep Stars Recruiter's Handbook" is
published four times a year and it reaches a national and indeed, an
international audience. The cost of this handbook is $25, and it is a
superb publication. Any coach at a major college or university who is
not a subscriber to this publication has an incomplete sports library.
The company also produces a website:
www.prepstars.com, which costs
$39.95 per year and is updated on a daily basis (five days a week). It is
this writer's belief that between the website and the handbook, along
with a noted recruiting guru from Hickory who will be featured in a
later newsletter, that North Carolina has become the world's number
one recruiting source for information about basketball and football
It is a pleasure to have this sports venture and publication in North
Carolina. Not only does it add to our local and state economy, it
brings homage and recognition to the writers, editors and the state.
They identified a need and a niche in sports publications almost
twenty-five years ago and have filled these needs with high quality
publications. Way to go editors, writers and readers!
The ACC Area Sports Journal
PO Box 4323
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-4323
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