If you are a BYU football fan, you have probably heard by now that Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Kyle Van Noy will grace one of the 11 covers of Phil Steele's 2013 College Football Preview magazine. What you probably have not heard is why Mr. Steele and his team decided to put Van Noy on the cover.
Van Noy will appear in an inset box on the Pac-12 cover with the three other players on the cover from Pac-12 affiliated schools. It was revealed on the PhilSteele.com Daily Blog on May 8.
While BYU is not a member of the Pac-12 conference, it is the regional cover that is geographically closest to the Provo, Utah based school. BYU's unaffiliated status with the Pac-12 is not the only deviation from the norm with this cover.
Via email, BLUE COUGAR FOOTBALL was told by Brandon Pertner, Assistant Editor, Phil Steele Publications, "We usually only put three players on a cover, but we boxed Van Noy just because of the overwhelming support on our site."
In the days and weeks leading up to the release of the 2013 regional covers, PhilSteele.com allowed site visitors to cast their vote for who should be on the cover of the magazine. Through a concerted effort by BYU fans on message boards, Twitter, and other social media, Van Noy received more votes than nearly every other player.
Cougar fans uniting and making their voice heard in support of Van Noy has brought this exposure for the program.
The official on sale date of the Phil Steele preview magazine is June 18th!
This year Phil Steele has an exclusive deal with seven of the top retailers in
the U.S and on June 18th, you can find the 2013 College Football Preview
ONLY at the following locations:
Barnes & Noble
If one of these retailers is sold out or does not have the cover of
your choice, a delivery truck should be ready to ship a full week before it hits the newsstands. The cost of the
mag on the newsstands is $9.99 but if you want to
order thru the office the cost is $15.99 and that includes Priority Mail
with an estimated delivery time of 3-5 days, however THIS IS NOT
GUARANTEED BY THE POST OFFICE. You can place your order through our
office at 1-866-918-7711 or at PhilSteele.com. You get your choice of 11 different covers and the website is your best option to pre-order now. PhilSteele.com/store
If you do pre-order today, you can choose a 2nd magazine for
an additional $5.00 with no added shipping cost! Must be ordered at the
same time and be shipped to the same address!
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