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Oh, the website will be a good fit for a company trying to make a bigger splash in sporting world news and fantasy leagues. Rivals.com is a leader in high school and college recruiting, ranking top players around the country.
It's a specialized niche. Not every sports fan wants in-depth scouting reports as star high school athletes narrow down their college commitment choices. However, Rivals.com watches more than 185,000 paying subscribers and draws roughly 2 million monthly visitors, so clearly they're not all hungry college recruiters.
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Clearly, this won't be the last time that Yahoo! opens its pocketbook to acquire a traffic magnet. I went over a few other possibilities yesterday. As the first buyout announced since CEO Terry Semel's resignation earlier this week, this small deal may warrant little more than a trivia stumper in a few years. For now, though, it's a good way to stand taller with rivals -- not Rivals.com -- in the online sporting world like ESPN, Sportsline, and FOX Sports.
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz is one of those fantasy football nuts, participating in a pair of Sportsline fantasy football leagues that date back to the 1990s. He does not own shares in any of the stocks in this story. Rick is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Fool has a disclosure policy.