February 27, 1999: We led with college basketball (getting as close as we could to "March Madness" without violating trademark). You may be shocked to learn that we used a photo of a Duke player, Elton Brand (he would leave for the NBA after this, his sophomore season):
which relaunched with a new design on July 14, 1998.
I printed screencaps and saved them. 20 years later, I'm scanning them
in and posting them with a little commentary under the tag #20YearsAgoOnAOLcom.]