The West Virginia University Mountaineers and the University of Pittsburgh Panthers, separated by less than eighty miles of highway, have battled it out on the football field for more than one hundred years. Now, with Pitt announcing its departure from the Big East Conference to join the Atlantic Coast Conference and West Virginia becoming a member of the Big 12 Conference, the intense rivalry has come to an abrupt end. Thousands of players and dozens of coaches—some among the very best to ever play the game—have been a part of the famous series known as the “Backyard Brawl.” With fantastic tales about this feud’s star-studded rosters, including White, Slaton, Harris, Luck, Huff, Nehlen, and Rodriguez for West Virginia and Fitzgerald, Marino, Dorsett, Green, Majors, and Sherrill for Pitt, “The Backyard Brawl” celebrates the tradition, heritage, and pride of two outstanding universities. With unparalleled access, John Antonik, a 20-year WVU athletic administrator and alumnus, unearths the fascinating and humorous stories that make up this revered, colorful, and cherished football game—and more importantly, the great passion and pride these schools exhibit every time they take the field.
- 288 Pages
- Black and white interior photos
- Full-color cover
- Measures approximately 7" x 9"
- Officially licensed collegiate product
- Printed in the USA