The Backyard Brawl Book

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The Backyard Brawl Book

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Thousands of players and dozens of coaches - some among the best ever involved in 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, Braxton, 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 West Virginia University athletic administrator and WVU 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.


• Written by John Antonik, Director of New Media for Intercollegiate Athletics, West Virginia University and author of West Virginia University Football Vault: The History of the Mountaineers and Roll Out the Carpet: 101 Seasons of West Virginia University Basketball.
• Paperback 7 X 9 inches
• 288 pages
• Published by West Virginia University Press