For decades, hundreds of photographs chronicling some of the greatest moments in West Virginia University football history have been hidden away beneath piles of dusty media guides, tattered game programs and yellowed newspaper clippings. Within the annals of the WVU athletic department, these archival treasures have been overlooked and forgotten over the years. That is until now.

These memories are now part of a book published by WVU Press Saturday Snapshots: West Virginia University Football and written by John Antonik, Director of Digital Media for Intercollegiate Athletics. Saturday Snapshots is Antonik’s fourth book about WVU sports.

With nearly 25 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics at WVU, John Antonik brings these long-lost photographs to life with a narrative that highlights the key players, coaches and the greatest moments in Mountaineer football history. Saturday Snapshots spotlights the dirt and grime, the sweat and tears, and the pageantry and tradition behind a team that has captivated the Mountain State from its inception. With stunning pictures, exclusive stories and fascinating facts and statistics, it is the ultimate resource for the faithful WVU football fan.

By spanning WVU football’s entire history – from that first game in snowy Morgantown on Saturday, Nov. 28, 1891, to West Virginia’s appearance in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee, on Dec. 29, 2014 – these snapshots will keep you turning the pages until the clock runs out.

Antonik is director of Digital Media for Intercollegiate Athletics at WVU and author of West Virginia University Football Vault: The History of the Mountaineers, Roll Out the Carpet: 101 Seasons of West Virginia University Basketball, and The Backyard Brawl: Stories from One of the Weirdest, Wildest, Longest Running and Most Intense Rivalries in College Football History.

Publication date: August 2015
312pp/11×12 inches/500 bw and color images/81 tables
HC 978-1-940425-65-8: $34.99

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