by John Antonik
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.
With nearly twenty-five years of experience in intercollegiate athletics at West Virginia University, 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 West Virginia University football fan.
By spanning WVU footballâ€™s entire historyâ€”from that first game in snowy Morgantown on Saturday, November 28, 1891, to West Virginiaâ€™s appearance in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee, on December 29, 2014â€”these snapshots will keep you turning the pages until the clock runs out.