Stories from One of the Weirdest, Wildest, Longest Running and Most Intense Rivalries in College Football History
by John Antonik
The West Virginia University Mountaineers and the University of Pittsburgh Panthers, separated by less than eighty miles, 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 and WVU becoming a member of the Big 12 Conference, this intense rivalry has come to an abrupt end. 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.