Normally I'm not in the business of plugging something for someone -- but this is an exception. A person whose work I respect immensely, John Antonik, has a fabulous new book out, one that if you are a West Virginia alum, a Mountaineers fan, or just interested in college basketball, you should purchase.
I have a copy of this book entitled "Roll Out The Carpet -- 101 Seasons of West Virginia University Basketball" that Mr. Antonik wrote and it is a tremendous collection, a veritable encyclopedia, of all things West Virginia basketball.
With the holidays coming sooner than you think, you owe it to yourself to go get one.
Here are all the particulars about getting one into your hands which, again, I could not recommend enough:
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Roll out the Carpet is the story of West Virginia University men's basketball. This comprehensive history chronicles more than one hundred seasons of the game, from the early years of the Tri-State and Eastern Conferences, to the golden era of Hot Rod Hundley, Jerry West, and Rod Thorn, to the Mountaineer's most recent triumphs under coaches John Beilein and Bob Huggins.
From the first game in 1904 against rival Pitt to West Virginia's glorious return to the 2010 NCAA Final Four, Roll out the Carpet celebrates the tradition of Mountaineer basketball. With over five hundred photographs—many of which have never been published before—and articles of memorabilia from the WVU athletic department, university archives, and personal collections, this book is a must-have for any West Virginia University men's basketball fan.
A native West Virginian, John Antonik is Director of New Media for Intercollegiate Athletics, West Virginia University and author of West Virginia University Football Vault: The History of the Mountaineers.
Order online at http://www.wvupress.com or phone (800) 621-2736.
288pp | 500+ images and photos | HC/J: 978-1-933202-66-2 | Original Price: $39.95
*Plus tax and shipping. Offer expires November 30, 2010.