A BLACKOUT Turtle Power chat: Maryland-FSU Saturday night at 8:00


Despite a disappointing start to the weekend for Maryland basketball, the focal point of Terps Nation will be a raucous atmosphere at Byrd Stadium Saturday night with Ralph Friedgen’s surprising Terps (7-3, 4-2 ACC) hosting Florida State at 8:00 p.m. on ABC, and the Turtle Power live chat will be open for business at WNST.net.


Athletic director Kevin Anderson announced Thursday that Friedgen will return for his 11th season as Maryland coach in 2011, and the head coach hopes to take another step toward the Terps’ first ACC title since 2001, his first year at the helm.

Freshman quarterback Danny O’Brien (16 TD, 4 INT) has led the dramatic turnaround of a team picked to finish last in the Atlantic Division after a disastrous 2-10 season a year ago. Maryland controls its own destiny in the division with home games against the Seminoles and N.C. State to close the regular season. Should the Terps win both, they advance to the ACC Championship game on Dec. 4 at Bank of America Stadium — a place many of you will be visiting this weekend — in Charlotte.

I’ll be reporting live from Byrd Stadium in College Park, so plan to join us in a BLACKOUT version of the Turtle Power chat at 8:00 Saturday night as the Terps continue their improbable march toward the conference championship game!

If you love the Terps as much as we do, stay with WNST.net throughout the weekend, leading into our coverage live from Charlotte on Sunday when the Ravens take on the hapless Carolina Panthers!