College Football Week 13 What to Watch: Crunch time

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College Football Week 13 What to Watch: Crunch time

It's the big one! Penn State finally gets its shot at Ohio State looking to win the Big Ten East. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, will look to continue its impressive turnaround and set up a winner-take-all matchup with Virginia in the season finale and Navy hosts a huge conference game against SMU.

Here is a breakdown of all the local action.

Virginia vs. Liberty

When: 12 p.m. Saturday
Where: Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Va.
How to watch: NBC Sports Washington Plus

The Cavaliers will need to stay focused and not get caught looking ahead to next week's game against Virginia Tech. Liberty is a plucky 6-4, but a team that lost to Rutgers should be no match for UVA.

Navy vs. No. 25 SMU

When: 3:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Md.
How to watch: CBSSN

Both Navy and SMU sit tied for first in the AAC West with a 5-1 conference record. Both teams lost to Memphis, but Memphis still has to play Cincinnati. A loss for Navy ends any hope to win the division, but a win keeps the Midshipmen's hopes for the conference crown and a possible Cotton Bowl bid alive. This is without a doubt Navy's biggest game of the season to this point.

Virginia Tech vs. Pitt

When: 3:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, Va.
How to watch: ESPN2

The turnaround is not complete just yet. Both Virginia Tech and Pitt sit second in the ACC Coastal with a 4-2 conference record. A win will pull the Hokies even with rival Virginia at 5-2 and set up a winner-take-all rivalry matchup in Charlottesville. A loss would not necessarily knock them from contention, but would potentially set up some really crazy tie-breaking scenarios for the final week.

Maryland vs. Nebraska

When: 3:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Maryland Stadium, College Park, Md.
How to watch: BTN

The Terps will look to end Nebraska's bowl hopes in the last home game at Maryland Stadium for the season.

You can read the full preview here.

Game of the week: No. 8 Penn State vs. No. 2 Ohio State

When: 12 p.m. Saturday
Where: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
How to watch: FOX

After a dominant start to the season, Penn State suddenly looks mortal after a loss to Minnesota and a shaky win against Indiana last week. They have to brush that aside this week as they head to Columbus to take on Ohio State. Despite the loss to the Golden Gophers, the division will will be on the line Saturday. A win and Penn State will take first place with only Rutgers left to play.

Penn State may be shorthanded for Saturday's game, however, as receiver K.J. Hamler's status remains in doubt. The Nittany Lions' leading receiver left last week's game against Indiana with an injury. Head coach James Franklin told the media only that he was "hopeful" Hamler could play.

On NBC Sports Washington

North Carolina vs. Mercer

When: 3:30 p.m., Saturday
Where: Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill, N.C.
How to watch: NBC Sports Washington

Other local teams

Georgetown at Holy Cross, 12 p.m. Saturday
Hampton at Monmouth, 12 p.m. Saturday on ESPN3
James Madison at Rhode Island, 12 p.m. Saturday
Richmond vs. William & Mary, 12 p.m. Saturday
VMI vs. Chattanooga, 1 p.m. Saturday
Howard vs. Morgan State, 1 p.m. Saturday on ESPN3
Norfolk State vs. South Carolina State, 1 p.m. Saturday on ESPN3
Towson vs. Elon, 2 p.m. Saturday
Old Dominion at Middle Tennessee, 4:30 p.m. Saturday on ESPN3


Former Maryland DL Mojo Rawley tells Mike Locksley how the Gronkowski brothers got him into WWE

Former Maryland DL Mojo Rawley tells Mike Locksley how the Gronkowski brothers got him into WWE

With Wrestlemania 36 underway this weekend, Maryland football coach Mike Locksley sat down on Instagram Live with former Terps defensive lineman and current WWE superstar Mojo Rawley to talk about his new career path. 

Rawley's real name is Dean Muhtadi, and he played for the Terps in for two years as a Division III transfer. He finished third on team in sacks that season and despite going undrafted in 2009, found his way to an NFL camp with the Packers. 

Muhtadi spent 2009 with Green Bay and 2010 with the Cardinals before suffering an injury that landed him on injured reserve. It was then where Muhtadi found a new career path thanks to two of his best friends. 

"Dan Gronkowski and Chris Gronkowski played with me at Maryland, two of my closest friends," Rawley said on "Late Night With Locks". "Their dad was one of our coach's roommates in the WWE, so it seemed like a natural fit. We were watching together, and I kinda made a comment like, 'this would be awesome if I could be one of [the wrestlers]. Mr. Gronk made the call and the rest was history."

Rawley has been a WWE superstar and currently stands as Rob Gronkowski's hype man. The former Patriots tight end is WWE's most recent signee and is Wrestlemania 36's host.


VCU forward Marcus Santos-Silva declares for 2020 NBA Draft

VCU forward Marcus Santos-Silva declares for 2020 NBA Draft

In this time of mass quarantining, live sports have come to a standstill across the country, but that hasn’t stopped college basketball’s offseason from churning along.

Players across the nation are deciding where they want to play next season, and the latest impactful player to take a step toward next year is VCU’s Marcus Santos-Silva.

The junior forward announced on his Instagram his intentions to enter the 2020 NBA Draft.

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It’s not yet clear how limited the NBA’s draft preparation will be as a result of COVID-19, but Santos-Silva does mention in his announcement that he will be maintaining his college eligibility in case he decides to return for his senior season.

Santos-Silva came off the bench his freshman season, but has started all 64 games in the last two years for VCU. As a junior, he averaged 12.8 points and 8.9 rebounds per game in 27.2 minutes.

He does all of his damage close to the rim, as he has yet to attempt a three-point shot in his college career.