Third Season of `Terrapins Rising' Airs Tuesdays on Comcast Sportsnet
July 15, 2009
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Fans of college football and University of Maryland followers can gear up for the 2009 season by watching the third season of `Terrapins Rising' this summer.
The eight-episode reality series, which chronicles the Maryland football program, debuted on Tuesday, July 14 on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic.
The series airs at 9:30 p.m. each Tuesday, culminating Sept. 1, just prior to the team's season opener against California.
Comcast SportsNet will lead into each episode with a replay of the previous week's show.
The 30-minute show gives a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of a major college football program. This season's series will follow head coach Ralph Friedgen and his staff as they prepare the Terps for the 2009 campaign after losing 30 seniors from last year's squad.
Each episode of the show features in-depth player and coach profiles, as well as footage of heated position battles from spring practice and off-season workouts.
The Terps return 10 starters (six on offense/four on defense) from last season's team, including quarterback Chris Turner and all-league running back Da'Rel Scott who head into year two under the offense of assistant head coach James Franklin.
The show also delves into the installation of a new defense under first-year coordinator Don Brown, who brought an attacking scheme to College Park this spring.
A film crew, led by former University of Maryland and Washington Redskins place-kicker Jess Atkinson, followed the team both on and off the field. The crew also sat in on team and positional meetings.
`Terrapins Rising' is the result of a partnership between Maryland Athletics, Comcast SportsNet, Under Armour and Atkinson & Co.
The program will also be available for Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic viewers ON DEMAND where available. The program can be found in Comcast SportsNet's Maryland folder.
`Terrapins Rising' will also air on Comcast Sports Southeast and Fox College Sports Atlantic, as well as being streamed through Maryland All-Access.
Below is a complete list of dates and air times for the show's third season:
Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic
Fox College Sports - Atlantic
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Important Upcoming Dates
July 26-27 - ACC Media Day in Greensboro, N.C.
Tyser Tower Expansion Project: The newly-expanded Tyser Tower will officially open at the first home football game on Saturday, Sept. 12 vs. James Madison. The renovated towers include 64 luxury suites, and over 400 new mezzanine seats. Suites are available now on multi-year, annual and single-game lease terms and offer the most luxurious game viewing experience. Mezzanine Seating is available now on lifetime, 10-year or annual lease terms, and feature complimentary in-seat food and beverage service. For more information on these premium seating opportunities at Chevy Chase Bank Field at Byrd Stadium, please call the Terrapin Club at (301) 314-7020, send an e-mail or visit www.GreatExpectationsAthletics.com.
Football Season Tickets on Sale: Season tickets for this fall's seven-game home slate, which includes matchups with Rutgers, Clemson, Virginia and Virginia Tech, start as low as $135 and are on sale through the Maryland Athletics Ticket Office. To purchase season tickets, call 1-800-IM-A-TERP or click here.