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November 18, 2005|By PETER BLAIR

College Basketball

Fairleigh Dickinson @Maryland

Where -- Comcast Center, College Park

When -- Tonight, 8

What now? -- The Terps open their season against the Knights, who are 1-1 after getting a head start on the season by splitting a pair of games in the Guardians Classic last weekend. Tickets were still available yesterday and they can be purchased at 301-314-7070 before 5 p.m. or at the game if they don't sell out before then. Here's your chance to wish the Terps well before they depart for the Maui Invitational. If you really want to get into the Hawaii spirit, you could wear a flowered shirt and lei. Or ... maybe let the team get a win under its belt first.

Online -- umterps.com

College Football

Boston College @Maryland

Where -- Byrd Stadium, College Park

When -- Tomorrow, noon

What now? -- If you're not out too late after tonight's basketball game, the final home football game of the season provides a tough opponent in Boston College. With a win over the No. 23 Eagles, the Terps can clinch a winning regular-season record and ensure bowl eligibility. If you're looking for a reason to root against Maryland, Eagles coach Tom O'Brien is a Navy alum and former assistant coach for the Mids. Tickets are available at 301-314-7070 before 5 p.m. today or at the gate.

Online -- umterps.com

Auto Racing

Turkey 200

Where -- Susquehanna Speedway Park, Newberrytown, Pa.

When -- Tomorrow, noon (gates open at 11 a.m.)

What now? -- School bus rides for fans begin at 12:30 p.m., with the feature -- a 200-lap enduro race for stock cars -- beginning at 1:40 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for teens, $4 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. For information or tickets, call 717-292-1696. Rain date is Sunday. With the NASCAR Nextel Cup season ending Sunday and the Hagerstown Speedway season already ended, the 90-minute drive from Baltimore up I-83 to Pennsylvania exit 32 could be worth it to quench your racing appetite before winter. Just watch your speed on the way back.

Online -- sspracing.net

Pro Football

Raiders@Redskins

Where -- FedEx Field, Landover

When -- Sunday, 1 p.m.

What now? -- The game is sold out, but a pair of tickets on eBay was going for as little as $113 yesterday. The Redskins will be collecting used wireless phones at the entrances to the stadium to benefit the Coaches in the Classroom foundation. There's no word on whether the team plans to distribute the phones to players after touchdowns to imitate Saints receiver Joe Horn's end zone celebration.

Online -- redskins.com

Pro Football

Steelers@Ravens

Where -- M&T Bank Stadium

When -- Sunday, 1 p.m.

What now? -- Tickets are available just about everywhere on the Web, including eBay, ticketliquidator.com and stubhub.com. Single tickets were selling for less than $50 yesterday, and plenty more auctions are set to close today and tomorrow. Fans are already looking ahead to 2006, but lost in the disappointment is the fact that the Ravens are still a .500 team at home (2-2) this season. So their odds of winning Sunday should be about 50 percent, right?

Online -- baltimoreravens.com

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