Chat with Maryland's 'Testudo'
Welcome to SportsNation! On Tuesday, we look ahead to Week 9 of the college football season with members of the Capital One All-America Mascot Team, who will compete each week to be named the Capital One Mascot of the Year, awarded on Jan. 1 at the Capital One Bowl on ESPN.
Each week of the season, the 16 mascots will face off in eight matchups with fan voting deciding the winner. At the end of the season, the mascots with the best win-loss records advance to the playoffs.
But, why mascots? Why not! They are the unappreciated glue. Plus, the winning mascot earns $20,000 for the school and the praise of the United Coalition of College Mascots.
This week we've got Maryland's "Testudo." Currently in, um, last (16th) place, Testudo, of course, is a turtle. So while turtles run slow, they are steady, and in the end he may come from behind and whip a little Tiger tail or Bearcat steak. He also has some intriguing thoughts on if he's ever tried turtle soup, and which of his competition he'd most like to snap at.
Send your questions now and join "Testudo" Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET!