* This afternoon, Maryland and Virginia Tech football on WUSA.

* And Virginia vs. Georgia Tech on WJLA.

* In the evening, "Saving Private Ryan" on HBO.

* And "Dante's Peak" on WJLA.

* In late night, "Mad TV's" 100th episode on WTTG.

* Tomorrow, the Skins vs. Bills on WUSA.

* Tomorrow night, "Annie" and the return of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" on WJLA.

* Part 1 of "The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns" on WRC.

* Part 1 of "Shake, Rattle & Roll" on WUSA.

* And Ken Burns's "Not for Ourselves Alone" on WETA.

SATURDAY

Sports

College Football. Maryland at N.C. State (Channel 9 at noon); South Carolina State at Howard (Channel 32 at noon); Georgia Tech at Virginia (Channel 7, 3:30); Virginia Tech at West Virginia (Channel 9, 3:30); Notre Dame at Tennessee (ESPN, 7:30).

Horse Racing. The 16th annual Breeders' Cup from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla. (Channel 4 at 1).

NBA Basketball. Orlando at Washington (Channel 50 at 7).

Teen Shows

It's Academic. Park View, Stone Ridge and W.T. Woodson high schools compete (Channel 4 at 10 a.m.).

Teen Summit. Guests include rappers Raekwon and Gangstarr (BET at 1 p.m.).

Public Affairs

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbe. Reps. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.) and Ellen Tauscher (D-Calif.) and former congresswoman Susan Molinari are featured panelists (Channel 26, noon; repeated tomorrow on Channel 32, 5:30 p.m.).

Evans, Novak, Hunt & Shields (CC) interview with Democratic presidential candidate Bill Bradley (CNN, 5:30 p.m.).

Think Tank With Ben Wattenberg looks at the new Norman Rockwell exhibit with co-curators Maureen Hart Hennessey and Anne Knutson (Channel 26, 6:30 p.m.).

Reliable Sources. KCNC-TV anchor Bill Stuart talks about his battle with depression after covering the Columbine High School shootings (CNN, 6:30 p.m.; repeated tomorrow, 11:30 a.m).

Inside Washington With Gordon Peterson. Topics include George W. Bush's pop quiz, Vice President Gore's alpha-male flap and Bill Bradley's military career (Channel 9 at 7 p.m.).

The Capital Gang (CC) welcomes Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) to discuss election results (CNN at 7 p.m.).

The McLaughlin Group talks about the National Transportation Safety Board's investigation into the EgyptAir plane crash (Channel 4, 7:30 p.m.; repeats tomorrow, 11:30 a.m.).

This Is America With Dennis Wholey. Topics include health care reform and violence in the media; guests include Rep. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Jack Germond of the Baltimore Sun and John Fund of the Wall Street Journal (Channel 32, 7:30 p.m.; repeats tomorrow, 7:30 p.m.).

American Perspectives. Warren Beatty speaks at a recent event at the Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Mass. (C-SPAN at 8 p.m.).

The Beltway Boys grill George W. Bush adviser Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) (FNC at 9 p.m.).

Prime-Time Movies

Dante's Peak (1997) (CC). Not to be confused with the other volcano film released the same year, this one has Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton trying to save a small town in the Northern Cascades. Two hours (Channel 7 at 8).

Saving Private Ryan (1998) (CC). Steven Spielberg directed this big-budget epic about an Army captain (Tom Hanks) who goes beyond enemy lines amid the D-Day assault on Normandy to rescue a soldier. Three hours (HBO at 8).

Series

Freaks and Geeks (CC). The geeks watch a stag film to get a better understanding of female anatomy for health class (Channel 4 at 8).

Cops (CC). Four episodes in a row of car chases, half-naked women and domestic disputes from Fort Worth and Indianapolis (Channel 5 at 8).

Martial Law (CC) goes heavy metal in this episode featuring Bret Michaels of '80s band Poison, David Silvera of Korn, rocker Dave Navarro and John Doe of X; in addition, former Tiger Beat fave Rick Springfield portrays an FBI agent. Oh, the plot. It involves a hijacked plane transporting convicted felons (Channel 9 at 9).

Late Night

Mad TV (CC) marks its 100th episode with Martin Short, Rebecca Gayheart and music group Bush (Channel 5 at 11).

Saturday Night Live (CC). With Dylan McDermott and Foo Fighters (Channel 4, 11:30).

SUNDAY

Sports

NFL Football (CC). Buffalo at Washington (Channel 9 at 1); Tampa Bay at New Orleans (Channel 5 at 4); Tennessee at Miami (ESPN, 8:15).

Major League Soccer. Eastern Conference finals, Game 2: D.C. United at Columbus (Univision at 1).

Fishing (CC). The Ranger Millennium M1 Bass Tournament (Channel 5, 2:30).

Running. The New York Marathon (Channel 4 at 3).

NBA Basketball. Washington at New Jersey (HTS at 8).

Magazines

Sunday Today continues its series on foods of the century with a look at 1930s cuisine (Channel 4 at 8 a.m.).

Sunday Morning (CC). A profile of the musician Sting kicks off a four-part series on music of the century (Channel 9 at 9).

Public Affairs

Fox News Sunday (CC). Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) discusses the White House budget, Jesse Jackson talks about the African American vote, and U2 lead singer Bono discusses Third World debt (Channel 5 at 9 a.m.).

Meet the Press (CC). White House Chief of Staff John Podesta talks about the Clinton agenda, plus Sandra Feldman of the American Federation of Teachers and William Bennett discuss education (Channel 4, 10:30 a.m.).

Face the Nation (CC). Topics include gun control and campaign 2000; guests are Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), plus professor Camille Paglia and Jack Germond of the Baltimore Sun (Channel 9, 10:30 a.m.).

Lead Story. A taped interview with President Clinton at the Malcolm Shabazz High School in Newark, N.J. (BET, 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m.).

This Week With Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts (CC). National Transportation Safety Board chief James Hall discusses the EgyptAir crash, plus pollsters Linda DiVall and Celinda Lake talk politics (Channel 7, 11:30 a.m.).

John McLaughlin's One on One. Former United Nations official Denis Halliday on whether sanctions should be lifted in Iraq (Channel 4 at noon).

Late Edition With Wolf Blitzer (CC). The Microsoft decision, with Bob Herbold, chief operating officer of Microsoft (CNN at noon).

Capital Sunday With Kathleen Matthews and Derek McGinty interviews Donald Trump's political adviser Roger Stone and author David Maraniss on his new Vince Lombardi book (Channel 7, 12:30 p.m.).

Both Sides With Jesse Jackson interviews the Rev. Jerry Falwell (CNN, 5:30 p.m.).

Road to the White House follows the activities of Pat Buchanan in Philadelphia and George W. Bush in Keene, N.H. (C-SPAN, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.).

Booknotes. Eugene Robinson discusses his book "Coal to Cream: A Black Man's Journey Beyond Color to an Affirmation of Race" (C-SPAN at 8 and 11 p.m.).

America's Black Forum. The guest is presidential candidate Bill Bradley (Channel 9 at 2 a.m.).

Public Broadcasting

Not for Ourselves Alone (CC) (Channel 26 at 8) is previewed by Libby Copeland on Page C2.

Cable Specials

Kids and Animals: A Healing Partnership. This look at three facilities devoted to helping children and animals through interactive therapy includes a visit to Circle of Hope in Poolesville. One hour (Animal Planet at 8).

Medal of Honor profiles six recipients of the award. One hour (TNT at 8).

Prime-Time Movies

Annie (1999). This latest version of the little orphan stars 12-year-old Alicia Morton and Kathy Bates as mean ol' Miss Hannigan. Two hours (Channel 7 at 7).

Batman & Robin (1997). The TV debut of the fourth Batman movie, starring George Clooney with Chris O'Donnell as Robin and Arnold Schwarzenegger as villain Mr. Freeze. Three hours (TBS at 8).

Miniseries

The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (1999) (CC). Tom Shales reviews the two-part miniseries in tomorrow's Arts section. Two hours (Channel 4 at 9).

Shake, Rattle & Roll (1999) (CC) (Channel 9 at 9) is previewed by Tom Shales on Page C1.

Season Debut

The X-Files (CC) returns for a seventh season with Mulder close to death as Scully attempts to find the cause of his illness (Channel 5 at 9).

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (CC). The wildly successful game show returns with Regis Philbin at the helm; the program will run for 15 consecutive days. One hour (Channel 7 at 9).

Newsmagazines

Dateline (CC) reports on an annual yacht race that turned deadly in December following a storm (Channel 4 at 7).

60 Minutes (CC) interviews perhaps the youngest person ever to stand trial for first-degree murder in this country (Channel 9 at 7).

Series

Felicity (CC). The dreaded "kissing disease," infectious mononucleosis, spreads on campus (Channel 50 at 8).

The Practice (CC). Rebecca defends a client accused of murdering her mother, while Lindsay and Bobby argue over a wedding dress (Channel 7 at 10).

CAPTION: David Duchovny takes it on the chin from Mitch Pileggi in "The X-Files."