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Maryland football is holding an open practice on Saturday

Welcome to the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

maryland spring practice Alexander Jonesi

Maryland football has held a couple of practices open to the media over the past two weeks, but on Saturday the Terps’ practice is open to the fans, too.

Maryland Stadium’s gates open at 9 a.m., and the team will scrimmage at 10. Fans are invited to come on the turf after the game to play catch and take pictures with Testudo.

This is your chance to see what the team has been working on since the spring game. A scrimmage is kind of like a real football game, and that’s better than anything else you have going on. The team won’t be releasing any closely-guarded secrets, but it’ll be interesting to see who is playing with the first team, and if that ends up mattering the slightest bit in just over two weeks when the season starts.

Other happenings, per a school release:

Maryland Football posters, schedule cards and other giveaways for the 2016 season will be available at the marketing table. The first 25 fans to check in at the marketing table inside Gate I will have the opportunity to sign up to attempt a 20-yard field goal following the practice. All fans that make their field goal attempt will receive a Maryland prize pack and will be entered into a drawing to win two suite tickets to the Ohio State game on Nov. 12.

All Terrapin Club donors, Coaches Club and above, will have exclusive access to the Gossett patio, where light refreshments will be served. These donors are asked to enter through Gate K. The annual Crab Feast for these donors will take place following the practice at 1 p.m.

Fans can park right next to the stadium in Lot 1. Just don’t forget to bring some sunblock!

In other news

It’s been ridiculously hot out. Maryland rewarded its players with a treat after practice yesterday.

If Maryland players could compete in the Olympics, here’s which sports they’d try.

Durkin likes what he’s seen from his four DeMatha freshmen so far in camp.

Walt Bell says freshman QB Tyrrell Pigrome is talented enough to play “four or five different positions.”

Shane Cockerille is acclimating well in his switch from quarterback to linebacker.