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Maryland punter Wade Lees took linebacker Jalen Brooks with him to Australia

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

When sophomore punter Wade Lees went home to Australia this January, he took senior linebacker Jalen Brooks with him.

Maryland football released a video summary of the trip Thursday, and it looks like they both enjoyed themselves.

Lees and Brooks had a full docket in the land Down Under. The two went to the Australian Open, saw some wildlife, and each took turns wiping out surfing. Lees says Brooks wasn’t the only person he’s invited to his homeland, just the first to take him up on the offer.

Runnin' & gunnin' down here in his homeland, always a solid time with The Kid ✊

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Here’s hoping someone else takes Lees up on his offer next offseason. There can never be too many pictures of Wade Lees holding a koala bear.

Wade Lees Koala

Lees and Brooks will both be in action on Saturday at 10 a.m., when the Terps open up practice to the public for the first time this fall at Maryland Stadium.

In other news

At yesterday’s practice, the state’s infamously unpredictable weather struck, leaving the Terps practicing in the rain and making for some dope photos.

Women’s basketball will play a tougher slate than usual this season, but they still aren’t scheduling like a perennial power.

The women’s soccer team gets its season underway tonight at 7 p.m. at Ludwig Field. Here’s what to watch for in the opener against Drexel.

Famous custom shoe artist Mache Customs made these Starbucks cleats, complete with his name misspelled, for Stefon Diggs to rock in the Vikings’ preseason game against Seattle Friday night.

Melo Trimble shaved off his signature cut. What do you think about the new style?

My cut not that badddd ... is it lol

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