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Maryland football’s Wade Lees named Ray Guy Punter of the Week

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

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Following a career showing against Minnesota, Maryland football’s Wade Lees was named the Ray Guy Punter of the Week. It’s his second time winning the weekly honor.

The 30-year old Australian was called on to flip field position five times against the Gophers, averaging a career-best 48.6 yards a punt. Two of his five attempts traveled more than 50 yards.

Though punts are typically associated with failed drives and poor offense, Lees’ kicks against Minnesota came in a dominating 42-13 win. Lees’ first Punter of the Week selection came following last year’s Week 3 blowout loss to eventual national champion-UCF, during which Kasim Hill tore his ACL.

The Aussie was named to the Guy Award watch list for the second straight year this preseason. He could see extended action when the Terps return from their bye week to match up with No. 14 Michigan in Ann Arbor.

In other news

Maryland’s offense found a groove against Minnesota, after using the Matt Canada-favorite jet sweep to set up four touchdowns. Jared’s back with another film review.

Athletic Director Damon Evans said he was operating on “bad information” when initially saying that Jordan McNair completed the warmup before exhibiting symptoms of heat exhaustion.

McNair’s parents are demanding an apology from University System Board of Regents Chair James T. Brady, from The Washington Post. Shortly after the release of the Walters, Inc. report from the investigation into their son’s death, Brady declined to affirm the university’s legal responsibility that university president Wallace Loh initially claimed.

Men’s soccer took down Rutgers, 2-0, behind goals from Eric Matzelevich and Amar Sejdic to get its record back to .500 on the season.

Volleyball put up a fight, but couldn’t keep up with No. 16 Purdue, falling in four sets.

Men’s basketball has its first practice of the season under its belt. The season is just around the corner.