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MM 1.6: Maryland safety Antoine Brooks Jr. accepts Reese’s Senior Bowl invitation

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

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Nearly two months after he took off his shoulder pads for the final time for Maryland football on Nov. 30, safety Antoine Brooks Jr. will be suiting up with a Terp helmet once more.

Brooks will be a participant in the 2020 Reese’s Senior Bowl on Jan. 29, the bowl committee announced Saturday.

The game takes place in Mobile, Alabama, and is essentially an all-star game for the graduating class. Players are split in two separate teams — the North and the South — that will be coached by the Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions respective coaching staffs, the senior bowl announced Jan. 2.

Leading up to the game, players are put through numerous individual and team drills, giving them the opportunity to prove their skills against other top-notch seniors to various NFL scouts and teams.

Brooks, who was one of six Maryland players who were named to the bowl’s watch list in August, is currently the only Terp involved in the bowl but is one of 17 Big Ten players, including Michigan’s Shea Patterson and Ohio State’s KJ Hill.

Last year, former Terps Darnell Savage and Byron Cowart participated in the senior bowl. Savage, who is currently playing with the Green Bay Packers in the NFL playoffs, turned heads last year and was one of four players to win Defensive Practice Player of the Week honors.

Brooks was one of Maryland’s best players this past season, leading All-Big Ten honors. He recorded a team-high 87 tackles, including 69 solo, five pass breakups and one interception.

In other news

The Baltimore duo of Darryl Morsell and Jalen Smith led No. 15 Maryland men’s basketball to its 12th win of the season, beating Indiana 75-59 Saturday.

I had three takeaways from the Terps’ second Big Ten win of the season.

With Sarah gone, Maryland quarterback Tyler DeSue captured some great shots for us Saturday. You can check them out here.

Prior to Indiana, I had four takeaways from Maryland’s first part of the season.

Aaron Wiggins nearly ripped down the rim on Saturday against the Hoosiers.

He also put a few defenders on skates.

Here are a few highlights if you want to relive one of Maryland’s best performances of the season.

The Xfinity Center rims definitely took a beating on Saturday.

Expect a few changes in the AP Top 25 Monday.

Former Maryland men’s basketball standouts Kevin Huerter, Alex Len and Bruno Fernando had great performances against the Indiana Pacers Saturday.

That Terp connection is still strong between Fernando and Huerter.

A few Terps played in the NFL Wild Card round over the weekend.

Take a look into Maryland women’s basketball’s Kaila Charles’ house when she hosts family dinner.

The Terps take on Ohio State in a Big Ten showdown Monday night at 7 p.m.

Maryland men’s and women’s lacrosse is starting to get underway.

A few Terps traveled down to San Antonio this past weekend and played in the USA men’s lacrosse Spring Premier event.

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