Eagles Headed To Tampa

The University of Southern Mississippi

has accepted an invitation to play in the third annual Beef 'O'

Brady's Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Dec. 21.

The Golden Eagles will face an opponent from the Big East

conference game at Tropicana Field. The game will be broadcast by


The game will be the ninth consecutive bowl appearance for the

Golden Eagles and 13th in the past 14 years.

The Eagles last appeared in a bowl game in Florida in 1981, when

they played Missouri in the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando.