I know you've all been breathlessly waiting on pins and needles for this news to drop, so I'll get right to the point: One of the participating teams in the 2010 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl has been announced. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have accepted an invitation (that probably arrived wrapped in a potato skin) to St. Petersburg for December 21.
Southern Miss could have scaled loftier heights this season. Their only significant scoreboard deficit came in a Week 1 41-13 loss to South Carolina. They've lost three more games since, all by a margin of fewer than three points.
The Golden Eagles will play a Big East team, probably Pittsburgh, giving the bowl a 1.5-to-1 apostrophe-to-program ratio. And yes, before you ask, we checked and they really do punctuate the restaurant's name like that.
Bowl selections will continue to roll in throughout the week, and we'll be following them all right here. Stay tuned to this StoryStream right on through the selection show this Sunday night.