Florida and Michigan yesterday accepted invitations to play in the Outback Bowl in Tampa on Jan. 1. The No. 13 Wolverines (9-3) and 23rd-ranked Gators (8-4) never have played. . . .

Penn State accepted an invitation to play in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando on Jan. 1. The Nittany Lions (9-3), in their first bowl game since 1999, will play a team from the Southeastern Conference; several schools are still in the running. . . .

Pittsburgh accepted an invitation to play in the Insight Bowl on Dec. 26 in Phoenix. The 25th-ranked Panthers (8-4) finished third in the Big East. They will face a Pac-10 team to be determined. . . .

Purdue will play in the Sun Bowl in El Paso for the second straight year. The Boilermakers (6-6, 4-4, Big Ten) will face a Pac-10 team to be determined in the Dec. 31 game. . . .

Minnesota accepted an invitation to play in the Music City Bowl in Nashville on Dec. 30. The Golden Gophers (7-5) will play a team from the SEC. . . . A Big 12 team will oppose Wisconsin (7-6), which accepted a berth in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 28 in San Antonio.

* HURTING: Boston College senior basketball F Uka Agbai will miss at least six weeks after injuring his neck in Sunday's 71-70 loss to Holy Cross.

-- From News Services