WHILE MOST COLLEGE FOOTBALL FANS HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE END OF THEIR SEASON, TO LEARN WHICH BOWL GAME THEIR TEAM WILL BE IN... B-Y-U FANS CAN ALREADY BEGIN MAKING PLANS TO VISIT FLORIDA, THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON.

THE COUGARS' ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT HAS AGREED TO PIT ITS TEAM -- AGAINST A SCHOOL, FROM THE 'AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE' -- IN THE FIRST-EVER "MIAMI BEACH BOWL."

THE "Y" WILL PLAY -- AT THE MARLINS BASEBALL PARK -- ASSUMING THEY'RE BOWL-ELIGIBLE, BY WINNING SIX GAMES... AND NOT INVITED TO PLAY IN A MORE PRESITIOUS GAME, ON NEW YEAR'S DAY.