STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State will get ready for the Outback Bowl in Florida at the spring training home of the Phillies.

Coach Joe Paterno accepted Phillies president David Montgomery's offer over the weekend to have the Nittany Lions conduct nearly a week of practice at the Phillies' facility in Clearwater.

Practices in Clearwater will begin Sunday and last through Dec. 24, when players and coaches will move about 20 miles east to the team hotel in Tampa. The Outback Bowl against the Florida Gators will be played Jan. 1 at Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.