One of the perks of going to any bowl is the swag players receive from the game’s organizers.
The Sports Business Journal put together a list of what all bowl games are giving out to participants this year. Bowls are limited by the NCAA to award up to $550 worth of gifts to 125 participants, per school, according to SBJ.
My favorite gifts: A $420 Best Buy shopping spree (Capital One, Russell Athletic) and iPad Mini (Valero Alamo, Military).
From the Beef ‘O’ Brady Bowl, UCF will receive a a Jawbone Jambox, Oakley Dispatch II sunglasses, an Oakley backpack and a Schutt mini helmet.
Here’s a look at what other C-USA teams will receive:
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (East Carolina) – Beats by Dre headphone, Fossil watch, Oakley backpack
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl (SMU) – Fossil watch, Oakley backpack, Tori Richard aloha shirts, custom beach towel, Pro Athletics shorts, T-shirt, performance T-shirt, hat/visor, calendar
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Rice) - Sony gift suite, Fossil watch, Dakine backpack, Big Game football
Auto Zone Liberty Bowl (Tulsa) - Sol Republic Tracks HD Anthem headphones, Bulova watch, Nike athletic shoes and sandals, Nike sunglasses, Nike backpack, football
What are your favorite gifts from the bowls? Which bowl has the best overall package?
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