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While you may still be enjoying your holiday gifts, hundreds of college football players are about to receive more presents as they arrive at their bowl destinations. Sports Business Journal digs every year to find out what each player will get at their respective bowl games. Popular gifts include electronics, apparel, and gift suites, which are private events where game participants are allowed to select a gift or gifts up to a value determined by each bowl.
The NCAA allows the committees to provide each participant with gifts totaling a combined value of $550. One gift that will not count towards that limit is the “History of The Bowls: Celebrating The Good of the Game” book. The NCAA gave committees a one-time waiver to provide the book to each player without it counting towards the $550.
Here are some of the highlights for this year’s Bowl Gifts:
-PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (College Football Playoff Semifinal): PlaySation PS4 gift package, Fossil watch, Ogio Shuttle Pack backpack, Ice Shaker insulated bottle, and “History of The Bowls: Celebrating The Good of The Game” book
-Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (College Football Playoff Semifinal): $390 Vanilla Visa gift card, Fossil watch, and football
-Capital One Orange Bowl: Gift suite, Tourneau watch, and full-sized split helmet
-VRBO Citrus Bowl: $400 Best Buy gift card, watch, and Herschel backpack with a luggage tag
-Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual: Gift suite, Fossil watch, Ogio backpack, and New Era 9Fifty snapback adjustable hat
-Allstate Sugar Bowl: Gift suite, Armani Exchange watch, New Era hat, Rock ‘Em socks, performance hooded T-shirt, and “History of The Bowls: Celebrating The Good of The Game” book
-Cheez-It Bowl: GoPro Hero 7 with accessories and carrying case, Fossil watch, Oakley sunglasses, Ogio Shuttle Pack backpack, Ice Shaker insulated bottle, Branded Bills cap and travel case, and “History of The Bowls: Celebrating The Good of The Game” book
Representatives from both the Goodyear Cotton Bowl and the national championship game declined to disclose the contents of this year’s gift package.
See Sports Business Journal’s complete list here.