Championship rings are on the line this bowl season -- but Fossil watches, shopping sprees and gift cards have already been decided.
As is the case every season, players will receive gifts from their respective bowls as a reward for competing. Some will attend "gift suites," a private event in which players can pick gifts from an order form, while others will be given souvenirs more reflective of the bowl game. (The Hawaii Beach Bowl gives out sunglasses, swimming trunks and a beach towel, for example.) Some will be fortunate enough to receive both.
The NCAA allows up to $550 to be spent on each player. And the bowls provide gifts for up to 125 participants from each school.
So, without further ado, here's a look at the swag that Big Ten players can expect to receive -- thanks to the annual list published by SportsBusiness Daily:
Allstate Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Ohio State -- Gift suite, Fossil watch, New Era cap
Goodyear Cotton Bowl: No. 8 Michigan State vs. No. 5 Baylor -- N/A; bowl committee would not disclose
Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl: No. 25 Minnesota vs. No. 16 Missouri -- $447 Best Buy gift card and shopping trip, watch, athletic performance shirt
Outback Bowl: No. 18 Wisconsin vs. No. 19 Auburn -- $150 Best Buy gift card, Outback Steakhouse gift card, Fossil watch, Jostens ring, cap
National University Holiday Bowl: Nebraska vs. No. 24 USC -- $445 Best Buy gift card and shopping trip, Fossil watch, cap
TaxSlayer Bowl: Iowa vs. Tennessee -- Panasonic gift suite, Fossil watch
Foster Farms Bowl: Maryland vs. Stanford -- Gift suite, Fossil watch
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Penn State vs. Boston College -- Different New Era products
Quick Lane Bowl: Rutgers vs. North Carolina -- $250 Best Buy gift card, Sony headphones, custom-made Fathead for each player in their likeness, various apparel, football
Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl: Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech -- Gift suite, Ogio Marshall Pack backpack, beanie, Big Game football