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Tallying the Big 12 bowl swag

12/23/2013

For the players, the bowls aren’t just about the games. They’re about the bowl swag, too.

Each year, Sports Business Journal uncovers what exactly the players will be getting for making bowl games.

The NCAA allows each bowl to award up to $550 worth of gifts to 125 participants per school (a good day to be a walk-on). And as you can see here on the full list, the gift choices are pretty sweet, too.

Below is what the Big 12 players will be getting:

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Dec. 28): Kansas State vs. Michigan

  • Gift suite (players pick out gifts from an in-person catalogue)

  • Fossil watch

  • Ogio Cube backpack

Valero Alamo Bowl (Dec. 30): Texas vs. Oregon

  • iPad Mini with retina display

  • Apple gift card

  • Fossil watch

  • Panoramic photo

  • Schutt mini helmet

National University Holiday Bowl (Dec. 30): Texas Tech vs. Arizona State

  • $305 Best Buy gift card

  • Reactor Meltdown watch

  • Maui Jim sunglasses

  • Cap

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1): Baylor vs. Central Florida

  • Gift suite

  • Fossil watch

  • Ogio Cube backpack

Allstate Sugar Bowl (Jan. 2): Oklahoma vs. Alabama

  • Gift suite

  • Fossil watch

  • New Era 39Thirty cap

  • Ogio backpack

AT&T Cotton Bowl (Jan. 3): Oklahoma State vs. Missouri

  • The bowl game would not disclose its gifts; however, two years ago, the Cotton Bowl is on record handing out iPad 2s and Fossil watches