Breaking down Big East bowl swag

December, 6, 2012
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The eight-team Big East has four co-champions this season, and it has five teams going bowling.

What's that mean? Bowl swag, of course.

One of the benefits of a 13th game is all of the cool free stuff the players get from their bowl games.

New watch? You got it.

Shopping spree? Sure thing.

Here is a list of the goodies that Big East bowl teams will be getting, courtesy of the Sports Business Journal. (See, Pitt going to Birmingham again and again and again isn't so bad.)

Allstate Sugar Bowl, Jan. 2: Louisville (10-2, 5-2 Big East) vs. Florida (11-1, 7-1 SEC)
Gift suite, Fossil watch, New Era cap, Boxer and Stone hoodie

Russell Athletic Bowl, Dec. 28: Virginia Tech (6-6, 4-4 ACC) vs. Rutgers (9-3, 5-2 Big East)
$420 shopping trip to a local Best Buy, Timely watch

Belk Bowl, Dec. 27: Duke (6-6, 3-5 ACC) vs. Cincinnati (9-3, 5-2 Big East) Shopping trip to Belk department store, Fossil watch

BBVA Compass, Jan. 5: Pitt (6-6, 3-4 Big East) vs. Ole Miss (6-6, 3-5 SEC)
Fossil watch, Oakley Dispatch II sunglasses, wireless portable speaker, backpack, football

Gift suites cannot exceed the NCAA limit of $550 per person. The New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Syracuse/West Virginia) did not disclose details about this year's gifts, though last year's included a Sony video camera, an Armitron watch, a Balfour ring, a New Era duffle bag, New Era caps, a winter hat, a hoodie, sweatpants, a thermal, a polo and a crew shirt. (Have to look good in the Big Apple, obviously.)

Matt Fortuna | email

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