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Bowl-game goodies: what every player gets

December 22, 2006


Playing in a bowl game offers a college football team many opportunities.

It could be the chance for a national championship. A class of seniors could end their final season on a high note. An up-and-coming team has the opportunity to get in a few extra weeks of practice.

One big benefit for the players is the gift package they receive from the bowl game in which they are playing. Rings, watches, sweatshirts, iPods, video games, cameras and even tanning lotion are some of the items bowls will be giving to players this postseason.

The bowl goodie bags are allowed to have a value of $500 per player. With each team receiving 125 gift packages, that adds up to $62,500 in gifts for each school.

Check out the players' gift packages for every bowl game this season - including the BCS National Championship game - as compiled by

Poinsettia Bowl

TCU vs. Northern Illinois


Gift package:

¢ Fossil Watch

¢ Poinsettia Bowl hooded sweatshirt

¢ iPod Nano

¢ iPod Nano leather case

¢ Poinsettia Bowl hat

Las Vegas Bowl

BYU vs. Oregon


Gift package:

¢ Pioneer navigation system

¢ ESPN trivia sports game

¢ Year's subscription to ESPN The Magazine

¢ Oakley beanie cap and a baseball cap

New Orleans Bowl

Troy vs. Rice

Today, 7 p.m., ESPN

Gift package:

¢ Balfour championship ring

¢ Aeropostale jacket

¢ Wrist watch

¢ Noise reduction headphones

¢ Commemorative coin Bowl

East Carolina vs. South Florida

Saturday, noon, ESPN2

Gift package:

¢ Digital camera

¢ Backpack

¢ T-shirt

¢ Sweatshirt

¢ Mini helmet

¢ Sunglasses

¢ Subscription to ESPN The Magazine

¢ ESPN trivia sports game

¢ Wrist watch

New Mexico Bowl

New Mexico vs. San Jose State

Saturday, 3:30 p.m., ESPN

Gift package:

¢ iPod

¢ Fatheadz sunglasses

¢ Under Armour backpack

¢ Under Armour beanie

¢ Schutt New Mexico Bowl mini-helmet

¢ ESPN the magazine subscription

Armed Forces Bowl

Tulsa vs. Utah

Saturday, 7 p.m., ESPN

Gift package:

¢ Wrist watch

¢ Rolling duffle bag

¢ Workout shirt

¢ Samsung MP3 player

¢ Mini helmet

¢ Commemorative football

Hawaii Bowl

Arizona State vs. Hawaii

Sunday 7 p.m., ESPN

Gift package:

¢ Oakley Thump 512

¢ Oakley Thump Charger Set

¢ Oakley Thump Soft Vault Case

¢ Oakley Icon 2.0 Backpack

¢ Official Bowl Watch

¢ Aloha Shirt

¢ Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Beach Towel

¢ Sheraton Hawaii Bowl T-Shirt

¢ Mini Helmet

¢ Luggage Tags

¢ Hawaii Bowl Calendar

Motor City Bowl

Central Michigan vs. Middle Tennessee

Dec. 26, 6:30 p.m., ESPN

Gift package:

¢ Motor City souvenir watch

¢ Souvenir football

¢ Leather travel bag

Emerald Bowl

UCLA vs. Florida State

Dec. 27, 7 p.m., ESPN

Gift package:

¢ Fossil watch with bowl logo

¢ Portable DVD player

¢ Souvenir game ball

¢ Armor Gear backpack with bowl logo

¢ Fleece vest with bowl logo

¢ Baseball cap with bowl logo

¢ NCAA Football 07 video game

Texas Bowl

Rutgers vs. Kansas State

Dec. 28, 7 p.m., NFL Network

Gift package:

¢ iPod

¢ Game watch

¢ Hooded sweatshirt

¢ T-shirt

¢ Baseball cap

Independence Bowl

Oklahoma State vs. Alabama

Dec. 28, 3:30 p.m., ESPN2

Gift package:

¢ iPod Nano

¢ George Foreman Grill

¢ PetroSun Independence Bowl watch

¢ PetroSun Independence Bowl New Era hat

¢ PetroSun Independence Bowl souvenir football

¢ $20 iTunes gift card

Holiday Bowl

Cal vs. Texas A&M;

Dec. 28, 7 p.m., ESPN

Gift package:

¢ Tommy Hilfiger wrist watch

¢ Hooded pullover sweatshirt

¢ Sony Mylo personal communicator

¢ $15 Sony gift card

¢ Cap

Music City Bowl

Clemson vs. Kentucky

Dec. 29, noon, ESPN

Gift package:

¢ Music City Bowl Swiss Army watch

¢ Armor Gear equipment bag

¢ Adidas windshirt

¢ Big Game throwback football

Sun Bowl

Oregon State vs. Missouri

Dec. 29, 1 p.m., CBS

Gift package:

¢ Sony LCD screen DVD player

¢ Sony noise reduction headphones

¢ Sun Bowl watch

¢ Armor Gear backpack

¢ Mock turtleneck with school and Sun Bowl logos

¢ Windshirt

¢ Baseball cap

¢ Commemorative coin

¢ Helen of Troy hairdryer

Liberty Bowl

Houston vs. South Carolina

Dec. 29, 2:30 p.m., ESPN

Gift package:

¢ Commemorative watch

¢ Game ball

¢ Leather travel bag

¢ Nike heavy jacket

¢ Nike wind suit

¢ Digital camera

Insight Bowl

Texas Tech vs. Minnesota

Dec. 29, 6:30 p.m., NFL Network

Gift package:

¢ Microsoft Xbox 360

¢ NCAA Football 2007 for Xbox

¢ Commemorative Bulova wristwatch

¢ Commemorative football and cap

Champs Sports Bowl

Maryland vs. Purdue

Dec. 29, 7 p.m., ESPN

Gift package:

¢ 15-inch flat screen TV with DVD player

¢ Commemorative watch

¢ Beach towel

¢ Backpack

¢ Panama Jack T-shirt

¢ Sunglasses

¢ Sun tan lotion

Meineke Car Care Bowl

Boston College vs. Navy

Dec. 30, noon, ESPN2

Gift package:

¢ Sony digital mini camcorder

¢ Fossil watch

¢ Embroidered gym bag

¢ Personalized football

Alamo Bowl

Texas vs. Iowa

Dec. 30, 3:30 p.m., ESPN

Gift package:

¢ Sony PlayStation Portable

¢ Mini half-and-half team helmet

¢ Two-gig iPod Nano

¢ Alamo Bowl club bag

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Virginia Tech vs. Georgia

Dec. 30, 7 p.m., ESPN

Gift package:

¢ Chick-fil-A Bowl watch and wallet by Fossil

¢ Apple iPod

¢ Russell Athletic wind shirt

¢ Chick-fil-A calendar

¢ Souvenir Chick-fil-A football

¢ Chick-fil-A Coca-Cola bottle

¢ Chick-fil-A lapel pin

MPC Computers Bowl

Miami vs. Nevada

Dec. 31, 6:30 p.m., ESPN

Gift package:

¢ Solar powered computer/iPod backpack with logo

¢ Pen and pencil set

¢ Winter gloves and hand warmers

¢ Winter skull cap with logo

¢ Weatherproof parka with logo

¢ Travel tumbler/thermos with logo

¢ Souvenir hat

¢ Souvenir football

Outback Bowl

Penn State vs. Tennessee

Jan. 1, 10 a.m., ESPN

Gift package:

¢ Sony PSP

¢ NCAA Football 2007 for PSP

¢ Game wrist watch

¢ Outback Bowl ring

AT&T; Cotton Bowl

Nebraska vs. Auburn

Jan. 1, 10:30 a.m., Fox

Gift package:

¢ Fossil wrist watch

¢ MP3 player

¢ Camcorder

¢ R+L Carriers

Toyota Gator Bowl

West Virginia vs. Georgia Tech

Jan. 1, noon, CBS

Gift package:

¢ Josten's Gator Bowl ring

¢ Mercury luggage set

¢ Oakley Thump sunglasses

Capital One Bowl

Wisconsin vs. Arkansas

Jan 1, noon, ABC

Gift package:

¢ 15-inch flat screen TV with DVD player

¢ Commemorative watch

¢ Beach towel

¢ Backpack

¢ Panama Jack T-shirt

¢ Sunglasses

¢ Sun tan lotion

Rose Bowl

USC vs. Michigan

Jan. 1, 4 p.m., ABC

Gift package:

¢ Swiss Army watch

¢ Sony noise-limiting headsets

¢ New Era 5950 hat

¢ Under Armour backpack

¢ Under Armour gym sack

¢ Team plaque w/ team photo

¢ Toiletry kit

¢ Oakley sunglasses

¢ Autographed football

¢ Flip coin

Fiesta Bowl

Oklahoma vs. Boise State

Jan. 1, 7:30 p.m., FOX

Gift package:

¢ Apple iPod video with Bose head phones

¢ Commemorative Tourneau wrist watch

¢ Commemorative game cap

Orange Bowl

Wake Forest vs. Louisville

Jan. 2, 7 p.m., FOX

Gift package:

¢ Pioneer Inno XM Satellite radio

¢ Four-month subscription to XM radio

¢ Orange Bowl wrist watch

¢ Panoramic kickoff photo

¢ Orange Bowl beach towel

¢ Orange Bowl beach hat

Sugar Bowl

LSU vs. Notre Dame

Jan. 3, 7:30 p.m., FOX

Gift package:

¢ Sony DVD WalkMan player

¢ Sony noise-blocking headphones

¢ Polaroid A300 digital camera

¢ Quadra medallion Sugar Bowl watch

¢ Sugar Bowl logo baseball cap

International Bowl

Cincinnati vs. Western Michigan

Jan. 6, 11 a.m., ESPN

Gift package:

¢ Souvenir watch

¢ Souvenir football for autographs

¢ Leather club bag


Southern Miss vs. Ohio

Jan. 7, 7 p.m., ESPN

Gift package:

¢ Commemorative game watch

¢ Leather luggage bag

¢ Souvenir football

¢ Two-piece lead crystal set

¢ Ceramic helmet replicas

BCS Title Game

Ohio State vs. Florida

Jan. 8, 7 p.m., ESPN

Gift package:

¢ Portable XM Satellite radio

¢ Commemorative Tourneau wrist watch


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