2011-2012 College Bowl Game Gift Guide

King Ing December 7, 2011 3

It is pretty cool that college football players get up to $500 worth of free stuff for playing in a bowl game. Most of the stuff is pretty cool too. From Kindle Fires to TV’s to New Era Caps, most student-athletes will be happy with what they get.

But what is up with the Hyundai Sun Bowl giving a Helen of Troy hairdryer for the second year in a row?

Gildan New Mexico Bowl
Temple vs Wyoming
Gift suite, Oakley Eyepatch 2, Oakley beanie, New Era cap, Oakley Flak Pack 3.0, pen with box, Christmas ornament

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Ohio vs Utah State
Gift suite, North End winter coat, Kombi gloves, Nike beanie, Ogio Fugitive backpack, Big Game souvenir football

R+L Carriers
San Diego State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Samsung Galaxy tablet

Beef ‘O’Brady’s Bowl
Florida International vs Marshall
Sony PlayStation 3, Oakley Eyepatch 2, Oakley backpack duffel, mini-helmet

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
TCU vs. Louisiana Tech
Best Buy gift card*, Tourneau watch, hooded sweatshirt, FlexFit cap

MAACO Las Vegas Bowl
Arizona State vs Boise State
Gift suite, cap

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl
Nevada vs Southern Mississippi

Oakley sunglasses, Aloha shirt, Pro Athletics custom beach shorts, Oakley T-shirt, performance wear, cap or visor, backpack, beach towels, bowl calendar, playing cards

AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl
Missouri vs North Carolina
Gift suite, Timely Watch Co. watch, New Era cap, commemorative football

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
Western Michigan vs Purdue
Timely Watch Co. watch, leather duffel bag, commemorative football

Belk Bowl
Louisville vs North Carolina State
Estimated $400 shopping trip to Belk’s flagship store in Charlotte, Fossil watch

Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman
Toledo vs Air Force
Amazon Kindle Fire, Apple iPod nano, Deuce watch, LunaTik wristband (to hold iPod), beanie, Nike backpack

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl
California vs Texas
Best Buy gift card*, Tourneau watch, hooded sweatshirt, FlexFit cap

Champs Sports Bowl
Florida State vs Notre Dame
$420 shopping trip to a local Best Buy, Timely Watch Co. watch

Valero Alamo Bowl
Washington vs Baylor
$400 Best Buy gift card, Fossil watch, Schutt mini-helmet, panoramic team photo

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl
BYU vs. Tulsa
Sony Gift suite, Timely Watch Co. watch, camo knit beanie, Ogio backpack, Big Game souvenir football

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Rutgers vs Iowa State
Note: Bowl committee would not disclose details about participants’ gifts

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Mississippi State vs Wake Forest
Gift suite, Reactor watch

Insight Bowl
Iowa vs Oklahoma
Gift suite, Fossil watch, cap, Ogio Convoy backpack

Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas
Texas A&M vs Northwestern
Toshiba 32-inch flat-screen television, Fossil watch, belt buckle, T-shirt, backpack

Hyundai Sun Bowl
Georgia Tech vs Utah
Gift suite, Timely Watch Co. watch, Majestic Pro-Base fleece pullover, VP Sports cap, Ogio Politan backpack, Helen of Troy hair dryer, souvenir coin

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Cincinnati vs Vanderbilt
Best Buy gift card, Fossil watch, Nike training shoes, Nike sport sandals, Nike sunglasses, Nike Air Jordan backpack, commemorative game ball

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
Illinois vs UCLA
Soundmatters Personal Audiophile loudspeaker, Fossil watch, cap, Timbuk2 custom messenger bag

Chick-fil-A Bowl
Virginia vs Auburn
$250 Best Buy gift card, Fossil watch, Russell Athletic ski cap, Russell Athletic travel bag, $15 Chick-fil-A gift card, commemorative football

TicketCity Bowl
Houston vs Penn State
Gift suite, Timely Watch Co. watch

Capital One Bowl
Nebraska vs South Carolina
$420 shopping trip to a local Best Buy, Timely Watch Co. watch

Outback Bowl
Michigan State vs Georgia
$150 Best Buy gift card, Fossil watch, Jostens ring, cap, $25 Outback Steakhouse gift certificate

TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl
Ohio State vs Florida
Fossil watch, Gator Gear performance headwear, rolling luggage bag, Jostens ring, commemorative football

Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio
Wisconsin vs Oregon
Gift suite, Fossil watch, New Era hat, Oakley Flak Pack 3.0

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
Stanford vs Oklahoma State
Gift suite, Kenneth Cole watch, cap, Ogio Convoy backpack

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Michigan vs Virginia Tech
Gift suite, Reactor watch, New Era cap, Majestic fleece pullover

Discover Orange Bowl
West Virginia vs Clemson
Gift suite, Tourneau watch

AT&T Cotton Bowl
Kansas State vs Arkansas
Fossil watch
Note: Bowl committee would not disclose additional details about participant gifts

BBVA Compass Bowl
SMU vs Pittsburgh
iBeats by Dr. Dre (ear buds), Reactor watch, Oakley Eyepatch 2, Oakley backpack duffel, Big Game commemorative football

GoDaddy.com Bowl
Northern Illinois vs. Arkansas State
Nikon S80, Timely Watch Co. watch, leather luggage bag, commemorative football

Allstate BCS National Championship Game
LSU vs Alabama
Gift suite, Fossil watch, New Era cap, Boxer and Stone shirt

3 Comments »

  1. Vivian December 12, 2011 at 6:16 pm -

    Ithink it’s not fair that some team gets more thenother it’s all football I think everybody should get basically the same thingor somewhere close to it gift card for all the players..

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