2012-2013 College Bowl gift guide

King Ing December 4, 2012 0

It’s pretty cool that college football players get up to $550 worth of free stuff for playing in a bowl game. Most of the stuff is pretty cool too. From Apple iPad Mini’s to TV’s to New Era Caps, most student-athletes will be happy with what they get.

But leave it to the Hynduai Sun Bowl to bring back the Helen of Troy hair dryer.

Here is a list of College Football Bowl Games (point spreads which can be viewed here) and their SWAG. Get gifting.

Gildan New Mexico (Nevada v Arizona)
Sat., Dec. 15, 1 p.m. (ESPN), Albuquerque, N.M.
Gift suite, Deuce Brand watch, Oakley Holbrook sunglasses, Oakley fine knit beanie cap, Oakley Flak Pack XL backpack, Gildan stadium blanket, quill pen

Famous Idaho Potato (Toledo v Utah St)
Sat., Dec. 15, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN), Boise, Idaho
Gift suite, North End black winter coat, Kombi winter gloves, white Tiger Woods Victory Nike beanie, Ogio Bullion backpack, Big Game football


San Diego Co. Credit Union Poinsettia (BYU v San Diego St)
Thurs., Dec. 20, 8 p.m. (ESPN), San Diego
Best Buy gift card, Tourneau watch, Maui Jim sunglasses gift certificate, cap

Beef ‘O’Brady’s St. Petersburg (UCF v Ball St)
Fri., Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN), St. Petersburg, Fla.
Jawbone Jambox, Oakley Dispatch II sunglasses, Oakley backpack, Schutt mini helmet

R+L Carriers New Orleans (East Carolina vs. Louisiana-Lafayette)
Sat., Dec. 22, Noon (ESPN), New Orleans
Beats by Dre headphones, Fossil watch, Oakley backpack

MAACO Las Vegas (Washington vs. Boise State)
Sat., Dec. 22, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN), Las Vegas
Gift suite

Sheraton Hawaii (Fresno State vs. SMU)
Mon., Dec. 24, 8 p.m. (ESPN), Honolulu
Fossil watch, Oakley backpack, Tori Richard aloha shirts, custom beach towel, Pro Athletics shorts, T-shirt, performance T-shirt, hat/visor, calendar

Little Caesars Pizza (Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan)
Wed., Dec. 26, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN), Detroit
Timely watch, leather travel sports bag, football

Military presented by Northrop Grumman (San Jose State vs. Bowling Green)
Thurs., Dec. 27, 3 p.m. (ESPN), Washington, D.C.
Applie iPad Mini, Timely watch, beanie

Belk (Cincinnati vs. Duke)
Thurs., Dec. 27, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN), Charlotte
Shopping trip to Belk department store, Fossil watch

Bridgepoint Education Holiday (Baylor vs. UCLA)
Thurs., Dec. 27, 9:45 p.m. (ESPN), San Diego
Best Buy gift card, Tourneau watch, Maui Jim sunglasses gift certificate, cap

AdvoCare V100 Independence (Ohio vs. Louisiana-Monroe)
Fri., Dec. 28, 2 p.m. (ESPN), Shreveport, La.
Gift suite, Timely watch, New Era cap, football

Russell Athletic Sports (Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech)
Fri., Dec. 28, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN), Orlando
$420 shopping trip to a local Best Buy*, Timely watch

Meineke Car Care of Texas (Minnesota vs. Texas Tech)
Fri., Dec. 28, 9 p.m. (ESPN), Houston
Fossil watch, 32-inch flat-screen TV, belt buckle, T-shirt, lapel pin, backpack

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces (Rice vs. Air Force)
Sat., Dec. 29, 11:45 a.m. (ESPN), Fort Worth, Texas
Sony gift suite, Fossil watch, Dakine backpack, Big Game football

New Era Pinstripe (West Virginia vs. Syracuse)
Sat., Dec. 29, 3:15 p.m. (ESPN), New York City
New Era cap
Note: Bowl committee would not disclose details about participants’ gifts, but last year’s gifts included a Sony video camera, Armitron watch, Balfour ring, New Era duffle bag, New Era caps, a winter hat, hoodie, sweatpants, thermal, polo and crew shirt.

Kraft Fight Hunger (Navy vs. Arizona State)
Sat., Dec. 29, 4 p.m. (ESPN2), San Francisco
Fossil watch, Nike FuelBand, FoxL wireless portable speaker system, Nike backpack, cap

Valero Alamo (Texas vs. Oregon State)
Sat., Dec. 29, 6:45 p.m. (ESPN), San Antonio
Apple iPad Mini, Fossil watch, $100 Best Buy gift card, panoramic team photo, Schutt mini helmet

Buffalo Wild Wings (TCU vs. Michigan State)
Sat., Dec. 29, 10:15 p.m. (ESPN), Tempe, Ariz.
Gift suite presented by PAC Sports Division, Fossil watch, Ogio Mercur backpack

Franklin American Mortgage Music City (NC State vs. Vanderbilt)
Mon., Dec. 31, noon (ESPN), Nashville
Gift suite, Fossil watch

Hyundai Sun (USC vs. Georgia Tech)
Mon., Dec. 31, 2 p.m. (CBS), El Paso, Texas
Timely watch, Majestic fleece, Top of the World cap, coin, Helen of Troy hair dryer

AutoZone Liberty (Iowa State vs. Tulsa)
Mon., Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN), Memphis
Sol Republic Tracks HD Anthem headphones, Bulova watch, Nike athletic shoes and sandals, Nike sunglasses, Nike backpack, football

Chick-fil-A (LSU vs. Clemson)
Mon., Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN), Atlanta
$300 gift card, Fossil watch, Russell Athletic Chick-fil-A Bowl hat, Russell Athletic travel bag, Chick-fil-A gift card

Heart of Dallas Bowl presented by PlainsCapital Bank (Purdue vs. Oklahoma State)
Tues., Jan. 1, noon (ESPNU), Dallas
Gift suite
Note: Bowl committee said complete gift packages had not been finalized as of press time.

TaxSlayer.com Gator (Mississippi State vs. Northwestern)
Tues., Jan. 1, noon (ESPN2), Jacksonville
Fossil watch, Dome hat, Mercury garment bag and carry-on bag, Jostens ring, football

Capital One (Georgia vs. Nebraska)
Tues., Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ABC), Orlando
$420 shopping trip to a local Best Buy*, Fossil watch

Outback (South Carolina vs. Michigan)
Tues., Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ESPN), Tampa
$150 Best Buy gift card, Fossil watch, ring, cap, Outback Steakhouse gift card

Rose presented by Vizio (Wisconsin vs. Stanford)
Tues., Jan. 1, 5 p.m. (ESPN), Pasadena, Calif.
Gift suite, Fossil watch, Oakley backpack, New Era Thirty9 Thirty cap

Discover Orange (Northern Illinois vs. Florida State)
Tues., Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN), Miami Gardens, Fla.
Gift suite, Tourneau watch

Allstate Sugar (Louisville vs. Florida)
Wed. Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN), New Orleans
Gift suite, Fossil watch, New Era cap, Boxer & Stone hoodie

Tostitos Fiesta (Oregon vs. Kansas State)
Thurs., Jan. 3, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN), Glendale, Ariz.
Gift suite presented by PAC Sports Division, Fossil watch, Ogio Mercur backpack

AT&T Cotton (Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma)
Fri., Jan. 4, 8 p.m. (Fox), Arlington, Texas
Fossil watch
Note: Bowl committee would not disclose additional details about participant gifts, but last year’s gifts included an iPad2 and a Fossil watch.

BBVA Compass (Pittsburgh vs. Ole Miss)
Sat., Jan. 5, 1 p.m. (ESPN), Birmingham, Ala.
Fossil watch, Oakley Dispatch II sunglasses, wireless portable speaker, backpack, football

GoDaddy.com (Kent State vs. Arkansas State)
Sun., Jan. 6, 9 p.m. (ESPN), Mobile, Ala.
Sol Republic headphones, Fossil watch, leather garment bag, Wilson football

Discover BCS National Championship Game (Notre Dame vs. Alabama)
Mon., Jan. 7, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN), Miami Gardens, Fla.
Gift suite, Tourneau watch

-H/T SBD

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