SportsBusiness does an annual analysis of every team’s bowl game gifts, and here’s a snippet from the site regarding the gifts from the NCAA, via SportsBusinessDaily.com.
The NCAA allows each bowl to award up to $550 worth of gifts to 125 participants per school. Schools can, and usually do, buy additional packages that they can distribute to participants beyond that 125 limit. In addition, participants can receive awards worth up to $400 from the school and up to $400 from the conference for postseason play, covering both conference title games and any bowl game.
Popular this season is the addition of the Viva, which is a new home theater recliner with USB devices. Somewhere around 800 chairs are expected to be given out this bowl season.
You’ll also notice gift suites in some of the gifts below. Players are given an order form and allowed to select gifts up to a certain or predetermined value.
Here’s a look at what every SEC team gets for playing in their respective bowls, and please note Missouri’s gifts in the Cotton Bowl weren’t released by the bowl committee.
Related: Complete SEC Bowl game schedule
Ole Miss: Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Gift suite; Fossil watch
Mississippi State: AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Sol Republic Tracks HD headphones; Bulova watch; Nike sunglasses; Nike athletic shoes and sport sandals; Nike Kevin Durant backpack; football
Texas A&M: Chick-fil-A Bowl
Fossil watch; Russell Athletic cap; Russell Athletic bag; football; $300 Visa gift card; Chick-fil-A gift card
Georgia: TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl
Fossil watch; Dome hat; Mercury Luggage Seward Trunk luggage set; football; Jostens ring
South Carolina: Capital One Bowl
$450 Best Buy gift card and shopping trip; Timely Watch Co. watch; Russell Athletic workout shirt
LSU: Outback Bowl
$150 Best Buy gift card; Fossil watch; cap; Jostens ring; Outback Steakhouse gift card
Alabama: Allstate Sugar Bowl
Gift suite; Fossil watch; New Era 39Thirty cap; Ogio backpack
Vanderbilt: BBVA Compass Bowl
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (at right); Fossil watch; Oakley sunglasses; ESPN cap; Big Game football
Auburn: Vizio BCS National Championship Game
Gift suite; Fossil watch; New Era 59Fifty Hat; Oakley Flak Pack XL backpack
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