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In what has become commonplace, every bowl gives its participants a “swag bag” full of assorted gifts ranging from watches to gift certificates. The NCAA allows up to $550 per player, up to 125 players per team. The Russell Athletic Bowl will hand out a $450 Best Buy card, a watch, and a Russell Athletic workout shirt. The Sugar Bowl, for example, will be giving their teams a gift suite (which features a reclining chair), a Fossil watch, a New Era cap, and an Ogio backpack. Oh, and if you’re playing in the Texas Bowl, you’ll receive a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.
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.
Making its gift suite debut this year will be Southern Motion’s Viva, a powered home theater recliner that has two USB ports that can charge mobile devices.
To see what every team will recieve, click HERE.