It's time to see what's inside 2015-16 Big Ten bowl gift bags

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It's time to see what's inside 2015-16 Big Ten bowl gift bags

Every year this comes out, and I love to check it out. It’s a look at the contents in the bowl goody bags given to players. And some of the loot is pretty sweet.

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Watches, sandals, sunglasses, $300 gift cards to Best Buy … even something called a Ogio backack with hydration bladder. I guess I want one. I don’t know. Maybe. Check it all out. It’s a nice haul for these hard-working college football players.

My favorite items: custom-made cowboy boots from the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl. And the Quick Lane Bowl is giving players a life-sized decal of a likeness of themselves. That will look sweet on the apartment wall.

Here’s a look at the Big Ten bowl bags:

Pinstripe Bowl (Indiana vs. Duke): Variety of New Era products
Foster Farms (Nebraska vs. UCLA): Gift suite; Fossil watch
Quick Lane (Minnesota vs. Central Michigan): JBL headphones; custom-made, life-sized decal for each player, with his likeness; hoodie, winter hat, baseball cap; Ogio backpack; vintage football; $200 Best Buy gift card
Holiday (Wisconsin vs. USC): Gift suite; Fossil watch; cap
Cotton (Michigan State vs. Alabama): Would not disclose
Outback (Northwestern vs. Tennessee): $150 Best Buy gift card; Outback Steakhouse gift card; Fossil watch; Jostens ring; cap
Citrus (Michigan vs. Florida): $315 Best Buy shopping trip; Timely Watch Co. watch; EA Sports video game; ISlide footwear; beach towel
Fiesta (Ohio State vs. Notre Dame): Gift suite; Fossil watch; Ogio X-Fit backpack
Rose (Iowa vs. Stanford): Gift suite; Fossil watch; Ogio backpack; New Era fitted 59 Fifty cap
Taxslayer (Penn State vs. Georgia): Panasonic gift suite; Fossil watch

See the gift bags for all 40 bowls.

Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer

About Tom Dienhart: senior writer Tom Dienhart is a veteran sports journalist who covers Big Ten football and men's basketball for and BTN TV. Find him on Twitter and Facebook, and send him questions to his weekly mailbag.


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