Tom Dienhart, BTN.com Senior Writer, December 4, 2012
One of the perks of going to a bowl is the gifts players receive. The Sports Business Daily recently chronicled what each bowl gives to participating players. Here?s a look at the swag that Big Ten players will receive at each game.
In case you're wondering, events such as bowls can distribute participation awards worth a maximum value of $500, according to the NCAA manual.
Minnesota vs. Texas Tech: Meineke Car Care of Texas
Fri., Dec. 28, 9 p.m. (ESPN), Houston
Fossil watch, 32-inch flat-screen TV, belt buckle, T-shirt, lapel pin, backpack
Michigan State vs. TCU: Buffalo Wild Wings
Sat., Dec. 29, 10:15 p.m. (ESPN), Tempe, Ariz.
Gift suite presented by PAC Sports Division, Fossil watch, Ogio Mercur backpack
Northwestern vs. Mississippi State: TaxSlayer.com Gator
Tues., Jan. 1, noon (ESPN2), Jacksonville
Fossil watch, Dome hat, Mercury garment bag and carry-on bag, Jostens ring, football
Michigan vs. South Carolina: Outback
Tues., Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ESPN), Tampa
$150 Best Buy gift card, Fossil watch, ring, cap, Outback Steakhouse gift card
Nebraska vs. Georgia: Capital One
Tues., Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ABC), Orlando
$420 shopping trip to a local Best Buy, Fossil watch
Wisconsin vs. Stanford: Rose presented by Vizio
Tues., Jan. 1, 5 p.m. (ESPN), Pasadena, Calif.
Gift suite, Fossil watch, Oakley backpack, New Era Thirty9 Thirty cap
Purdue vs. Oklahoma State: Heart of Dallas Bowl presented by PlainsCapital Bank
Tues., Jan. 1, noon (ESPNU), Dallas
Gift suite (the bowl committee said complete gift packages had not been finalized yet.)