Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, December 18, 2016

Going to bowls has a lot of perks for programs. Another game to play, good exposure and extra practice time, among other things. But for the players, it?s all about the SWAG–Stuff We All Get.


Forget about Partridges in Pear Trees or Lords-A-Leaping. The players are gonna get some GOOD stuff, according to

Among the sweetest ?freebies? are wireless headphones, Oakley sunglasses and Apple Watches. No doubt, it will be even easier to spot the football players on campus in the second semester.

Here is what Big Ten players will get from the bowls they will play in.

Quick Lane Bowl
Maryland (6-6) vs. Boston College (6-6)
Dec. 26 at 2:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
$200 Best Buy gift card; JBL headphones; life-sized Fathead decal for each participant of his likeness; hoodie; winter hat; Rock ?Em Apparel socks; backpack; vintage football

National Funding Holiday Bowl
Minnesota (8-4) vs. Washington State (8-4)
Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. ET, ESPN
Gift suite; Fossil watch; New Era cap

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Northwestern (6-6) vs. Pitt (8-4)
Dec. 28 at 2 p.m. ET, ESPN
A variety of New Era products

Foster Farms Bowl
Indiana (6-6) vs. Utah (8-4)
Dec. 28 at 8:30 p.m. ET, Fox
Gift suite; Fossil watch; Timbuk2 backpack

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Nebraska (9-3) vs. Tennessee (8-4)
Dec. 30 at 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Gift suite; Fossil watch

Capital One Orange Bowl
Michigan (10-2) vs. Florida State (9-3)
Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Gift suite; Tourneau watch; Schutt mini-helmet

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
No. 3 Ohio State (11-1) vs. No. 2 Clemson (12-1)
Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. ET, ESPN
Gift suite or PS4 game and accessory bundle; Ogio Throttle backpack; Fossil watch; football

Outback Bowl
Iowa (8-4) vs. Florida (8-4)
Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. ET, ABC
$150 Best Buy gift card; Outback Steakhouse gift card; Fossil watch; Jostens ring; bowl hat

Goodyear Cotton Bowl
Wisconsin (10-3) vs. Western Michigan (13-0)
Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. ET, ESPN
Would not disclose.

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual
Penn State (11-2) vs. USC (9-3)
Jan. 2 at 5 p.m. ET, ESPN
Gift suite; Fossil watch; Ogio backpack; New Era 9Fifty snapback adjustable hat