Bowl game gift roundup: Fatheads, video games and watches galore

Friday December 5th, 2014

With bowl season fast approaching it is time for one of college football's great traditions: Reading about all the stuff players and coaches get from the bowl committees.

At the end of each season, Sports Business Daily publishes a list of the items players will receive in gift bags from the various bowl games, with this season's tally reaching $5.4 million across 39 bowls.

At the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit, players will receive a $250 Best Buy gift card which is great, and custom Fathead made in their own likeness, which is the most awesome thing imaginable.

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Other notable gifts include an XBox One at the Military Bowl, a GoPro camera at the Valero Alamo Bowl, and a Fossil watch at seemingly every single bowl game. Honestly check out the list, so many Fossil watches.

Two-thirds of the games also feature a "Gift Suite" where players can go and choose from many options of cool, free stuff.

Student-athletes can receive up to $550 in gifts from the bowl in addition to $400 in gifts from both their school and their team's conference for postseason play.

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