College football schwag: 2012 Bowl gifts to participants

The full list of legal gifts given to each player on the 60+ schools that make it to a bowl game..... not including Miami, Ohio State and Penn State, who are, of course, banned from bowl play.

2012 Bowl gifts to participants

Gildan New Mexico

Sat., Dec. 15, 1 p.m. (ESPN), Albuquerque, N.M.

Gift suite, Deuce Brand watch, Oakley Holbrook sunglasses, Oakley fine knit beanie cap, Oakley Flak Pack XL backpack, Gildan stadium blanket, quill pen

Famous Idaho Potato

Sat., Dec. 15, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN), Boise, Idaho

Gift suite, North End black winter coat, Kombi winter gloves, white Tiger Woods Victory Nike beanie, Ogio Bullion backpack, Big Game football

San Diego Co. Credit Union Poinsettia

Thurs., Dec. 20, 8 p.m. (ESPN), San Diego

Best Buy gift card, Tourneau watch, Maui Jim sunglasses gift certificate, cap

Beef ‘O’Brady’s St. Petersburg

Fri., Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN), St. Petersburg, Fla.

Jawbone Jambox, Oakley Dispatch II sunglasses, Oakley backpack, Schutt mini helmet

R+L Carriers New Orleans

Sat., Dec. 22, Noon (ESPN), New Orleans

Beats by Dre headphones, Fossil watch, Oakley backpack

MAACO Las Vegas

Sat., Dec. 22, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN), Las Vegas

Gift suite

Sheraton Hawaii

Mon., Dec. 24, 8 p.m. (ESPN), Honolulu

Fossil watch, Oakley backpack, Tori Richard aloha shirts, custom beach towel, Pro Athletics shorts, T-shirt, performance T-shirt, hat/visor, calendar

Little Caesars Pizza

Wed., Dec. 26, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN), Detroit

Timely watch, leather travel sports bag, football

Military presented by Northrop Grumman

Thurs., Dec. 27, 3 p.m. (ESPN), Washington, D.C.

Applie iPad Mini, Timely watch, beanie


Thurs., Dec. 27, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN), Charlotte

Shopping trip to Belk department store, Fossil watch

Bridgepoint Education Holiday

Thurs., Dec. 27, 9:45 p.m. (ESPN), San Diego

Best Buy gift card, Tourneau watch, Maui Jim sunglasses gift certificate, cap

AdvoCare V100 Independence

Fri., Dec. 28, 2 p.m. (ESPN), Shreveport, La.

Gift suite, Timely watch, New Era cap, football

Russell Athletic Sports

Fri., Dec. 28, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN), Orlando

$420 shopping trip to a local Best Buy*, Timely watch

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

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces

Sat., Dec. 29, 11:45 a.m. (ESPN), Fort Worth, Texas

Sony gift suite, Fossil watch, Dakine backpack, Big Game football

New Era Pinstripe

Sat., Dec. 29, 3:15 p.m. (ESPN), New York City

New Era cap

Note: Bowl committee would not disclose details about participants’ gifts, but last year’s gifts included a Sony video camera, Armitron watch, Balfour ring, New Era duffle bag, New Era caps, a winter hat, hoodie, sweatpants, thermal, polo and crew shirt.

Kraft Fight Hunger

Sat., Dec. 29, 4 p.m. (ESPN2), San Francisco

Fossil watch, Nike FuelBand, FoxL wireless portable speaker system, Nike backpack, cap

Valero Alamo

Sat., Dec. 29, 6:45 p.m. (ESPN), San Antonio

Apple iPad Mini, Fossil watch, $100 Best Buy gift card, panoramic team photo, Schutt mini helmet

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

Franklin American Mortgage Music City

Mon., Dec. 31, noon (ESPN), Nashville

Gift suite, Fossil watch

Hyundai Sun

Mon., Dec. 31, 2 p.m. (CBS), El Paso, Texas

Timely watch, Majestic fleece, Top of the World cap, coin, Helen of Troy hair dryer

AutoZone Liberty

Mon., Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN), Memphis

Sol Republic Tracks HD Anthem headphones, Bulova watch, Nike athletic shoes and sandals, Nike sunglasses, Nike backpack, football


Mon., Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN), Atlanta

$300 gift card, Fossil watch, Russell Athletic Chick-fil-A Bowl hat, Russell Athletic travel bag, Chick-fil-A gift card

Heart of Dallas Bowl presented by PlainsCapital Bank

Tues., Jan. 1, noon (ESPNU), Dallas

Gift suite

Note: Bowl committee said complete gift packages had not been finalized as of press time. Gator

Tues., Jan. 1, noon (ESPN2), Jacksonville

Fossil watch, Dome hat, Mercury garment bag and carry-on bag, Jostens ring, football

Capital One

Tues., Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ABC), Orlando

$420 shopping trip to a local Best Buy*, Fossil watch


Tues., Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ESPN), Tampa

$150 Best Buy gift card, Fossil watch, ring, cap, Outback Steakhouse gift card

Rose presented by Vizio

Tues., Jan. 1, 5 p.m. (ESPN), Pasadena, Calif.

Gift suite, Fossil watch, Oakley backpack, New Era Thirty9 Thirty cap

Discover Orange

Tues., Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN), Miami Gardens, Fla.

Gift suite, Tourneau watch

Allstate Sugar

Wed. Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN), New Orleans

Gift suite, Fossil watch, New Era cap, Boxer & Stone hoodie

Tostitos Fiesta

Thurs., Jan. 3, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN), Glendale, Ariz.

Gift suite presented by PAC Sports Division, Fossil watch, Ogio Mercur backpack

AT&T Cotton

Fri., Jan. 4, 8 p.m. (Fox), Arlington, Texas

Fossil watch

Note: Bowl committee would not disclose additional details about participant gifts, but last year’s gifts included an iPad2 and a Fossil watch.

BBVA Compass

Sat., Jan. 5, 1 p.m. (ESPN), Birmingham, Ala.

Fossil watch, Oakley Dispatch II sunglasses, wireless portable speaker, backpack, football

Sun., Jan. 6, 9 p.m. (ESPN), Mobile, Ala.

Sol Republic headphones, Fossil watch, leather garment bag, Wilson football

Discover BCS National Championship Game

Mon., Jan. 7, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN), Miami Gardens, Fla.

Gift suite, Tourneau watch

* To be spent during the team’s official store visit. Balance not used that day will be forfeited.

All times listed are ET. Product details are provided as they were available. Most watches, rings, clothing and luggage are custom-made with the bowl logo. Gift suites are set up as private events in which game participants, and often bowl VIPs, are given an order form and allowed to select a gift, or gifts, up to a value that is predetermined by each specific bowl, not to exceed the NCAA limit of $550 per person.

Compiled by David Broughton and Brandon McClung

Sources: Bowl committees and vendors

Shout out to Sports Business Daily for compiling the list