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Welcome to SportsBusiness Journal’s 12th annual rundown of the gift packages provided by college football's bowl game organizing committees. CLICK HERE for more about this year’s offerings and how Performance Award Center serves as a broker between high-end brands and companies that provide gifts and incentives to their partners.

December 16
Bowl
Conference Affiliations
Location
Time & Network
Teams
Gifts

New Orleans |
Mercedes-Benz Superdome

1:00 PM

ESPN

Gift suite; Fossil watch

Watch; backpack; warm up suit pants and jacket; Dri-Fit shirt long-sleeve shirt; hat

Las Vegas |
Sam Boyd Stadium

3:30 PM

ABC

Gift suite; Oakley backpack and tag; hat; Rock ‘Em socks; beanie

4:30 PM

ESPN

Gift suite; Oakley sunglasses; Oakley 5-Speed backpack; Lit tumbler; beanie; Gildan stadium blanket; cap; Fidget Spinner

Montgomery, Ala. |
Cramton Bowl

8:00 PM

ESPN

Gift suite; Fossil watch; beanie; Ogio duffle bag; Big Game autograph football

December 19
Bowl
Conference Affiliations
Location
Time & Network
Teams
Gifts

7:00 PM

ESPN

Online gift suite "and an assortment of bowl-branded items"

December 20
Bowl
Conference Affiliations
Location
Time & Network
Teams
Gifts
December 21
Bowl
Conference Affiliations
Location
Time & Network
Teams
Gifts

St. Petersburg, Fla. |
Tropicana Field

8:00 PM

ESPN

Gift suite; Oakley backpack; neck pillow

December 22
Bowl
Conference Affiliations
Location
Time & Network
Teams
Gifts

12:30 PM

ESPN

UAB vs. Ohio

Gift suite; iSlides sandals; drawstring backpack; beach towel; bowl pin

Boise, Idaho |
Albertsons Stadium

4:00 PM

ESPN

Gift suite; Oakley sunglasses; Under Armour backpack; beanie

December 23
Bowl
Conference Affiliations
Location
Time & Network
Teams
Gifts

Birmingham, Ala. |
Legion Field

12:00 PM

ESPN

Gift suite; Oakley sunglasses; beanie; Big Game football

Fort Worth, Texas |
Amon G. Carter Stadium

3:30 PM

ESPN

Gift suite

Mobile, Ala. |
Ladd-Peebles Stadium

7:00 PM

ESPN

Amazon Echo; Maui Jim sunglasses; Timely Watch Co. watch; Wilson football

December 24
Bowl
Conference Affiliations
Location
Time & Network
Teams
Gifts

8:30 PM

ESPN

Electronics gift suite; Oakley backpack and sunglasses; Tori Richard aloha shirt; beach towel; Pro Athletics surf trunks; performance t-shirt

December 26
Bowl
Conference Affiliations
Location
Time & Network
Teams
Gifts

1:30 PM

ESPN

Gift suite; football

ACC
vs.
MAC

Detroit |
Ford Field

5:15 PM

ESPN

$175 Best Buy gift card; JBL bluetooth headphones; life-sized Fathead decal for each participant of his likeness; Ogio backpack and tag; mini helmet; hoodie; workout shorts; winter hat; vintage football

Phoenix |
Chase Field

10:00 PM

ESPN

Yeti cooler and tumbler; Fossil watch; Ogio backpack; Legendary hat; JBL Flip 4 speaker; blanket

December 27
Bowl
Conference Affiliations
Location
Time & Network
Teams
Gifts

Shreveport, La. |
Independence Stadium

1:30 PM

ESPN

Gift suite; Timely Watch Co. watch; New Era skull cap; football

Big Ten
vs.
ACC

Bronx, N.Y. |
Yankee Stadium

5:15 PM

ESPN

Variety of New Era products

Santa Clara, Calif. |
Levi’s Stadium

8:30 PM

Fox

Fossil watch; Sony XB950N1 extra bass noise cancelling headphones; Timbuk2 backpack; coin, $25 Apple iTunes gift card

Big 12
vs.
SEC

Houston |
NRG Stadium

9:00 PM

ESPN

Gift suite; Academy Sports + Outdoors gift card; adidas duffel bag; belt buckle

December 28
Bowl
Conference Affiliations
Location
Time & Network
Teams
Gifts

1:30 PM

ESPN

Rock ‘Em socks; Under Armour beanie and backpack

ACC
vs.
Big 12

5:15 PM

ESPN

$400 Best Buy player shopping trip^; Timely Watch Co. watch

San Antonio |
Alamodome

9:00 PM

ESPN

Amazon Echo Show; $175 Amazon gift card; Fossil watch; mini-helmet; Rock 'Em socks; team panoramic photo

San Diego |
Qualcomm Stadium

9:00 PM

Fox

Gift suite; Fossil watch; Ogio backpack

December 29
Bowl
Conference Affiliations
Location
Time & Network
Teams
Gifts

ACC
vs.
SEC

1:00 PM

ESPN

Shopping trip to Belk department store; Fossil watch

ACC
vs.
Pac-12

El Paso, Texas |
Sun Bowl

3:00 PM

CBS

Gift suite; Timely Watch Co. watch; Majestic Pro Base fleece pullover; Ogio Politan backpack; Under Armour cap; coin

SEC
vs.
Big Ten

Nashville |
Nissan Stadium

4:30 PM

ESPN

Gift suite; Fossil watch

Tucson, Ariz. |
Arizona Stadium

Gift suite; watch; Ogio backpack; beanie

Arlington, Texas |
AT&T Stadium

8:30 PM

ESPN

Would not disclose

December 30
Bowl
Conference Affiliations
Location
Time & Network
Teams
Gifts

ACC
vs.
SEC

Jacksonville |
EverBank Field

12:00 PM

ESPN

Gift suite; Fossil watch

12:30 PM

ABC

Bass Pro Shops shopping trip^; Bulova Caravelle watch; Nike athletic shoes, sport sandals and backpack; football

Glendale, Ariz. |
University of Phoenix Stadium

4:00 PM

ESPN

PlayStation PS4 PRO bundle; Fossil watch; Ogio backpack

ACC
vs.
Big Ten

Miami Gardens, Fla. |
Hard Rock Stadium

8:00 PM

ESPN

Gift suite; Tourneau watch; Lyfe Brand hat; Ice Shaker water bottle and shaker cup

January 1
Bowl
Conference Affiliations
Location
Time & Network
Teams
Gifts

Big Ten
vs.
SEC

12:00 PM

ESPN2

Jostens ring; Fossil watch; $125 Best Buy gift card; Outback Steakhouse gift card; hat

12:30 PM

ESPN

Auburn vs. UCF

$300 Vanilla Visa gift card by InComm; Ultimate Ears Wonderboom bluetooth speaker; Fossil watch; football

1:00 PM

ABC

$400 Best Buy player shopping trip^; Timely Watch Co. watch

New Orleans |
Mercedes-Benz Superdome

8:45 PM

ESPN

Gift suite; Fossil watch; New Era Cap; Rock 'Em socks; panoramic game photo

Pasadena, Calif. |
Rose Bowl

5:00 PM

ESPN

Gift suite; Fossil watch; Ogio backpack; New Era 9Fifty snapback adjustable hat

January 8
Bowl
Conference Affiliations
Location
Time & Network
Teams
Gifts

^ Credit to be spent during the team’s official store visit.

Notes: All times listed are ET. Product details are provided as they were available as of Dec 3. Most watches, rings, clothing, luggage and footballs are custom-made with the bowl logo. Gift suites are set up as private events in which up to 125 game participants per school 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. Additional packages can be purchased by the school.

Compiled by David Broughton and Brandon McClung

Sources: Bowl committees and vendors