The NCAA allows each bowl to award up to $500 worth of gifts for up to 125 participants, according to the article. Players can also receive awards up to $350 from the school and up to $350 from the conference for postseason play.
Here's a look at what Auburn will be receiving for playing in the BCS title game:
- Gift suite items. This is a popular trend among bowls lately. They are private rooms where players can see merchandise. They order from a form, picking out a gift or gifts up to the NCAA limit of $500. The items are then shipped to the campuses of the schools.
- A watch. Type: Fossil.
- A cap. Type: Unspecified.
- Luggage. Type: Ogio Cooper backpack.
If I had my choice, I'd go with the Capital One Bowl. It gives out a straight $420 shopping spree to Best Buy.