Players To Receive Top-Notch Swag From TaxSlayer Bowl

Ah, Bowl Season. While there’s plenty at stake for the four powerhouse programs fortunate enough to be playing in this year’s College Football Playoff, the rest of the 78 teams are in it for the exposure, experience, money — and the perks.

Each year, participating teams are met with a litany of gifts from bowl game sponsors, ranging from backpacks to headphones plus additional gifts included in private suites. Specific gifts included in these private suites aren’t usually divulged to the public, but word usually spreads around after the fact. Last year, Penn State players received “a variety of New Era products” that were later discovered to be hats, shirts, and backpacks, among other things.

This year, Penn State and Georgia players will receive a Panasonic gift suite and a Fossil watch from the TaxSlayer Bowl. Expect the gift suite to include a variety of electronics from Panasonic in the form of headphones, speakers, and more. The watches are a fantastic complement, ranging from $90 to $215 on various online retailers. It appears as though the Nittany Lions will make out with some stellar gifts for the second straight season.

As luxurious as some of the gifts may seem, the sponsors must still abide by the NCAA-mandated price cap. Bowl sponsors cannot exceed $550 on the gift package, which seems like a reasonable boundary. The entire list of bowl game perks can be found here, and be sure to watch on January 2 as the Nittany Lions and Bulldogs square off at noon on ESPN.

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David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]

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