Once Mississippi State and Georgia Tech players pick up their Orange Bowl gifts, they will have no excuse for missing curfew, being late to practice, or missing a media session. They should know exactly what time it is because while some bowls give away X-boxes, Best Buy gift cards, and other items, the Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets will pick up a Tourneau watch.
Most of the time, items, such as watches, are special made for the event, and the players are given choices as to which watch they want. For the players, this makes them a bit more special than if they just got to order a few watches out of a catalogue that Joe Public could buy off the street.
The bowl that Mississippi State was rumored to go to for so long, the Peach Bowl, is giving away a $300 Visa gift card, a gift card to Chick-Fil-A, and an Apple TV.
The NCAA allows bowls to give gifts to 125 players from each team as long as the amount does not exceed $550.