Here’s the Holiday Bowl swag for Cougar players, coaches and perhaps, some WSU VIPs

WASHINGTON STATE players, coaches and perhaps several Wazzu VIPs will take home some very nice gifts from the Holiday Bowl, CF.C learned from the bowl's organizers.

The Holiday Bowl gifts this year include a Fossil watch and a New Era Holiday Bowl cap/hat. But then it gets a little trickier to quantify – Cougars will access a gift suite online. Alas, Gina Beckman, the bowl’s marketing and public relations manager, told CF.C she wasn't able to specify the value/range of the gift suite.  

But CF.C can offer a pretty fair guess.

Two years ago, the Holiday offered a Fossil watch and cap (same as this year) and a $445 gift card to Best Buy, according to Sports Business Journal. 

Each bowl determines the value given out to its participants and it would follow the Holiday will be close to or at the max: bowl gifts cannot exceed the NCAA limit of $550 per person.  A quick check on Google showed Fossil sport watches ranging generally from $75-150 and a custom New Era cap going for around $30-40.

In 2015, the Sun Bowl gifts for the Cougs were: Gift suite; Timely Watch Co. Silvertone watch; Majestic Pro Base fleece pullover; Ogio Politan backpack; cap; commemorative coin; fleece pullover.

In 2013 at the New Mexico Bowl, Cougars received: Gift suite; portable mobile device charger; 8 GB USB; Oakley Breadbox sunglasses; Oakley Fine Knit beanie; Oakley Flak Pack XL backpack; Gildan stadium blanket/

For comparison purposes, here’s a sampling of the bowl swag for 2016-17 courtesy of SBJ:

Rose: Gift suite; Fossil watch; Ogio backpack; New Era 9Fifty snapback adjustable hat.
Sugar: Gift suite; Fossil watch with custom tin; New Era cap.
Peach: $300 Vanilla Visa gift card by InComm; JBL Bluetooth speaker; Fossil watch; football.
Fiesta: Gift suite or PS4 game and accessory bundle; Ogio Throttle backpack; Fossil watch; football.
Alamo: Apple Watch Nike+; $110 Best Buy gift card; myCharge HubPlus portable charger; team panoramic photo; mini-helmet.
Foster Farms: Gift suite; Fossil watch; Timbuk2 backpack.
Sun: Gift suite; Timely Watch Co. Silvertone Watch; Majestic Pro Base fleece pullover; Ogio Politan backpack; Under Armour cap; coin.

The Cotton Bowl is the only bowl not to disclose its gift package. (But it’s gotta include a Jerry Jones bobblehead. Just sayin').

For the complete list of bowl swag from SBJ, CLICK HERE

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