The Brut Sun Bowl has come a long way since being fodder for then-Purdue quarterback Kyle Orton when it comes to gift-giving. Orton took a swipe at the free goodies he received during his second trip to the Brut Sun Bowl when talking to Sports Illustrated in 2001.
But thanks to bowlwide spending limits and a little work, the Sunnies have gotten consistently better every year at putting together some memorable packages.
This year’s gifts include: a Sony gift suite, a Timely Watch Co. watch, a Majestic fleece pullover, a VP Sports cap, an Ogio Politan laptop pack, a Brut hair dryer and a commemorative coin.
By comparison, the Little Caesars Bowl (Dec. 26, Detroit) is giving players a Sony gift suite, a Timely Watch Co. watch and a football.
Participants in the Citi BCS National Championship will receive a Sony gift suite with Trek and Garmin, a Fossil watch, a New Era 59Fifty hat and an Ogio Politan laptop pack.
For anyone wondering what a Sony gift suite is, it’s basically a kiosk inside the teams’ hotels stocked with Sony stuff. Players get to visit these booths and pick out what they want that totals to a set amount ($300 in most cases) and take it home.
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