Bowl games like Christmas time
From DVD players to Nike apparel, from camcorders to watches, the list of items has become more and more varied and intriguing since the trend began about two decades ago.
Or, say, mountain bikes.
Yes, mountain bikes.
That was the first gift received by Tech and Northern Illinois players by sponsors working with the Independence Bowl.
Nationally-renowned bike manufacturer Trek produced the bikes specifically for the Bulldogs and Huskies, complete with their names, jersey numbers, school logo and Independence Bowl logo.