During bowl season, the NCAA gives each player:
- a travel allowance of 48.5-cents per mile to get from home to the bowl destination.
- $500 for meals and entertainment on the trip.
- $500 in gifts from the bowl's sponsors.
That's not bad, but there are some better bowls out there. Both the Holiday Bowl and the Alamo Bowl are giving each player a Nintendo Wii. The Las Vegas Bowl gave players an iPod Touch. And the Champs Sports Bowl and Capitol One Bowl are giving $400 Best Buy gift cards.