MADISON (WKOW) – The governors of Wisconsin and North Carolina have placed a friendly bet ahead of Monday night's NCAA Championship game between the Wisconsin Badgers and Duke Blue Devils.
Governor Scott Walker has wagered an assortment of Wisconsin's finest cheese, sausage, and root beer for a Badgers win, while North Carolina governor Pat McCrory is offering up some North Carolina barbecue, coleslaw, hush puppies and Cheerwine cherry soda for a Duke win.
Governor Walker released a statement ahead of the game saying, “This is such an incredible moment for all of us here in Wisconsin. The members of the Badger men's basketball team represent Wisconsin so well with their talent, class, personality, and great character. Duke is a formidable opponent, but this is Wisconsin's year to bring home the victory. Make 'em believe!”
The Badgers and Blue Devils tip off at 8:18 p.m. Central time.