- Associated Press - Monday, April 6, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The waist-expanding wager has been placed for the NCAA men’s basketball championship as the governors of North Carolina and Wisconsin, and two of their congressmen, are putting their faith - and their food - behind their respective schools.

Gov. Pat McCrory says that if top-seeded Wisconsin downs top-seeded Duke in the title game in Indianapolis Monday night, he’ll send Gov. Scott Walker a package of barbecue, coleslaw, hushpuppies and Cheerwine, a cherry-flavored soft drink. Walker is set to send cheese, root beer and sausage if the Blue Devils win their fifth national title under coach Mike Krzyzewski.

North Carolina Rep. G.K. Butterfield is also putting up some barbecue, along with slaw and iced tea if the Badgers win. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., will send cheese and beer if Duke wins.


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