Gov. Beshear wagers Kentucky bourbons, Attorney General Conway bets ham on NCAA Final Four game
04/03/2015 01:18 PM
As the Kentucky Wildcats prepare to face the Wisconsin Badgers in a Final Four match-up on Saturday night, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are showing support for their teams.
Beshear bet a basket of Kentucky bourbons that the Wildcats will advance to the NCAA Championship Game on Monday. Walker is wagering a basket of Wisconsin cheese, sausage and root beer.
“For the second year in a row, the Cats will be facing the Badgers in what is sure to be another thrilling Final Four game between the two teams,” Beshear said in a statement. “Kentucky has already made history with an undefeated season, and we’ll be rooting them on to continue the streak this weekend. Go Cats!”
Attorney General Jack Conway, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate, also placed a bet on the Kentucky-Wisconsin semifinal game, putting up a Meacham’s country ham against Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel’s Sargento cheeses, Johnsonville bratwurst and Leinenkugel beer.
“Congratulations to the Badgers on their second straight berth in the Final 4, but I look forward to celebrating a Kentucky victory over Wisconsin with brats, cheese and beer from Attorney General Schimel,” Conway said in a statement. “Our Wildcats are on an historic roll. Here’s hoping for the continuation of a perfect season for UK that culminates with a ninth national title.”
Tip-off is set for shortly before 9:00 p.m. Eastern at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
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