Topeka — A trophy and bragging rights are on the line for Kansas and Kentucky's basketball programs in the Final Four. For the governors of the two states it's food.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is wagering beef that the Jayhawks will earn their second national championship in four years Monday in New Orleans. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has a Kentucky country ham riding on his team's chances. The winning governor will donate the food to a food bank.
The game is a clash between the top two programs in the history of college basketball. The teams rank first and second in the number of victories.
Brownback noted that Kentucky coaching legend Adolph Rupp is from Kansas. He played for Phog Allen and coached high school ball before eventually landing at Kentucky.