Pair also made a Rose Bowl bet

Updated: April 5, 2005, 7:36 PM ET
Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. -- The governors of Michigan and Texas have made a tasty wager on the NCAA women's basketball championship game.

Michigan State and Baylor play in the title game Tuesday night in Indianapolis.

The governor from the state of the winning team will send snacks and a team jersey to the loser. The loser must wear the jersey and eat the food at his or her desk.

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm will send Mackinaw fudge and a case of Vernors ginger ale to Texas if the Spartans win.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will send Blue Bell ice cream and a case of Dr. Pepper soda to Granholm if the Lady Bears prevail.

It's the second sports-related bet between Granholm and Perry in recent months. Granholm was the loser in January after Texas beat Michigan in the Rose Bowl.

U.S. senators have also placed bets on Tuesday's game.

Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn of Texas are putting up bearclaws -- pastries that celebrate the Lady Bears. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin of Michigan are wagering chocolate-covered Michigan cherries and blueberries.


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