MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- They could have promised pepperoni rolls or barbecue, but the mayors of Morgantown, W.Va., and Durham, N.C., have set higher stakes for their Final Four wager.
The home of the Mountaineers and the home of the Duke Blue Devils are both competing to become a test site for Google's new ultra-high-speed Internet service.
If West Virginia loses Saturday night in Indianapolis, Mayor Bill Byrne must write a letter endorsing Durham's pitch. If Duke loses, Durham Mayor Bill Bell will return the favor on his stationery.
Google plans to pick one or more locations across the country, promising service that's more than 100 times faster than most Americans currently have.
Google will announce its decision by year's end.