U bet: Haeger wagers on Cardinals victory with Pa. counterpart

John Haeger

NAU President John Haeger has entered into a friendly wager with Saint Vincent College President Jim Towey over the outcome of this weekend’s Super Bowl game in Tampa.

The game pits the Arizona Cardinals against the Pittsburgh Steelers. NAU has hosted the Cardinals’ summer training camp since the team arrived in Arizona in 1988. The Steelers have called Saint Vincent home since 1966.

Haeger and Towey each agreed to wear the winning team’s college jersey on the first day of training camp this summer. Haeger intends to see Towey sporting an NAU Lumberjacks jersey, while Towey hopes Haeger will don the Bearcats jersey.

It’s not the first friendly rivalry between the two institutions. Sports Illustrated ranks Saint Vincent, located about 50 miles from Pittsburgh, as the No. 1 training camp in the NFL, while NAU is ranked third.

The Arizona Cardinals Super Bowl run started six months ago on the practice field on the campus of Northern Arizona University. READ MORE…