SC women's basketball team declines White House invitation

Kelly Massey
November 20, 2017

"We did hear from the White House about attending tomorrow's event, but we will not be able to attend", she said. The University of North Carolina men's basketball team, which won the NCAA championship in April, was also prevented from visiting because of scheduling issues. UW won an additional seven national titles in the pre-NCAA era. "The only invitation we're thinking about", Staley said in a statement, "is to the 2018 N.C.A.A. tournament". "I don't know what else has to happen".

Every previous NCAA women's basketball champion since 1983 has been invited to the White House, spanning five different presidents.

When South Carolina's invitation to Friday's White House event finally did arrive earlier this month, Staley declined it.

Those comments came just a few weeks after President Trump rescinded the Golden State Warriors' invitation to the Whtie Hosue because Steph Curry said he didn't want them going.

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Some teams have already made the trip to Washington.

President Donald Trump hosted NCAA national championship teams on Friday, but the Gamecocks opted out. Clemson visited the White House this year after winning the College Football Playoff, some members of the New England Patriots went after their Super Bowl victory and the Chicago Cubs went to the Oval Office in June to commemorate their World Series title. "We'll go to the White House".

He whacked a volleyball with the Ohio State men on the South Lawn, called attention to a Maryland lacrosse player wearing a Trump '16 tie and mimicked a rifle with his hands as he approached West Virginia's coed rifle team.

SC has a game on Sunday, with a practice scheduled for Friday.

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