Sooner National Championship Teams Visit White House

Posted November 20, 2017

SC won the 2017 Women's NCAA Tournament, but isn't going to the White House. She also suggested that the team's willingness to visit the White House had changed since her previous endorsement, which came before "some things transpired over the last few months". The White House is holding Collegiate National Champions Day on Friday.

Trump hosted the 2016 NCAA football champion Clemson Tigers at the White House in June.

"We did hear from the White House about attending tomorrow's event, but we will not be able to attend", Staley told a local ABC station. It's customary for the president to host title-winning NCAA teams. "We haven't gotten an invitation yet and that in itself speaks volumes", she told the AP.

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Four University of Oklahoma teams that won NCAA championships past year were among a group of national championship teams that visited President Trump and the White House today. A team spokesman said the Tar Heels were willing to go, but the university and White House tried "eight or nine" dates and none worked. "I don't know what else has to happen".

When South Carolina's invitation to Friday's White House event finally did arrive earlier this month, Staley declined it. The North Carolina men's basketball team - whose coach, Roy Williams, has been publicly critical of Trump - begged off, citing a scheduling conflict.

The Gamecocks are now 3-0 and have a home matchup against Wofford on Sunday. She simply said thanks but no thanks.