SC women's hoops coach: No White House invite

South Carolina women's basketball finally invited to White House, but it's too late
South Carolina Women's Hoops Teams Turns Down White House Invitation
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20 November, 2017

The White House said 18 NCAA teams would be in attendance for a reception at the executive mansion.

SC was invited to the White House earlier this month, but the Gamecocks will be unable to attend.

Trump celebrated the Collegiate National Champions of 2016 and 2017 at the White House on Friday.

SC won the 2017 Women's NCAA Tournament, but isn't going to the White House. "I don't know what else has to happen". Their coach, Dawn Staley, pointed out in September that her team, which won its title in April, had yet to be invited. "I got bigger fish to fry than worry about an invitation".

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Those comments came just a few weeks after President Trump rescinded the Golden State Warriors' invitation to the Whtie Hosue because Steph Curry said he didn't want them going.

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President Donald Trump hosted NCAA national championship teams on Friday, but the Gamecocks opted out. The Cubs also had the larger and more traditional visit with President Barack Obama in January, four days before the Trump inauguration. The Gamecocks defeated Clemson on Thursday night and have a practice scheduled for Friday in preparation for facing Wofford on Sunday. "We'll go to the White House".

Staley, who is in California this weekend running her first USA Basketball camp as the national team's head coach, has been to the White House before.


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