Women's Basketball Team Declined Trump's White House Invitation For The Best Reason

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SC won the 2017 Women's NCAA Tournament, but isn't going to the White House.

While the White House says President Donald Trump will host collegiate sports championship teams Friday in Washington, the SC women's basketball team will not be among them.

When the Gamecocks won South Carolina's first NCAA basketball title in April, Staley said her team would go to the White House if invited, despite the growing public antipathy toward Trump.

At the end of September, Staley publicly expressed her discontent at the Gamecocks - who won the title back in March - not yet getting an invitation to the White House. "I don't know what else has to happen". "It's what national champions do". "I got bigger fish to fry than worry about an invitation".

Months passed and the White House invitation never came. The NBA champion Golden State Warriors, meanwhile, were never invited because star point guard Steph Curry said his team doesn't support Trump and his agenda. Both the Warriors and the Penguins won their titles months after SC did.

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The White House is holding Collegiate National Champions Day on Friday. The Cubs also had the larger and more traditional visit with President Barack Obama in January, four days before the Trump inauguration. "We'll go to the White House".

The North Carolina men's basketball team said last week that it won't visit the White House because of a scheduling conflict.

Staley made no mention of politics nor hurt feelings in her statement.

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.

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