SC women's basketball team declines White House invitation

20 November, 2017, 02:12 | Author: Gary Shelton
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"As I've been saying since our practices for this season started, all of our focus is on the season ahead". Unfortunately for the team, whoever is running the Snapchat account for the White House apparently doesn't know the difference between a coxswain and a scrum.

On Thursday, head coach Dawn Staley said her team was extended an invitation by the White House but has turned it down.

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The Gamecocks now join a growing list of recent sports teams to not make the customary White House stop after winning championships. "We haven't gotten an invitation yet and that in itself speaks volumes", she told the AP.

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The South Carolina women's basketball team has declined an invitation to visit the White House following its 2017 national championship, according to The Post and Courier. "I got bigger fish to fry than worry about an invitation". 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.

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

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The South Carolina women and North Carolina men aren't the only two title winners not to celebrate their accomplishment with Trump at the White House. She also defended her team's move.

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