South Carolina Women's Basketball Team Declines Donald Trump White House Invite

South Carolina Women's Basketball Team Declines Donald Trump White House Invite

According to ESPN, President Donald Trump invited SC, among other teams that won titles a year ago in various sports, but head coach Dawn Staley declined.

Staley said after her team won the NCAA title in April that it would go to the White House if invited because "it's what it stands for".

The Gamecocks did have a game Thursday night, a 66-36 win over rival Clemson at home.

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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. "I don't know what else has to happen".

"We haven't gotten an invitation yet and that in itself speaks volumes", the women's basketball coach told The Associated Press in a phone interview on Friday night.

The White House says NCAA teams will attend a reception at the executive mansion, but it did not provide a list of the teams attending.

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Those comments came just a few weeks after President Trump rescinded the Golden State Warriors' invitation to the Whtie Hosue because Steph Curry said he didn't want them going.

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Trump began a series of stops on the South Lawn, then went to the State Floor and Rose Garden on the White House grounds.

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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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