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South Carolina's Dawn Staley issues official statement declining White House invitation

South Carolina's Dawn Staley issues official statement declining White House invitation”

SC women's basketball team, the NCAA Women's champs, have declined a White House invitation to celebrate their national title on Friday evening.

President Donald Trump hosted NCAA national championship teams on Friday, but the Gamecocks opted out.

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The invite for tomorrow's event ultimately came "earlier this month", according to The State, but it seems that it was too late for Staley and her team.

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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"As I've been saying since our practices for this season started, all of our focus is on the season ahead", she said per ESPN.

SC won the 2017 Women's NCAA Tournament, but isn't going to the White House. Women's Rugby has won the last 6 national championships in their division.

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Oklahoma's softball team presented President Trump with a glove, and the men's golf team presented him with a golf bag. He even declared to the West Virginia rifle team "we saved the second amendment!" "I don't know what else has to happen". Since then, both the men's and women's Division I basketball champs have stated they will not be able to visit the White House. "I'm here concentrating on my team and getting better". The North Carolina men's basketball team - whose coach, Roy Williams, has been publicly critical of Trump - begged off, citing a scheduling conflict. One of my favorites occurred back in September when President Trump invited the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors to the White House.

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