Women's basketball team says 'no thanks' to Trump's White House invitation

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The Gamecocks won their title in the spring, but the invitation to the White House arrived in November, after other championship teams had been invited, the New York Daily News reported.

"We did hear from the White House about attending (Friday's event), but we will not be able to attend".

The South Carolina women's basketball team will not be attending the White House celebration of collegiate champions Friday. One team notably missing from the trip was the University of SC women's basketball team, the 2017 NCAA champions.

The North Carolina Tarheels, who won the men's tournament in March, are also not going to the Whtie House. The feud erupted as Trump was lambasting NFL athletes for kneeling in protest during the national anthem. The Sooners topped Florida for their second-consecutive national championship and third in five years. "All of our focus is on the season ahead". The team was invited to take part in a larger event that would honor them along with other NCAA champions. "The only invitation we are thinking about is to the 2018 NCAA Tournament".

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In September, Staley told The Associated Press that the school had been left out in the dark on an invitation. "I don't know what else has to happen".

Staley was all for going to the White House in the weeks after the title game, saying she would leave it up to her players if they wanted to go or not but that she was definitely going.

Whatever the real reason for skipping the D.C trip, sounds like these ladies have the right goal in mind.