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South Carolina Women's basketball team declines visit to White House

19 November 2017, 02:04 | Stacy Ballard

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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".

All nine McKendree bowlers who competed in the NCAA tournament - along with head coach Shannon O'Keefe, director of bowling Bryan O'Keefe, graduate assistant coach Matt Farber and Athletics Director Chuck Brueggemann - attended the ceremony, which honored the team for winning the NCAA championship in April.

Staley said the team received the invitation about two weeks ago, but said she and her NCAA champions are busy trying to get better. He began a series of stops on the South Lawn, then went to the State Floor and Rose Garden on the White House grounds. "It's what it stands for". As far as I'm concerned, I'm over the White House thing.

So why did she change her tune? Trump rescinded an invitation to the Golden State Warriors this summer after many prominent players on the team publicly expressed misgivings about appearing with Trump given their clashing political ideologies. "I'm here concentrating on my team and getting better".

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

The Tar Heels also cited a scheduling conflict when they turned down their invitation; however, even if they had agreed to meet Trump, they wouldn't have been in the mass of athletes on Friday. Rather than accept it, the team simply refused to attend. A team spokesperson admitted that it was because they could not settle on a date that "worked for both parties".

Trump previously welcomed the national football champion Clemson Tigers in June. Trump took away the invite after Curry suggested his team did not wish to meet with Trump.

The president had a little fun with the athletes as he posed for photos with the champions.

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