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

South Carolina women's basketball finally invited to White House, but it's too late

On Thursday, the team finally got their invite to attend the White House on Friday, but they passed.

South Carolina's women's basketball team, which captured their first national championship at the Women's Final Four in April, have declined an invitation to visit the White House.

USC released a statement from Dawn Staley on the matter Thursday night following the Gamecocks 66-36 win over Clemson.

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

The White House said 18 NCAA teams would be in attendance for a reception at the executive mansion.

SpaceX is About to Send a Secret Payload to the Unknown
It launched a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office in May and an Air Force space plane in September. The company plans to make a landing on the main body of the rocket to re-use it further.

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

When President Trump honors a group of recent NCAA champions at the White House on Friday, the University of SC women's basketball team will not be among them.

The Golden State Warriors had an invite, but it was later rescinded by the White House when President Donald Trump tweeted that star guard Stephen Curry was "hesitating" in deciding whether to make the traditional champions' trip to Washington.

This is the University of Washington's women's rowing team, not the women's rugby team.

SC has a game on Sunday, with a practice scheduled for Friday. Her office promised that the invitation would come later in the fall but, by the time it did, Staley and her team were no longer interested.

Related News:

  • Dwayne Johnson Faces Giant Creatures in 'Rampage' Trailer

    Dwayne Johnson Faces Giant Creatures in 'Rampage' Trailer

    Naomie Harris co-stars with Malin Akerman , Jake Lacy , Joe Manganiello and The Walking Dead's Jeffrey Dean Morgan . Soon Davis learns other animals have been infected, and they are tearing up cities in North America.
    Kim Kardashian's not happy about her surrogate's birth plan

    Kim Kardashian's not happy about her surrogate's birth plan

    The stars are pictured attending the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfront on May 14, 2015 in New York City. Kim Kardashian West makes an appearance on " The Ellen DeGeneres Show " on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.
    'The Talk' has a new co-host to replace Aisha Tyler

    'The Talk' has a new co-host to replace Aisha Tyler

    The rapper joins Sara Gilbert , Julie Chen , Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood on the daily CBS talk show. She's also appeared in the Barbershop films and the TV show Eve . "Nothing seems forced.
  • Kellyanne Conway: Trump Reacted to Franken But Not 'Old' Roy Moore Story

    Kellyanne Conway: Trump Reacted to Franken But Not 'Old' Roy Moore Story

    Asked if Trump would vote for Moore if he could, the White House spokeswoman responded: "The president is not a voter in Alabama". Al Franken , the Minnesota Democrat who was accused earlier in the day of groping and sexual hectoring during a 2006 USO tour.
    'Enormous parasites' found in N Korean defector's body

    'Enormous parasites' found in N Korean defector's body

    That's according to a report released Thursday by 38North, a North Korea monitoring project based out of Washington, DC. Worldwide sanctions, droughts, and disastrous internal management mean food shortages are a big problem in North Korea.
    Uber sued by women who allege they were raped by drivers

    Uber sued by women who allege they were raped by drivers

    Uber said it is reviewing the complaint and that the allegations are important and will be taken seriously. The suit alleges that Uber has been resorting to "wilful blindness in hiring and supervising drivers".
  • Antonio Conte confirms that David Luiz has returned to the squad

    Antonio Conte confirms that David Luiz has returned to the squad

    Last season I didn't have this opportunity (to rotate Luiz). "Then to come back and play for Chelsea with greater maturity". About Moses, he's progressing well and I hope to see him back next week. "This is most important".
    Danica Patrick Is Done With Full-Time Racing

    Danica Patrick Is Done With Full-Time Racing

    In 2005, Patrick became only the fourth woman to start the Indy 500, qualifying fourth, leading laps, and finishing fourth. But I definitely was faced with situations at the beginning of the year that I had never faced before.
    Tesla Semi Truck Unveiled; Plus New Roadster, 'Quickest Car in the World'

    Tesla Semi Truck Unveiled; Plus New Roadster, 'Quickest Car in the World'

    The company's billionaire chief executive Elon Musk said the Semi truck is capable of travelling 500 miles on an electric charge. Production of the truck is expected to begin in 2019; Musk said customers who order now would get the vehicles in two years.
  • Jerry Jones apologizes for racially inappropriate comment

    Jerry Jones apologizes for racially inappropriate comment

    But Jones' conflict with Goodell and the league office isn't new, either. He called those claims ridiculous. "Congratulations on the wedding".
    Rockwell Board To Respond To Emerson's Proposal In Due Course

    Rockwell Board To Respond To Emerson's Proposal In Due Course

    Rockwell shares leapt 8% to 204.00 in premarket trading on the stock market today , while Emerson shares were down 0.7% at 58.70. Telemus Capital LLC bought a new position in shares of Rockwell Automation during the second quarter worth about $201,000.
    Google's Job Search Engine Improved With New Tools

    Google's Job Search Engine Improved With New Tools

    Users just need to click the "Location" filter and select from a range of distances from 2 to 200 miles away, or "anywhere". Between this and the other additions, it's evident that Google wants to be a central destination for job search help.


Most liked

Trump delays policy allowing importation of elephant parts
On Friday, Pacelle said, "Grateful to President Trump for reassessing elephant and lion trophy hunting imports". A growing number of countries, including China, Singapore and the U.S. , have banned the trade in ivory.

Trump dares 'loser' Clinton to run again
The president tweeted: "Give it another try in three years", in an apparent attempt to bait Clinton to run for president again. Clinton talked to Mother Jones while promoting her memoir, " What Happened ", while Trump takes to Twitter for his attacks.

Ontario College Strike Continues As Faculty Unanimously Votes "No" To Offer
This protest happened before the provincial government announced, late Thursday, that it was introducing back-to-work legislation. "We are still concerned about our students and we miss them dearly", Turco said in an interview with The Sault Star.

Wind Advisory issued Saturday night
On Saturday , a cold front works it way across the Valley, causing widespread scattered showers and a possible rumble of thunder. That means it will be very warm during the day with highs topping out in the low 80s! Winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour .

See Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Models Without Makeup Transforming for the Runway
As soon as it was announced that the show would be filming in Shanghai , there was talk about how it could present a few problems. According to Page Six , coordinators are "on the verge of nervous breakdowns".

Norway shakes oil world by dumping investments
Oil and gas equities now account for around 6 percent of the GPFG's benchmark index or just over NOK 300 billion. The aim is primarily to reduce the fund's exposure to oil price fluctuations .

Moody's rating upgrade certifies reforms are in right direction: Sebi chief
The global ratings agency, however, cautioned that high debt burden remains a constraint on the country's credit profile. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the government welcomes Moody's upgradation of India's sovereign rating.

Trump reverses elephant trophy ban
The elephant population declined 6 percent overall in Zimbabwe but dropped by 74 percent within one specific region. Department of the Interior to remove barriers to sustainable use conservation for African wildlife", Babaz added.

Kim Kardashian Gets Candid on Surrogacy Experience: It's 'So Much Harder'
Part of the reason Kardashian West hated being pregnant was due to the fact that she suffered from placenta accreta. However, the star has now opened up about how she's struggling with the process of using a surrogate mother.

Wyden: Senate Ethics Committee should investigate Franken
His call for an investigation came after several other lawmakers had called for an ethics investigation into the allegations. While rehearing their lines before the show , Franken insisted they practice the kissing scene, to which she objected.

Oil leak shuts down portion of Keystone pipeline
While details are still emerging around this spill, we know it occurred in Marshall County on South Dakota's northern border. TransCanada said in its statement that it expected the pipeline to remain shut down as the company responds to the leak.

Trump Tweets Condolences for Wrong Mass Shooting, Prompting Backlash
But instead of acknowledging the tragedy there, he name-checked the one in Sutherland Springs, Texas, which took place November 5. On Nov. 5, Trump tweeted almost the same thing about the shooting in Texas, where a gunman killed 26 people at a church .

'Violent psychopath' captured in California after escaping from Hawaii hospital
It's not clear under what circumstances Randall Saito was away from the facility in a Honolulu suburb. Tashima is concerned that Saito could commit the same "very heinous and violent offense" again.

Amazon is set to bring Lord of the Rings to TV
Amazon will certainly survive if it gambles on Lord of the Rings and falls short of taking the crown away from Game of Thrones . It was also been reported that Netflix and HBO were also approached, but that Amazon emerged as the frontrunners.

Max Scherzer, Corey Kluber win Cy Young awards again
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen finished fifth overall with two third-place votes, five fourth-place votes and six fifth-place votes. But over the course of his final 23 starts of the regular season, Kluber posted a 1.62 ERA with a.175/.213/.283 opponents' slash.