UNC Basketball: Tar Heels will not visit White House


According to UNC spokesman Steve Kirschner, the Tar Heels will not make a trip to the White House to be honored for their achievement.

With a 33-7 overall record, the Tar Heels deservedly won it all.

The Tar Heels, who beat Gonzaga in April to win their latest national title, visited the White House after their 2009 championship.

On Saturday, UNC-Chapel Hill officials said that "the team was fine with going" to visit President Donald Trump.

A team spokesman told the Observer, "We couldn't find a date that worked for both parties". "We offered up eight or nine dates, but none of them worked". It is the custom for winning college men's basketball and football national championship teams to visit Washington.

The Trump White House is being denied visits from basketball teams left and right, these days.

Trump's comments on the Warriors came after Stephen Curry said he would vote for the team not going to the White House and reportedly before any actual invitation had been extended. They invited us in September [2005] when they were doing a lot of teams. Roy Williams was asked about his thoughts but he did not clarify anything. Williams had previously criticized Trump during the ACC tournament when responding to a question about social media.

"Now everybody has got social media, and we don't need The New York Times to find out what in the dickens is going on in our country", Williams said in May. But, you know, the office of the presidency of the United States is the most fantastic place you can be.