WASHINGTON — President Trump is set to host collegiate sports championship teams at the White House on Friday.
The White House says NCAA teams will attend a reception at the executive mansion, but has not provided a list of the teams attending.
South Carolina coach Dawn Staley confirmed that the Gamecocks were among the teams invited, but they “will not be able to attend.”.
Trump hosted the 2016 NCAA football champion Clemson Tigers at the White House in June. The University of North Carolina’s 2017 national championship men’s basketball team said earlier this year it could not agree on a date for a visit.
Trump sparred with professional athletes earlier this year when NBA star Stephen Curry said his championship-winning Golden State Warriors didn’t wish to meet with Trump. The feud erupted as Trump was lambasting NFL athletes for kneeling in protest during the national anthem.