February 21, 2024

The LSU ladies’s basketball staff has accepted an invite to go to the White Home this month to rejoice its profitable the nationwide championship over Iowa – following the controversy of first woman Jill Biden suggesting that each groups must be prolonged an invitation.

The college issued a press launch Monday wherein it confirmed plans to go to the White Home on Could 26.

Caitlin Clark #22 of the Iowa Hawkeyes dribbles in opposition to Alexis Morris #45 of the LSU Girl Tigers throughout the first quarter throughout the NCAA Girls’s Basketball Event championship recreation at American Airways Middle on April 2, 2023, in Dallas. (Maddie Meyer / Getty Photographs)

“The 2023 Nationwide Championship LSU’s Girls’s Basketball staff has accepted an invite to rejoice its historic season on the White Home,” the discharge reads.

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“The Tigers, who defeated Iowa on April 3 to earn the College’s first ever basketball nationwide championship, will go to the nation’s capital on Friday, Could 26.”

Affirmation of the Tigers go to adopted LSU star ahead Angel Reese’s frustrations over Biden’s suggestion that the Hawkeyes even be invited.

“I do know we’ll have the champions come to the White Home, we at all times do,” Biden stated on the time. “So, we hope LSU will come. However, you recognize, I’m going to inform Joe I believe Iowa ought to come, too, as a result of they performed such a superb recreation.”

Iowa’s Caitlin Clark walks to the locker room after the NCAA Girls’s Last 4 championship basketball recreation in opposition to LSU Sunday, April 2, 2023, in Dallas. (AP Photograph / Darron Cummings)

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Vanessa Valdivia, the primary woman’s press secretary, later clarified her remarks, saying the primary woman “supposed to applaud the historic recreation and all ladies athletes.”

Reese initially known as the suggestion “A JOKE” on Twitter, and later stated the staff would go to the Obamas as a substitute.

Reese ultimately stated she would go as a way to “do what’s finest for the staff.”

Flau’jae Johnson of the LSU Girl Tigers reacts whereas holding the championship trophy after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 102-85 throughout the NCAA Girls’s Basketball Event championship recreation at American Airways Middle on April 2, 2023, in Dallas. (Maddie Meyer / Getty Photographs)

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“At first we had been harm – it was emotional as a result of we all know how laborious we labored all yr for all the pieces,” Reese stated final month, per ESPN. “You don’t get that have [to go to the White House] ever … and I do know my staff most likely desires to go for certain and my coaches are supportive of that, so I’m going to do what’s finest for the staff, and we’ve determined we’re going to go.”

Almost 10 million viewers tuned in to the nationwide championship recreation to see LSU rating a report 102 factors of their win over Iowa. It was head coach Kim Mulkey’s fourth nationwide title, making her the only coach to win a championship at a number of colleges.

Fox Information’ Joe Morgan and Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.