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College hoops champs Virginia won't be visiting White House

1 year 7 months 1 week ago Friday, April 26 2019 Apr 26, 2019 April 26, 2019 5:51 PM April 26, 2019 in Sports - AP - National

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Virginia Cavaliers, winners of this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, say they won't be going to the White House to celebrate with President Donald Trump.

Head coach Tony Bennett tweeted Friday that the team has "received inquiries about a visit to the White House" but "would have to respectfully decline an invitation."

Bennett says, "With several players either pursuing pro opportunities or moving on from UVA, it would be difficult, if not impossible to get everyone back together."

The Villanova Wildcats, who won the 2018 NCAA men's tournament, didn't visit the White House, either.

However, the Clemson Tigers, who won the college football championship in January, did go to the White House - where Trump famously served them fast food from McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King.

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