The Tar Heels have no plans to visit the White House after winning a national title this past spring.
North Carolina’s 2017 national championship basketball team will not make the customary visit to the White House, according to The Charlotte Observer.
The Tar Heels were apparently invited and players were “fine with going,” but a UNC spokesman said there were scheduling conflicts on both sides.
Per the Observer:
Steve Kirschner, the UNC men’s basketball team spokesman, said the Trump White House did invite UNC, but that the university and the White House couldn’t agree on a date.
“We couldn’t find a date that worked for both parties,” he said. “We tried about eight or nine dates and between they couldn’t work out that date, we couldn’t work out that date, so – we would have liked to have gone, but not going.”
Kirschner added that UNC’s players “were fine with going.”
Head coach Roy Williams has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump’s social media habits, saying in March that “our president tweets out more bullsh-t than anybody I’ve ever seen,” but he later said he would “think on [accepting the invite]” after the Tar Heels won the national championship.
The New England Patriots and Chicago Cubs made the customary visit to the White House earlier this year, and it remains to be seen whether the Golden State Warriors will do the same. Though after Trump’s statements on Twitter today, it’s probably unlikely.