Regardless of what Angel Reese stated on the matter, the LSU Tigers plan to simply accept President Biden’s invitation to the White Home after their win over the Iowa Hawkeyes within the NCAA nationwide championship.
Spokesman Michael Bonnette confirmed the college’s intention to The Related Press Thursday, someday after the Tigers celebrated the first NCAA title for the ladies’s basketball crew at school historical past on campus.
Dialogue a couple of journey to the White Home stirred some controversy because the Tigers beat Iowa. Reese, who was named Most Excellent Participant of the match, known as first woman Jill Biden’s suggestion to ask each the Tigers and Hawkeyes to the White Home “a joke” on social media.
A spokesperson for Jill Biden, Vanessa Valdivia, stated the primary woman’s suggestion of inviting each groups was supposed to be a celebration of girls athletes and the sport, which made historical past with 9.9 million TV viewers, a file for an NCAA ladies’s title recreation of any variety.
“The primary woman beloved watching the NCAA ladies’s basketball championship recreation alongside younger scholar athletes and admires how far ladies have superior in sports activities because the passing of Title IX,” Valdivia stated. “Her feedback in Colorado had been supposed to applaud the historic recreation and all ladies athletes. She appears to be like ahead to celebrating the LSU Tigers on their championship win on the White Home.”
Reese adopted up her feedback throughout an episode of the “Paper Route” podcast, saying she’d somewhat rejoice the win with former President Obama and former first woman Michelle Obama.
Reese additionally talked about through the podcast that the Tigers didn’t need Jill Biden, who attended the ultimate at American Airways Heart in Dallas, to be within the locker room with them earlier than the sport.
“Apparently, she was supposed to come back to our locker room earlier than the sport, however we stated ‘no.’ She was supposed to come back to our locker room and go to Iowa’s locker room. I don’t know if she talked to them. I don’t know if she did,” she stated.
“However we stated we didn’t need to. We didn’t need her coming into the locker room.”
Tigers head coach Kim Mulkey stated she would attend a go to to the White Home in the event that they had been invited after the victory.
No date has been set for the Tigers’ White House go to.