On Monday afternoon Rick Pitino shared the news that he and his team had finally made travel arrangements to visit President Barack Obama at the White House. The White House confirmed the visit on Tuesday afternoon.
U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell will join the team on the trip. Following their visit to the White House, the team will tour the nation’s capital.
This will be the third White House trip for the Louisville men’s basketball team. They also visited following their 1980 and 1986 National Championships.
Here is a press release from the University.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville’s 2013 NCAA national championship men’s basketball team will visit the White House in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, July 23, White House officials announced on Tuesday.
UofL Coach Rick Pitino and the Cardinals will be honored by President Barack Obama at 2:05 p.m. ET at the Rose Garden of the White House.
“It is truly one of the unique experiences in a young man’s life to go to the White H...