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NCAA Champion Louisville Cardinals to Visit White House on July 23

Jul 16 2013, 10:55pm CDT | by

The 2013 NCAA men's basketball champion, the Louisville Caridinals, will visit the White House on July 23.

The 2013 NCAA men's basketball champion Louisville Cardinals are set to visit the White House on July 23. This was confirmed by no less than Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino on Terry Meiners'...

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NCAA Champion Louisville Cardinals to Visit White House on July 23

Jul 16 2013, 10:55pm CDT | by

The 2013 NCAA men's basketball champion, the Louisville Caridinals, will visit the White House on July 23.

The 2013 NCAA men's basketball champion Louisville Cardinals are set to visit the White House on July 23. 

This was confirmed by no less than Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino on Terry Meiners' radio show on WHAS via a July 15 Louisville Courier-Journal update. Pitino said it will be an educational trip for the entire team now that Montrezl Harrell and Luke Hancock are back from their overseas commitment with USA Basketball. 

"It is truly one of the unique experiences in a young man's life to go to the White House and meet the President of the United States. It's not only a great honor, but our team will always remember that they got a chance to visit the White House, understand the logistics of how everything works and then meeting the President. It's something they will always cherish and someday tell their children."

There were also speculations on whether this trip would ever materialize, given the fact it's been months since the NCAA championship game. However, the Cardinalconnect.com website notes the University of Louisville wanted to make sure all of the players will make it. 

The WHAS website says the Cardinals will also tour the Capitol and meet with Senator Mitch McConnell and others before going back to Louisville. McConnell is a Louisville graduate who regularly watches Cardinals home games. 

President Barack Obama, who chose the Indiana Hoosiers from his tournament bracket, congratulated Pitino on his Hall of Fame induction and reached out to guard Kevin Ware, who suffered a gruesome knee injury in the Elite Eight game against the Duke Blue Devils in a press statement released by the White House. 

"The President congratulated Coach Pitino on his recent induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame and said that he and the First Lady were very proud of Kevin Ware and the way he handled his injury with grace. The President told Coach Pitino that he looks forward to congratulating the team in person at the White House."

The Cardinals battled back from a 12-point deficit to beat the Michigan Wolverines 82-76 on April 8 and eventually secure the 2013 NCAA men's basketball crown. 

 

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