North Carolina's 2017 national championship men's basketball team will not visit the White House, a team spokesman said on Saturday, though the Tar Heels were invited to visit, as is the custom for teams that win college men's basketball and football national championships. Whether UNC would visit President Donald Trump's White House, if the Tar Heels won, became a topic of interest during the Final Four. Before UNC's national champioship victory against Gonzaga, coach Roy Williams said he'd answer whether UNC would visit after the championship game, if his team won. After the Tar Heels won, though, Williams offered no more clarity. “We won in '05; we never got invited,” he said then, in early April. “I don't know if we're going to get invited this time. That's a bad way to put it. They invited us in September (2005) when they were doing a lot of teams.
UNC national championship team not visiting White House
Charlotte Observer | Sep 23