The Clemson football team’s national championship celebration will take them to the nation’s capital. According to reports, Dabo Swinney and the Tigers will be making the trip to Washington, D.C. to be honored at the White House.
Since Donald Trump took over as president, there has been plenty of discussion about championship teams making the trip to D.C., with many turning down the opportunity, but Swinney and company will be making the trip.
Trump says that Clemson will be making the trip on Monday, January 14.
“I look forward to hosting, right out of the great State of South Carolina, the 2019 NCAA Football Champion Clemson Tigers at the White House on Monday, January 14th,” he wrote on Twitter. “What a game, what a coach, what a team!”
I look forward to hosting, right out of the great State of South Carolina, the 2019 NCAA Football Champion Clemson Tigers at the White House on Monday, January 14th. What a game, what a coach, what a team!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2019
Clemson confirmed the news in a statement of their own.
Clemson University’s football team, athletic department and university administration are looking forward to visiting the White House on Monday evening.
The university is appreciative of the opportunity to participate in this time-honored White House tradition for the second time in three years as we celebrate Clemson’s commitment to excellence on and off the playing field, and our football team’s record-setting 2018 football season.
Clemson was able to knock off the defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide in a blowout, scoring a 44-16 win over the top-ranked team at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California on Monday, January 7.