Clemson will visit White House in June


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1981 Clemson Tigers football team and Strom Thurmond visited the Oval Office in January 1982.  (Photo:  William Fitz-Patrick)
1981 Clemson Tigers football team and Strom Thurmond visited the Oval Office in January 1982. (Photo: William Fitz-Patrick)

The 2016 National Championship Clemson football team will visit the White House on June 12, TigerNet.com has confirmed. It will be the first visit to the White House for the football team since the 1981 National Champion Tigers visited Ronald Reagan after beating Nebraska in the 1982 Orange Bowl.

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney visited the White House as a member of Alabama's title team in 1992.

"I got a chance to do it when I was a player in 1992. We went to the White House, and Bill Clinton had just been elected. What a neat experience that was," Swinney said recently on Mark Packer's radio show, "We went to the Capitol. We got to see the White House in a way that very few people get to see it. It was a great experience."

He said there was little doubt he wanted his team to have the same experience, and he can't wait for the trip to happen.

"Absolutely, we’re going to provide our team and staff that opportunity. If somebody doesn’t want to go, don’t go, but I’m going," he said. "I’m fired up about it. I can’t wait to take the Clemson Tigers to D.C. as the national champions."


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Tiger Michael
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casperasop1
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tiger67
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casperasop1
spacer Brady had a good excuse, so...***
Noodle
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llamasnot
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RenegadeTiger®
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Tiger Michael
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casperasop1
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Noodle
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HunterClemsonTigers
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armsb
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TennesseeLadyTiger®
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Tiger Michael
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Forever Clemson®
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Clemalum07®
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TigerNotAtGT
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lowspark84
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TigerCC
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casperasop1
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speedracer®
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tiger_swimmer®
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lhaselden
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lhaselden
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Tiger Michael
spacer What about those of us who are NOT Liberal...
walrus
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76clemson
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walrus
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76clemson
spacer Correct answer.***
Tiger5
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walrus
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hoppercats2
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Tiger5
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hoppercats2
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armsb
spacer since their livelihood is based on politics as usual, they should be scared
tiger_swimmer®
spacer Everyone here has made up their minds
Murica®
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lhaselden
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76clemson
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walrus
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lhaselden
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lhaselden
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lhaselden
spacer Meeting the President of the United States is a lose lose situation?
tigerdrummer®
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casperasop1
spacer To each their own. I don't care what the individual players
tigerdrummer®
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LemonTiger
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lhaselden
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deroberts
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tigerdrummer®
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Gmurra999®
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Tiger5
spacer So, if someone visits the White House, that means they agree
joeyb®
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ShawnC
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ShawnC
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lhaselden
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GWPTiger®
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lhaselden
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Tigerbalm1®
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tigerdrummer®
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scooter
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Tigerbalm1®
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tigerdrummer®
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scooter
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CU2013®
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ZeeGantt®
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ClemsonSCTiger
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walrus
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tgemas
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walrus
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Ucel74
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tigeron®
spacer There will be a number of players who refuse to go.
CoolBreeze864
spacer Sad that people are so wrapped up in themselves
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