Clemson will visit White House in June
|Tuesday, May 9, 2017 5:41 PM- -|
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."
President Ronald Reagan with Clemson reps in 1981. Will this team be Trump's first? pic.twitter.com/W5LlG3FYtv— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 10, 2017