NCAA champion Cardinals to visit White House - 14 News, WFIE, Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro

NCAA champion Cardinals to visit White House

Posted: Updated:
  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Colts 2014 schedule released

    Colts 2014 schedule released

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:43 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:43:19 GMT
    The Indianapolis Colts 2014 schedule, released Wednesday by the NFL: Preseason Aug. 7, at New York Jets, 7 p.m. Aug. 16, New York Giants, 7 p.m. Aug. 23, New Orleans, 8 p.m. Aug. 28,More >>
    The Indianapolis Colts 2014 schedule, released Wednesday by the NFL.More >>
  • Cards come up short against Mets

    Cards come up short against Mets

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:42 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:42:41 GMT
    Lucas Duda hit a long home run and the New York Mets threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the ninth inning to hold off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Wednesday night with a stiff wind whippingMore >>

    Lucas Duda hit a long home run and the New York Mets threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the ninth inning to hold off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Wednesday night with a stiff wind whipping through Citi Field.More >>

  • Hamels loses to Dodgers in 1st start of season

    Hamels loses to Dodgers in 1st start of season

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:40 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:40:58 GMT
    Zack Greinke outpitched Cole Hamels with seven strong innings, Hanley Ramirez homered and Yasiel Puig drove in two runs for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on WednesdayMore >>
    Zack Greinke outpitched Cole Hamels with seven strong innings, Hanley Ramirez homered and Yasiel Puig drove in two runs for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.More >>

The NCAA champion Louisville men's basketball team is headed to Washington, D.C., to meet President Barack Obama. 

White House officials announced Tuesday that the Cardinals will be honored by the president Tuesday in the Rose Garden at 2:05 p.m. They follow Louisville's 1980 and 1986 NCAA title teams, who previously visited the presidential residence while presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan were in office respectively.

Cardinals coach Rick Pitino hinted last week that a White House invitation could come soon. In a release, he called the pending visit "a great honor" for the team and "something they will always cherish and someday tell their children."

The Cardinals' trip includes a tour of the U.S. Capitol and a visit with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, a Louisville graduate who frequently attends their home games.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Powered by WorldNow