LSU football team heading to White House Friday to celebrate National Championship win
BATON ROUGE - It's official. The national champion Tigers are heading to the nation's capital.
On Wednesday, LSU Athletics confirmed the team would be heading to the White House on Friday where President Donald Trump will honor them for their win over Clemson.
The Tigers are expected to be back in Baton Rouge Saturday for a victory celebration and parade on LSU's campus.
The team will meet with Louisiana members of congress Thursday before meeting the President Friday morning. Watch coverage of the team's visit to Washington, D.C. on all WBRZ newscasts Thursday night and all day Friday.
The team was scheduled to leave Baton Rouge Thursday afternoon. Buses driving the team to the airport in Baton Rouge were involved in a minor crash on I-110 around 2 p.m. Thursday. There were no injuries. The buses were carrying "auxiliary personnel" and not players, police said.
Fender bender involving LSU team buses headed to airport Thursday; No injuries. Players weren't on the bus - It was carrying auxiliary personnel for visit to the White House pic.twitter.com/gbNuAqkzsX— WBRZ News (@WBRZ) January 16, 2020
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