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LSU football team heading to White House Friday to celebrate National Championship win

3 years 2 weeks 18 hours ago Thursday, January 16 2020 Jan 16, 2020 January 16, 2020 5:00 PM January 16, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

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.

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