WASHINGTON (AP) — First girl Jill Biden mentioned Monday that she desires the defeated Iowa girls’s basketball group to be invited to the White Home along with the nationwide title winner Louisiana State College. She watched LSU’s 102-85 victory over Iowa from the stands on Sunday evening.
Biden, talking on the Colorado state capital in Denver, praised Iowa’s sportsmanship and congratulated each groups on their efficiency.
“I do know we’ll have the champions come to the White Home, we all the time do. So, we hope LSU will come,” she mentioned. “However, you understand, I’m going to inform Joe I feel Iowa ought to come, too, as a result of they performed such sport.”
The White Home did not instantly reply to a request for remark about whether or not President Joe Biden would additionally prolong a White Home invite to Iowa — and whether or not it might be a joint go to with LSU or a separate engagement.
In her remarks, Biden additionally marveled at how far girls’s sports activities within the U.S. have come since Title IX in 1972 gave girls equal rights in sports activities at colleges that obtain federal funding.
“It was so thrilling, wasn’t it,” the primary girl mentioned. “It was such an ideal sport. I’m sufficiently old that I bear in mind after we bought Title IX. We fought so exhausting, proper? We fought so exhausting. And take a look at the place girls’s sports activities have come at the moment.”