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Alabama Football: Crimson Tide Set To Visit White House On April 15th


It’s starting to become an almost-annual trip for Coach Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide football team as they will take their third visit in the last four years to the White House on April 15th, according to a press release. The trip will be for a ceremony to honor Alabama and their 42-14 victory over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in January to claim their 15th national championship.

Alabama players, coaches and support staff will be attending the ceremony where President Barack Obama will honor the Crimson Tide for winning their third title in four years in the Discover BCS National Championship Game in January. It will certainly be the kickoff to a big week as Alabama wraps up spring practice this week with the A-Day game approaching on Saturday, April 20th. The ceremony is expected to begin at 1:05pm.

The entire team is expected to visit various monuments around the city during their trip, according to the Tuscaloosa News. In years past, they have visited areas like the Pentagon, the Washington Monument and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery.

The team was set to visit the White House earlier in the year in March, but a snow and ice storm prompted a reschedule for a later date.

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