The Cardinals meet President Obama

The University of Louisville's national championship basketball team made the trek to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to meet President Obama at the White House. The Cardinals presented the President with a jersey with his name on the back, a signed basketball and a personalized bat.

The University of Louisville men's basketball team was honored for winning the school's third national title on Tuesday at the White House by President Barack Obama.

With his team standing behind him, U of L coach Rick Pitino presented President Obama with a Louisville #1 jersey with his name on the back, a signed basketball and a personalized Louisville Slugger baseball bat.

President Obama gave out a shout out to walk-on Tim Henderson, did a little 'Luuuuukkkee' and said the word "Russdiculous."

He also talked about Pitino's tattoo.

"We're not going to ask coach to show it here in the White House," Obama said. "Even if the rest of us don't have a tattoo on our shoulder to serve as a reminder, we all agree that this is a team we will not forget."

U of L also toured the Capitol, took some photos and headed back home.

Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth, who represents the Louisville area and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., were among those in attendance. Also there was Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, and Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky.

"It was a special, special day," Pitino said.


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